News 2017 - The Fox Corner Community Wildlife Area 
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News 2017


On a glorious summer's day, the 1st Pirbright Community Games were held on the Village Green and we had a stall to promote the wildlife area. Visitors to the stall were encouraged to pick up a copy of our fun quiz and visit the wildlife area to take part.

Download the quiz from our Home page - if you've completed the quiz you can download the answers here - NO PEEKING!


Two local young students who belong to 1st Brookwood Scouts, Amy and Mia, are working towards their bronze Duke of Edinburgh medal and undertaking environmental tasks at the Wildlife Area under the watchful eye of Site Manager, Nigel Emmerson. Their aim is to alert and enlist the help of visitors to the wildlife area in pulling up Himalayan Balsam on their walk around the site and have designed this eye-catching poster which is displayed at all entrance gates.

Himalayan Balsam in flower:

AGM 2017

The 2017 AGM was held at St Michael and All Angels Church in Pirbright on Tuesday 4th April at 8 pm followed by a heartwarming talk together with a heartfelt poem from Chris Matcham on hedgehogs. To read the Chairman's Report, click here.

Annual Newsletter

The newsletter has been circulated to members and residents during January. 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.