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Our Froyle Wildlife ‘walks and talks’ for 2020 are cancelled until further notice and will be rearranged if possible. All talks in Froyle Village Hall are postponed because of coronavirus:-

  • POSTPONED -Tuesday 17th March ‘The Barn Owl Project Hampshire‘ by Kim Boog, Froyle Village Hall 7.30pm.
  • POSTPONED -Tuesday 21st April ‘Hampshire’s Chalk Grassland’ by Mike Allen, Froyle Village Hall 7.30pm.

We constructed a living willow dome on Froyle recreation ground on Sunday 1st March 10am–12 and 1–3pm, thanks to volunteers who came along to help.

UPDATE 24th March -Our outdoor work with volunteers helping us in Froyle is cancelled until further notice, (see previous list of dates.) 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.  Come and get involved with hands on nature conservation. UPDATE -Our outdoor work with volunteers helping us in Froyle is cancelled until further notice.

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 binstedeconetwork@gmail.com for more information.

In 2017 we registered as a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation‘ with the Charities Commission.

See previous years ‘walks and talks’ list for 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. For more information see Posts and Past events.