The Friends of Normandy Wildlife Group (FNW) was originally set up by Normandy Parish Council. The aims of FNW are:
- To be aware of the amazing wildlife in and around our village and to keep records of this for the future. This is done by monitoring gardens and open spaces within and around the village. It is an important way of helping to keep our greenbelt from being built on in the future.
- To get together with like-minded villagers who have a passion for wildlife and/or who want to learn more about our wildlife and how to help plants and animals thrive in our environment.
We hold wildlife talks from September to April in St Marks Church Hall, Guildford Road, Normandy on the 1st or 2nd Monday of the month starting at 19.30. Topics have included hedgehogs, dormice, badgers, swifts, dragonflies, ladybirds, bats, peregrine falcons and wild flowers. In the summer months we get outside for walks - for example to Badshot Lea’s Tices’ Meadow Nature Reserve, 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.
Our programme of events is advertised on Next Door Normandy and on our website www.friendsofnormandywildlife.org . The website also has lots of information 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