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.

Summer 2019 Talks

Saturday 18th May at 10.00 (lift sharing from Manor Fruit Farm car park at 9.35 as limited parking at the site)We have arranged a walk at Tices Meadow Nature Reserve a hidden gem on the outskirts of Badshot Lea.  Richard Horton Chairman of The Tices Meadow Bird Group will lead us around the site and he will show us the newly erected Sand Martin bank and Swift Tower. As of January 2018 189 species of bird have been recorded there!  Don't forget binoculars, camera, sunhat/raincoat, walking boots.  Please email fnwildlife@gmail.com if you want to go so we have an idea of numbers, thank you.

Saturday 22nd June at 10.00  - Henley Park meadows (in Normandy) with Bill Stanworth and Gill Woolfson. If you have never walked these meadows they are a great place to see wildlife.  We hope to see wildflowers, moths, butterflies and birds.

FNW MEMBERS ONLY - Sunday 14th July at 14.00 - Witley Common with Alan Taylor National Trust ranger will guide us through the shady mysterious woodland and sunny open heaths. He will take us to the ancient pond where hopefully we will see dragonflies, out on the heath for woodlarks, tree pipits, dartford warblers and stonechats and the lovely population of silver studded blue butterflies (he knows exactly the spot where they will be!) Make sure you bring your binoculars and maybe a picnic before we start our walk, there are plenty of places to sit and eat.

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

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