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HS2 – new report reveals exorbitant cost to nature
A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts today reveals, for the first time, the vast scale of the destruction and impact that HS2 will cause to nature.
The surprising tale of our winter moths
None of our five or six overwintering butterfly species normally venture out in winter, being safely tucked up in hibernation.
Free 'hedge-u-cation' for young people
Teaching traditional hedge laying skills a lifeline for bees, bugs and butterflies
Photographs taken by Sally who accompanied us around Godalming
Godalming walk on 5th January 2020 Many thanks Sally
Blowing off the cobwebs – today’s walk around Godalming
Fifty members of the Surrey Hills Society attended the first event of 2020 – the charities monthly free walk somewhere in the Surrey Hills. This month the group explored the beautiful market town of Godalming – often included in the Read on! →
A Christmas serenade despite the wet weather
As is the case every year, I had been dreaming of a white Christmas, not a mild and partially wet one.
Walking off our Christmas Puddings
What a tremendous turnout for our annual Walk off Your Christmas Puddings walk! About 55 people congregated at the March Hare in Guildford. It was quite a sight as we trekked down through the the back roads on to a Read on! →
Nature Notes expert Tony Drakeford looks ahead to Spring
So, the shortest day is already behind us and although there is plenty of winter still in store, I eagerly and perhaps impatiently await the first spring flowers and early birdsong, triggered by an increase in daylight hours.
Nature Notes expert Tony Drakeford on the Pied wagtail
When roosting on winter nights, some birds choose to do so alone but many species congregate in communal roosts.
Celebrating the start of Christmas the Surrey Hills way
Following on from our annual walk up Holmbury Hill, followed by mulled wine and mince pies at Belmont School, on the first Saturday in December, our second festive event is natural wreath making and decorating for Christmas. Sixteen members of Read on! →
Wildlife that has made it into our Christmas carols and rhymes as we celebrate the holiday season
'Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird'. So runs a line of a popular Christmas song. 'Bluebirds', our swallows, are sadly not with us at Christmas as they are sunning themselves in reed beds around Cape town until next April when they fly back to Britain. But I always think of them at this time of year.
Pre-Christmas walk for all the family from Belmont School
Getting into the festive spirit in the Surrey Hills For the 11th consecutive year, the Surrey Hills Society have walked from Belmont School to Holmbury Hill, near Dorking, as part of their festive season celebrations. Originally designed as one off Read on! →