Friends of Normandy Wildlife

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

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE 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 wildlife talks from September to April in St Marks Church Hall, Guildford Road, Normandy on the 2nd Monday of the month starting at 19.30.  Topics have included hedgehogs, dormice, badgers, swifts, dragonflies, ladybirds and wild flowers. In the summer months we get outside for walks – last year we visited Badshot Lea’s Tices’ Meadow, Waverley Abbey and Witley Common – and every August bank holiday we have a stand at the Parish Fete on Manor Fruit Farm inside the village hall.  Everyone is welcome to attend our walks and talks including children.  The cost is £2 for members (annual membership is £10) and £3 for non-members.  Children and students are free of charge.

2020 Autumn Programme

Despite the ongoing Coronavirus situation FNW is continuing to put on a programme of events for members and their friends and families.  In September we embraced new technology and were treated to a fascinating talk by ‘zoom’ on ‘The Private Life of Eels.  We hope to run more talks in this way until we can meet again in person so do please join in!

The next event is a (socially distanced) walk on the wildside on Normandy common exploring what nature has to offer at this time of the year.

The date is Saturday 17th October; meeting at 2.30 by our notice board near the car park opposite Session Music. Numbers have to be limited to comply with Government guidelines so to book a place please email us at fnwildlife@gmail.com by October 15th.

Check out our website www.friendsofnormandywildlife.org for news of other events.  This also has lots of info on wildlife generally with the latest wildlife news on the news and blogs page.

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