We continue to look after the wildflower area on Froyle recreation ground and the wildlife pond area near Gid Lane with volunteers. You can help to benefit wildlife and the community by volunteering so see a list of dates in 2022 for our work parties.
Our 2022 ‘walks and talks’ list:
- Thursday 24th March, talk ‘Bird Songs and Calls‘ by Keith Betton, Froyle Village Hall, 7.30pm.
- Wednesday 13th April, talk ‘Attracting Wildlife to your Garden’ by Susan Simmonds, zoom, 7.30pm.
- Sunday 8th May, Flora recording walk in Upper Froyle by Alton Natural History Society led by Isobel Girvan, meet 10am at Village Hall.
- Saturday 21st May 10.30am guided walk at RSPB Farnham Heath by Mike Coates.
- Friday 10th June, Moth evening at Wildlife Pond area, 9.30pm until late.
- Saturday 9th July, join us for a ‘drop-in’ day at the Wildlife Pond to see what’s flying and flowering, anytime 10am – 4pm.
- Thursday 4th August, walk at Old Winchester Hill NNR for wildflowers, views and butterflies, 2pm.
- Friday 19th and Sunday 21st August at 10am-11 or 11.15am-12.15, pond dipping for children, limited numbers so booking essential.
- Thursday in mid October, AGM and talk ‘TBA‘, Froyle Village Hall, 7.00pm.
FROYLE RECREATION GROUND -Living Willow Dome maintenance, trim top growth, tie in loose rods. Mulch around the 8 trees planted previously and check the ties on stakes. Sunday 27th February 10am-12 and 1-3pm
In Spring 2022 we sowed cornfield annuals again on a 5x10m area of bare ground. We removed any perennial weeds, rotovated the area and rake the soil before sowing. If you enjoy seeing wildflowers, then thank the volunteers who helped us on Saturdays, 19th March and 2nd April. This year’s annual cut and rake-up of the perennial meadow area is planned for 30th July 2022. Previously this area has grown well (see photos) after sowing in 2015 with the help of volunteers.
The wildlife pond and wildflower meadow near Gid Lane (see access plan and photos) has produced an increase in local biodiversity since construction in 2016 and demonstrates how we can help to give nature a home. The meadow area has established well but will still benefit from regular maintenance to avoid perennial weeds taking hold. Join us if you can help in 2022 on Saturdays, 9th Apr, 23rd Apr, 11th May, 28th May, 11th June, 3rd Sep, 7th Oct. Come and get involved with hands on nature conservation, see list of dates.
Bentley Station Meadow is our nearest SSI and Butterfly Conservation organise habitat management volunteer work parties 10am on Wed 26th Jan and 23rd Feb 2022.
Alton Natural History Society organise regular talks and field trips in the Alton area.
Binsted Eco Networks provide a forum for local environmental topics, contact email@example.com for more information.
In 2017 we registered as a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation‘ with the Charities Commission.