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.
Monday 8 October – Return of the Goshawk – Summarising 8 years of observations of the enigmatic elusive goshawk, Dave Burges who has worked for WWF, RSPB and the National Trust will explain the ecology and some current conservation issues of this magnificent secretive raptor.
Monday 12 November – British Owls – Marina Harkins lecturer at Merrist Wood and Falconer will tell us why owls have enriched our cultural heritage. Here’s your chance to find out more and hopefully meet a real tawny owl.
Monday 10 December – Members only Christmas Party
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 email@example.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.