Small Tortoiseshell found in Church
Leader: Alan Perry (HNHS member and Emeritus President of Sussex Ornithological Society) An early morning walk on this SSSI site with wet and dry heath, acid grass and woodland. Woodlark, Dartford Warbler and Stonechat recorded here.
Leader: David Bone (Geologist and Chair: Sussex Geodiversity Partnership) Starting with a “Show and Tell” of fossils, then moving onto the beach with the falling tide, searching the sand surface for fossils. (Bring freezer plastic bags.) Wellies essential.
Leader: Jon Taylor (HNHS member) A morning walk through habitats of rough grazing with good hedging, woodland and a freshwater lake.
An opportunity with a bird-watching guide on board the boat (hired by the Society for only our members), to see some of the 55,000 birds that annually visit Chichester Harbour. Cost £10 per person for 2 hours. Book a seat by requesting to our email address. Payment by 30 January: Electronic Bank Transfer: Lloyds Bank […]
A morning visit to the Reserve in the Arun Valley within the South Downs National Park. Habitats include wetland, woodlands and heathland, with several hides and viewing points. Tea room. Entry fee of £4 and parking fee £3 (all-day) for non-RSPB members.
After the short business meeting there will be an illustrated Talk. Wildlife Projects in Haslemere and BeyondSpeaker: Gareth Matthes (Ecologist and HNHS member) The talk will focus on local wildlife and provide a broad view of wildlife surveys, including reptile, riparian and hedgerow corridors, and conservation projects such as community orchards.
Paul Stevens (Ecologist with increasing specialisation in hirundines and swifts) Paul will describe his love and interest from boyhood in these migratory birds. When Reserve Manager at Arundel Wetland Centre he instigated the Sand Martin hide.
Speaker: Michael Blencowe (Sussex naturalist, co-author of “Butterflies of Sussex” and wildlife guide) Michael will “take us” on a night walk in Sussex gardens, woods, marshes and meadows and describe the wildlife to be found there.
Speaker: Chris Stewart (Professional Gardener) Is the Earthworm an eco-engineer or a simple hermaphrodite? It is a vital inhabitant of gardens and soil generally, affecting wildlife and life itself. The importance of composting will be described. The joining code for ZOOM will be sent out nearer the time.