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BIG BLUEBELL WATCH
The Big Bluebell Watch is organised by the Woodland Trust and takes place from 2nd April until 31st May. In this nationwide survey, members of the public submit their bluebell sightings via an online map. The results will help the Woodland Trust monitor the status of native bluebells and guide future conservation efforts. Click here for more information

SEEN OR HEARD A CUCKOO?
Cuckoos are disappearing from our countryside and scientists are trying to understand why this is happening. The Field Studies Council are asking for reports to be logged on their web site, so if you see or hear one, do please provide them with details. Click here for more information.

COACH TRIP TO KEW GARDENS - WEDNESDAY 16th MAY 2018
The Lynchmere Society has very kindly invited our members on this visit which provides an opportunity to see the Marianne North Gallery.
Likely cost is 33. Bring a picnic lunch.
To book a place contact Lou a.s.a.p. on   01428 723715 or 07771 694408

SELBORNE RESTORATION ALMOST COMPLETE
Improvements at the Gilbert White Museum and The Oates Collections are due for completion in April. They include a new cafe to accommodate larger groups of visitors, new galleries including an Introduction Room, and a larger car park. New exhibition space for temporary exhibitions will show rarely seen artifacts and stories not normally told. Click for full details.

LUTRA WILDLIFE TOURS
Members will remember Lee Morgan's wonderful talk on the Rockies this year. Full details of their future tours, and some amazing photos and video clips on their web site.

SUSSEX FIRECREST SURVEY - CAN YOU HELP?
Sussex Ornithological Society will be undertaking a survey of
firecrest in 2018  to ascertain the state/extent of the seemingly ever
expanding population in the county. For full details of how to participate click here.

FIELD MEETING LOCATIONS
Each of the grid references for our 2018 field meetings is now linked to a map of the location. Just click on the link to see exactly where to meet.

CHRIS FEARE'S NEW BOOK
Those of you who were unable to get to the launch of Chris' book in early November can still purchase a copy at Haslemere Bookshop. Called "Orange Omelettes and Dusky
Wanderers" it covers his research into the sooty tern in the Seychelles.
ISBN 978-9-9931803-9-5      Price 13.99