DRAGONFLY COUNT - CAN YOU HELP?
The British Dragonfly Society is running a citizen science project this summer to identify surviving populations of the rare common clubtail.
A number of sites on the River Arun need to be surveyed three times on warm sunny days. If you think you could help see the Clubtail Count project page for more information.
HASLEMERE BOOKSHOP EVENT FOR
Lev Parikian, author of 'Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear' will be talking about his book at Haslemere Bookshop at 8pm on Friday 10th May. Tickets are £6, bookable by e-mailing the shop.
LAND SNAIL IDENTIFICATION COURSE
This course is being run by Juniper Hall Field Studies Centre from 3rd to 5th May 2019. It is being run by Dr June Chatfield.
It is open to all ability levels and will be a weekend of searching for land snails in the North Downs and identifying them. Click here for full details.
FIELD MEETING REARRANGED
Our Kingley Vale field meeting scheduled for 16th March was sadly cancelled due to the threat of severe gales and consequent dangers in the woodland.
However, an additional meeting will be held at this site on 3rd August at which we will hopefully see the resident colony of chalkhill blue butterflies.
It is with great sadness that the Committee reports the death of Richard Muir on 26 February. Until April 2018 he had been our President for over 20 years. He had expressed a wish that there should be no memorial service.
BLACK DOWN & HINDHEAD NATIONAL
TRUST SUPPORTERS PRESENTATION
The Haslemere Society is holding its spring meeting on Friday April 12th at Haslemere Hall.
They have asked BD & H NT Supporters to give a presentation of their work and of plans for the Black Down Estate and Valewood. These include 'extensive grazing' by long horn cattle and the exciting prospect of a beaver introduction.
HNHS members are invited to the meeting at 7:30 pm on Friday April 12th at Haslemere Hall.There is no entry charge for non-members of the Haslemere Society but there will be drinks and canapes served and if non-members partake they will be asked to make a donation of £5.00 to cover costs.
If you would like to attend, please register your interest with Jeremy Bonnett of the supporters group.
THE ADDERS OF MARLEY COMMON
During 2014 and 2015 the society funded a study of the adders on Marley Common aimed at understanding the movements of males during the mating season and their foraging behaviour.
A preliminary report of the study findings can be downloaded by clicking here.
No part of this report may be used without permission from Haslemere Natural History Society.
GODALMING AREA BIRD E-MAIL GROUP
Ed Stubbs tells us of this group, covering a loose area down to Haslemere. They post sightings and chat about wildlife. If you're interested e-mail us, and we'll pass on your details to Ed.
The British Trust for Ornithology is always interested to hear of uncommon bird sightings. See their web site for details of the various recording and survey schemes they run to see if you can help.
Each of the grid references for our field meetings is now linked to a map of the location. Just click on the link to see exactly where to meet.