Our Froyle Wildlife ‘walks and talks‘ for 2019 have completed and next seasons will be published in the New Year.
Volunteers help us at work parties in Froyle, see the list of dates and do come along . In Spring 2020 we plan to sow cornfield annuals again on a 5x10m area of bare ground. We need to remove any perennial weeds, rotovate the area and rake the soil before sowing. Volunteers assistance would be appreciated on Saturdays 2-4pm, 21st Mar and 4th Apr. This year’s annual cut and rake-up of the perennial meadow area is planned for 25th July 2020. 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 2020 on Saturdays 10am-12, 28th Mar, 20th Apr, 16th May, 6th June, 5th Sep, 5th Oct.
Our nearest SSSI is Bentley Station Meadow and Butterfly Conservation organise winter work parties there as part of habitat management. Meet once a month from October to March, starting 10am on Wednesdays 8th Jan, 5th Feb, 4th Mar 2020. Come and get involved with hands on nature conservation, see www.hantsiow-butterflies.org.uk/workparties.php.
Alton Natural History Society organise regular talks and field trips in the Alton area.
In 2017 we registered as a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation‘ with the Charities Commission.