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News 2018



THE NEW WINTER BRIDGE


The opening of the new Winter Bridge took place at 11.30 am on Monday, 27th August 2018.

A tour through the site to the bridge via the spinal path, pond and boardwalk was followed by
an introduction by Catherine Cobley, Chairman, FCCWAA and response and cutting of the ribbon by Helen Myers.

After photographs, the tour continued by crossing the new bridge to the woodland area and then on to the Annual Barbecue at the Fox Inn

Photographs showing successive stages in the construction of the bridge

Why 'Winter Bridge'? For details of the how the bridge came about, both the original and this successor, click here



Good Wildlife News!


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.


AGM


This year's AGM was held on 18th April in the meeting room at St Michael and All Angels Church, Pirbright and was followed by an informative talk by Mike Grimshaw on Birds and Wetlands. Mike is the former chairman of Farnham RSPB. To read a copy of the Chairman's Report click here for the on-line version.


Annual Newsletter


The newsletter has been circulated to members and residents during February. Click here for the on-line version.



Reminder


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.