News archive

September 2016

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Pair of kittiwakes on rock

Healthy Heathlands

Our nearest lowland heathland reserves at Farnham and Hazeley Heath nr Hook have had a good breeding season for key species.
Churning Nightjars reached double figures for the first time at Farnham.
Dartford Warblers bred at both sites ( first time at Farnham and first time since 2010 at Hazeley)
All key heathland birds ( Dartford Warbler, Nightjar, Woodlark, Tree Pipit and Stonechat) increased at Hazeley
Field Crickets nearly reached double target figures with 98 calling males , well up on the 50 target.
The translocated Sand Lizard population were given a boost with confirmed breeding at Farnham.
The RSPB's commitment to increasing the biodiversity not only on their reserves but also other landowners to manage their land to achieve more and better heathland.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Speaker for Wednesday Meeting 7th Sept

Due to an accident, our advertised speaker is not available.
At short notice, Glenda Law, a regular speaker has stepped in and will give an illustrated talk on the wildlife of Botswana.