Froyle Wildlife ‘walks and talks’ list for 2017:-
- Thursday 23rd February a talk entitled-“Butterflies of Hampshire” by Andy Barker, 7.30pm Village Hall.
- Thursday 16th March a talk entitled “Wildlife and Hedgerows” by Jon Stokes, 7.30pm Village Hall.
- Thursday 27th April a talk entitled “Wildlife of the River Wey” by Glen Skelton, 7.30pm Village Hall.
- Wednesday 10th May a walk at short notice around Noar Hill for Duke of Burgundy butterfly 2-4pm.
- Sunday 25th June an opening event for the new Pond, 3-5pm near Gid Lane, Upper Froyle.
- Saturday 29th July a walk to see summer butterflies, 10.30am-12.00, Bentley Station Meadow.
- Sunday 20th August pond dipping for families, 1.30pm and 2.30pm, new wildlife pond Froyle.
- Thursday 19th October AGM and talk about Harvest Mice by Francesca Pella, 7.00pm Village Hall.
- Thursday 9th November a talk about Seabirds of Skokholm by Alan Wynde, 7.30pm Village Hall.
In March 2017 we registered as a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation‘ with the Charities Commission.
Our nearest SSSI is Bentley Station Meadow and Butterfly Conservation organise winter work parties to help clear scrub starting 10am on the first Wednesday of each month from October to March, starting on 4th Oct 2017.
The wildflower area on Froyle recreation ground has grown well and the cornfield annuals started flowering in May 2016 (see photos). It was sown in autumn 2015 with the help of 14 individuals after over 100 hours of volunteer time. This year’s annual cut and rake-up is on Sunday 30th July 2017, 3-5pm.
The new wildlife pond and wildflower meadow near Gid Lane (see access plan) has produced an increase in local biodiversity since construction in 2016 and demonstrates how we can help to give nature a home.
A 1771 survey of woodlands and coppices in Froyle from Hampshire Record Office reference 49M68/172 is available to download .pdf (5MB).