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- 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
- Towns and cities new frontier of nature conservation 4th June 2020New smartphone app to record wildlife in gardens
- Rising from the rubble 28th May 2020Britain’s most bijou butterfly makes comeback on North Downs
- Dare to be wild! New review says get long-lasting feel-good factor from 30 Days Wild 21st May 2020The Wildlife Trusts and University of Derby evaluate the benefits of daily nature contact with 1,000 people over five years
- 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! →
- A Good Read 12th May 2020Both of the Society’s Vice-Presidents enjoy reading books about Surrey, the Surrey Hills and the surrounding area. For this newsletter, they have each selected a book which they have enjoyed. Read on! →
- 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.
- Nature Notes: A nectar-rich feeding bonanza 11th June 2020Blooming profusely now is one of our most familiar wild flowers, namely the bramble or blackberry.
- Nature Notes: Soporific sounds of summer 4th June 2020Sitting in the garden one warm late May afternoon I'm listening to the soporific summer sound of cooing wood pigeons.
- Nature Notes: Early bloom for the dog rose 29th May 2020I've never been much of a fan of cultivated roses, much preferring wild flowers. However, there is one rose namely the wild or so called 'dog' rose that I do admire for its simplicity and delicate shades of pink. (pictured).