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- Surrey insect champions needed to reverse insect decline 8th July 2020New report calls for ambitious pesticide reduction target
- The Wildlife Trusts call for nature to be at the heart of economic recovery – not simply an ‘add-on’ 30th June 2020The Wildlife Trusts are deeply disappointed by the Government's announcement to spend billions on roads at a time when serious investment in nature could address the twin emergencies of our age - climate change and nature loss - as well as provide jobs and improve people's lives.
- Wildlife needs water urges Surrey Wildlife Trust 29th June 2020Survey results show creating more water and shelter for wildlife in Surrey gardens is a top priority
- Kick-start nature’s recovery and absorb a third of UK emissions 24th June 2020New report from The Wildlife Trusts shows how investing in nature would reap big dividends in tackling climate crisis
- Join Surrey Wildlife Trust for a Big Wild Weekend with the stars 15th June 2020Celebrate the summer solstice and Big Wild Weekend by getting closer to nature with the Wildlife Trusts from 19th to 21st June
- Coming out of Lockdown – a message from the Chairman 6th July 2020As lockdown begins to ease, I am delighted to be able to tell you that the Society Events Committee is beginning to plan events for August and beyond. As a Society, we are very fortunate in that many of our Read on! →
- Photo Competition Winner 25th May 2020It is with great pleasure and after a great deal of discussion we have decided that the winner of our “What the Surrey Hills mean to you” Photographic Competition is…. Linda Norton’s Congratulations Linda. We will be in touch with Read on! →
- How is Coronavirus affecting our Local Producers? 12th May 2020Diane Cooper,a key member of the PR & Communications Team, is also one of the organisers and volunteers at Ripley Farmers’ Market. She provides an insight into how farmers’ markets and their stallholders are coping with the issues thrown up by coronavirus. Read on! →
- Virtual Visits 12th May 2020Right now we can still visit a diverse range of places as virtual escapism is just a click away. Susie Turner, from our Newsletter Team, gives us some examples of what is on offer. Read on! →
- The latest from Surrey Hills Arts 12th May 2020Surrey Hills Arts haven’t been idle during lockdown. They are looking to initiate a fascinating piece of work that Society members may wish to participate in. Read on! →
- Nature Notes: A blustery afternoon stroll 16th July 2020On a sunny mild but very blustery afternoon in early July I'm strolling through lush meadow land in Bushy park.
- Nature Notes: Relaxing on a warm summer's evening 10th July 2020Sitting in the garden on a warm summer's evening with just a gentle breeze rustling the trees is both a relaxing and rewarding experience.
- Nature Notes: A very unique sighting 2nd July 2020At first light one morning in the middle of June, a mistle thrush began singing nearby. His song consists of short rather sketchy phrases, not as melodious or mellow as a blackbird and nowhere near as tuneful as his cousin the song thrush.
- Nature Notes: A flourishing of flora and fauna amid lockdown 25th June 2020Walking through a patch of rough grassland one afternoon in the last week in May, I was very surprised to see a male meadow brown butterfly flutter past me.
- Nature Notes: Reaping the rewards from a sunny spring 18th June 2020We all enjoyed the sunniest spring and driest May on record. The natural world benefitted too.