The Countryside of Surrey
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Nature Notes: Tune in to nature to cheer yourself up in hard times
Albert Einstein once said 'look deep into nature then you will be able to understand everything better'.
Our Photographic Competition
WHAT THE SURREY HILLS MEAN TO YOU We thought it would be nice to celebrate the Surrey Hills and although we can’t get out into them at the moment, many of us have photographs and special memories. We are therefore Read on! →
Surrey Hills local businesses providing deliveries and working for you
We may not be able to go out and about, but there are still so many ways to benefit from the wonderful products and services that we have on our doorstep in the Surrey Hills. Surrey Hills businesses are offering Read on! →
Coronavirus disease advice for the public
Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the trustees have reluctantly decided to suspend all Surrey Hills Society events. This includes walks as it is impossible to ensure that the recommended distances between individuals could be maintained. We Read on! →
Catering for very hungry caterpillars at home
Top tips for helping moths and butterflies
Nature Notes: A windy walk in search of a skylark
On a very mild early March afternoon, yet another gale is howling as I walk beneath the greening willows along Beverley brook in Richmond Park.
8,000 Surrey school children pledge to save water & wildlife
Surrey Wildlife Trust school visits are ‘otterly’ amazing
Nature Notes: Blooming March
On March 2nd, following the previous months record rainfall, storms and gales, the wayward Jetstream suddenly moved south, allowing high pressure to drift in and the relentless winds to ease, albeit briefly before the topsy-turvy Jetstream moved once more. The rain set in and gusty winds returned.
Nature Notes: A wide variety of ducks on our waterways
Our waterways ponds and lakes play host to a variety of duck species both native and introduced, from the ubiquitous mallard to a range of exotic looking types.
Nature Notes: Spring's awakening
An old country name for the second month of the year was February-fill-dyke, alluding to the fact that rainfall then would top up the countryside for farmers.
Grow a secret garden for butterflies!
The Wildlife Trusts and RHS urge gardeners to help butterflies and moths for this year’s Wild About Gardens campaign.
Visit to Grayshott Pottery on 27 February 2020
Hiding away near the centre of town is Grayshott Pottery. We had a dedicated table for us in their lovely café for drinks and some rather tasty food. We were split into two groups with one chatting in the café Read on! →