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, kites, peregrines, dragonflies, ladybirds, wild flowers and more recently, wildlife in the Antarctic!, In the summer months we get outside for walks – to local areas of interest such as Badshot Lea’s Tices’ Meadow, Waverley Abbey, Witley Common and our own Normandy common. 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.
Coronavirus and the ongoing lockdown is preventing us getting together in person for our usual talks, but we are continuing to put together activities for FNW members, their families and friends, and anyone else interested in the wonderful wildlife we have in and around our village. Our website provides details of any current activities and an overview of all that we do, together with lots of fascinating info on wildlife generally, with the latest wildlife news on the news and blogs page or you can find out more by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find any wildlife in distress, our two local wildlife rescue centres are Harper Asprey 01344 623106 and Wildlife Aid on 09061 800132