In these unprecedented times Froyle Wildlife has no ‘walks and talks’ for the coming months. If conditions allow we may have a local walk in late summer, pond dipping in August and talks in Oct and Nov. In view of the reduced number of events, we will giving free membership in 2020 to all those who paid for the 2019 calendar year. Those members who have already paid for 2020 may wish to regard this as a ‘donation’ or can request that their £5 paid goes towards their 2021 membership. We plan to continue looking after the wildflower area on Froyle recreation ground and the wildlife pond area near Gid Lane with individual volunteers rather than groups. Thanks for the positive comments received about the new living willow dome.
Our Froyle Wildlife ‘walks and talks’ for 2020 are being 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.
- Saturday 4th July, join us for a ‘drop-in’ day at the Wildlife Pond to see what’s flying and flowering, anytime 10am – 4pm.
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 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In 2017 we registered as a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation‘ with the Charities Commission.