NEW WILDING PROJECT NEAR RAKE
Myrtle Farm near Rake is beginning to move into rewilding. A small farm, hosting just three cattle, has fields, wetlands and woodland, and the plan is for these habitats to merge.
The owners are trying to establish baselines by asking local specialists to see what species can be recorded by surveys in July and September this year.
A preliminary visit by two of our members shows the land to be very species rich already, so this is an interesting opportunity for our members.
If interested, please ensure you contact the organiser in advance to ensure parking can be made available.
Click here for more information and contact details.
COUNTRYSIDE CRAFT DAY - 27th July
HNHS will have a stall at Swan Barn Farm for National Trust's annual craft day in July. A number of wildlfe displays will be there, as well as a range of country craft demonstrations. And entry is free! Click for details.
In August 2018 at the Bat Field Meeting a new member, Ben Garland, joined the Society and also came to the Field Meeting at Killinghurst in October. Unfortunately he did not give us his postal address and we are unable to send him our programmes. Please contact us Ben!
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.
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.