EVENTS

The Society runs different types of events covering many aspects of wildlife and natural history.
          Speaker Meetings
         Field Outing s
          Medmerry Surveys

          Moth Trapping
          Pub Meetings

Field Outings

Following the relaxation of Covid regulations there is now no need to pre-book on to Field Outings, unless specified. The Committee would expect attendees to continue to observe any prevailing government guidance particularly with regards to testing and self isolation as required. Members, as always, attend events at their own risk.

Monday 4th July 10:30 start, KITHURST HILL near Storrington. CHALK DOWNLAND  PLANTS, BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES.
Leader David Hart

Grid Ref TQ 071 125
This outing had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Members will visit the lovely wildflower area close to the car park, hoping for butterflies, and then make their way westwards to eventually enjoy a picnic with a fantastic view (do bring something to sit on too!)
One mile west of Storrington on B2139, take great care turning south into unmarked lane just to the east of Springhead Farm (look out for one of David’s helpful signs). Route is flat and easily accessible as there is excellent parking on the top of the Downs, adjacent to the South Downs Way.



Friday 15th July 10:00 - LEVIN DOWN WITH A WILDFLOWER FOCUS
Leader Helen Dignum

Grid Ref SU 879 114
This outing also had to be cancelled in 2020 but we can now look forward to joining Helen on Levin Down near Singleton. Note that there is an initial climb up to the Reserve from Charlton. Meet at the ‘Triangle Car Park’ on the north side of the Trundle at the above Grid Reference in order to then car share to the foot of Levin Down.  Handheld magnifiers and reference books would be useful but are not essential. But do bring a picnic to enjoy!


Tuesday 26th July - North Common.  CANCELLED. Will be rescheduled for the autumn.
North Common is a little known site on the north-west shoreline of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a remarkable variety of habitats packed into a small area – Grassland, scrub, a small wild flower meadow (at its best in June), mature trees, a damper area of grassland, saltmarsh and mudflat at low tide. We will be exploring the diversity of wildlife that lives here – plants, invertebrates, vertebrates – anything goes!

The route around the main part of North Common is only 1 1 / 4 miles of mostly flat ground (with a short, shallow slope near the eastern end). There is a hard surfaced path designed for wheelchairs/mobility scooters and this becomes a natural surface at the eastern and western ends of the Common. There are splendid views over the water towards historic Warblington and Emsworth, with the South Downs beyond.

2022 - 9th Year of Medmerry Surveys

 

Please note that Surveys will be on  THURSDAYS  this year, with all surveys (approx. 2 hours in length) starting at 13:00 PROMPT, meeting at the RSPB Earnley Car Park at Grid Ref SZ 816 968, Post Code PO20 7JL, and then car sharing or walking as appropriate.

Dates:- 

Thursdays June 9th and 16th (with the 23rd as a reserve day in case of bad weather) Plant Surveys

Thursday July 7th (with the 14th as reserve day) Earlier-flying dragonflies.

Thursday August 4th (with the 11th as reserve day) Grasshoppers and bush crickets

Thursday September 1st (with the 8th as reserve day) Later-flying dragonflies.

Sessions are open to all, no matter what your level of expertise, as guidance will be provided. The Society’s equipment is available but hand magnifiers, binoculars and reference books will be useful. Any questions or if help required with transport then please contact Philippa Arnott.

Organiser Philippa Arnott: philippa.arnott@uwclub.net  or phone 01243 575345.  Mobile 07840 859122, particularly for emergencies and delays on the day.

 

Mothing Mornings 2022

M oth Mornings - Members can join us at 10:00am to help unpack the Moth trap that will have been in position overnight. Exact addresses for each location will be provided in the monthly e-mail.

May 17th - Easthampnett
July 21st - East Ashling
August 17th - Bognor Regis 

   See the 2021 Moth trapping  Reports on Legacy Project/Moth Trapping

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