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June 2017

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Coach trip to Thursley Common. Saturday 17th June

Coach trip to Thursley Common. Saturday 17th June

Thursley NNR is one of the largest remaining fragments of a once much larger area of heathland in Surrey. The 325 hectares of Thursley NNR holds extensive areas of open dry heathland, peat bogs, pine and deciduous woodlands. These are home to a thriving and varied amount of wildlife, much of which is rare and confined to heathland.

A wide variety of insect feeding birds can be found on the reserve. These include Dartford warbler, stonechat, woodlark, tree pipit, cuckoo, goldcrest, common redstart, whitethroat. We may also see hobby and buzard. Over 20 species of dragonflies and damselflies live around the open ponds and ditches of the reserve. Butterfly species include the silver studded blue. Plant life includes orchids and the carnivorous sundew. The reserve is home to all six native species of reptile. No facilities, but WC before and after.

Booking essential. Contact Derik Palmer on 07768 121 435, or email

Paid up Central London Local Group members £18.00, non-members £20.00.
Meet outside Embankment Underground Station.
Coach leaves at 8am.

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