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.
Spring 2019 Talks
Monday January 14th - Nigel Palmer from the Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue will talk about ‘Animal rescue and rehabilitation with an update on the Grace Hedgehog Project’.
Monday February 11th - Keith Betton, Vice President of the BTO and Hampshire Bird County Recorder will talk about ‘The return of the Red Kite to our skies’.
Monday March 11th - Dr June Chatfield has a wide interest in environmental sciences including botany and is a Fellow of the South London Botanical Institute and regularly writes for British Naturalists’ Association Country-Side magazine. She is active in protecting green spaces in the Alton area. She will talk to us about ‘Wild flowers in grassland’.
Monday April 8th - AGM followed by Dr Andrew Halstead who was the Senior Entomologist at RHS Wisley and has more than 40 years’ experience of wildlife in gardens. He will talk about every gardener’s friend the ladybird and how we can encourage them into our gardens.
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.