Friends of Normandy Wildlife

Friends of Normandy Wildlife
Supporting the beautiful and diverse wildlife of Normandy

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE NEW FNW WEBSITE AT www.friendsofnormandywildlife.org.uk

The Normandy Wildlife Group has been set up by Normandy Parish Council.  Their aims are:

  • To be aware of what wildlife our village has by keeping records for the future. This needs to be done by monitoring gardens and open spaces within the village as it may help keep our greenbelt from being built on in the future
  • To meet like minded villagers who have a passion for wildlife or want to learn about our wildlife and keep it for generations to come by documenting what we have on our doorstep.

We hold talks from September to April in St Marks Church Hall, Guildford Road, Normandy on the 2nd Monday of the month starting at 19.30 prompt.  In the past these have been on hedgehogs, reptiles, invasive species, swifts etc.  In the summer months we get outside for walks and every August bank holiday we have a stand at the Parish Fete on Manor Fruit Farm inside the village hall.  All are welcome to attend including children.  The cost is £2 for members (membership is £10 and is due in April of each year) and £3 for non-members with children/students being free of charge.

Our Summer walks are:

End of June for a warm muggy evening!  PLEASE EMAIL FNWILDLIFE@GMAIL.COM TO CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST WHEN WE HAVE A DATE.  Bill Stanworth (our moth, insect, butterfly, fungi generally everything wildlife expert of the fnw committee) would like to look for glow worms and moths on Normandy Common (parking opposite Session Music).  However, to get best viewings of both we need one of those warm muggy evenings so this walk will be at 9.30 pm and you will receive an email probably only 2 days before when we hopefully will have an accurate weather forecast from the Met office!

MEMBERS ONLY - Sunday 15th July  - Dragonflies and damselflies on Normandy Pond and Henley Park Lake with Simon Elson (who gave us a fascinating talk in February).  We will visit the pond and lake which are in quite different positions (one shaded with dappled light filtering through the other in full sun) and we will hopefully see different dragonflies at both locations.

Indoor talks will resume on the 2nd Monday of the month starting from September 2018 until April 2019. These start at 19.30 prompt in St Marks Church Hall, Guildford Road, Normandy.

If you want to know more about Friends of Normandy Wildlife read our talk articles and what to look out for in the seasons in The Villager magazine which is delivered to your door quarterly.  You can also email us at fnwildlife@gmail.com.

Please may we remind you if you find any wildlife in distress, our two local wildlife rescue centres are Harper Asprey 01344 623106 or Wildlife Aid on 09061 800132.

The view from above hunts hill
The view from above hunts hill
Dartford Warbler on Normandy heathland
Dartford Warbler on Normandy heathland 29-04-15
Balloons over Willey Green
Balloons over Willey Green
View across Normandy Pond
View across Normandy Pond
Bee Orchid - Nine Flowers on a spike - pretty impressive!
Nine Flowers on a spike - pretty impressive!
Bee Orchid - Close up
Bee Orchid - close up