Two members of Butterfly Conservation in Surrey visited the site recently and were pleased and
excited to discover eggs of the Brown Hairstreak butterfly on a Blackthorn thicket.
The Brown Hairstreak is a UK BAP High Priority Species and a High Priority species for Butterfly Conservation - click here for more information.
We should look out for adult butterflies in late July and August.
This year's AGM will be held on Wednesday, 18th April in the meeting room at St Michael and All Angels
Church, Pirbright at 8 pm followed by a talk by Mike Grimshaw on Birds and Wetlands. Mike is the former chairman of Farnham
The newsletter has been 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.