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 – this 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.
2019 Winter Programme
Monday, November 11th: Surrey on the Wildside - Photographing Nature Our speaker, Nigel Choat, a local wildlife photographer, will show us his wonderful wildlife photographs and talk about all the different animals he has managed to get up close to in the Surrey countryside.
Monday, December 9th: Christmas Party (Members only) This is our annual event with quizzes, competitions and a superb hot and cold supper. Our photo competition this year is: Insects in and around Normandy. We like to see what our members can find in their gardens so do bring your photos along. Why not become a member and join us at the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.