We would like to receive your best winter photographs taken in the Wildlife Area. The winning entry will become the Christmas card for 2019 and the photographer will receive a framed print.
So, please visit frequently and take your camera to capture a winter scene. The entries should be reasonably high definition, 3-5 MB. Send via the website or hand to a committee member on a memory stick. Closing date: 31st March 2019 - the winner will be announced at the AGM in April. This was the picture chosen for the 2018 Christmas card.
Please see the Gallery for snowy scenes taken this January.
This year's AGM will be held on Tuesday, 2nd April at 8 pm in the meeting room at St Michael and All Angels
Church, Pirbright and will be followed by an informative talk by Francis Kelly from Surrey Butterfly Conservation
on 'Pirbright's Special Butterflies and Dragonflies'.
The newsletter is being circulated to members and residents during February. Click here for the on-line version.
The Wildlife Area is an ideal place for families to visit and have picnics. Running a wildlife area inevitably involves a delicate balance of priorities - protecting and encouraging wildlife and also providing an area which gives pleasure to visitors and residents alike. Most of these are reflected in our Fox Corner Country Code.
Dogs are a particular issue. If uncontrolled, they can alarm wildlife, disturb nests and leave unwelcome excrement anywhere on the site. Groups of children are encouraged to visit to enjoy pond-dipping and mini-beast hunts. For their sake, it is vital that they do not come into contact with the results of dog-fouling. At one stage, we felt that it would be a good idea to ban dogs altogether but after representations from local people, agreed that they could be allowed but strictly only on leads.
We respectfully, but firmly, ask you to abide by this particular rule.