Dragonfly Survey …..

Thanks to kind permissions from those people who own land alongside the River Kird, Dr Alison Barker has been carrying out a survey of damsel- and dragonflies locally.  This area was not included in the work done by the Arun and Rother Connections, ARC, project so is helping establish what species are present and recording those found on the local river within our Parishes.  All I can say is you need very sharp eyes which fortunately Alison has.

Water Condition Training Course

We are still awaiting news about a water condition assessment training course which is due to be set up by Jeremy Burgess of the South Downs National Park.  The Park is keen that the water courses within and outside the area are in good condition and need help from trained volunteers to do this.

Moths and Bats

Friday 21 July Wisborough Green Village Hall, 8-10 pm.  Dave and Penny Green of the Sussex Moth group will give a short talk on moths and set up some traps for overnight.  Their talk will be followed by one by Sarah Hughes, who is based at Chichester District Council working with the local community on wildlife projects.  She will talk about bats and then guide us on a walk after dusk.  Let us know if you want to come – we had 24 people last year and a reserve list of 18……Don’t forget to wear warm clothes and to bring a torch!

BUT that’s not all.  On Saturday morning, 22 July at 10 am, Dave and Penny will return and show us what moths are in the traps, help identify them and release them carefully.

Watch out for posters about the Parishes Wildlife group in Kirdford and Wisborough Green as well as notices in the local papers.

Contact: Jill Sutcliffe: 01403 700395; Mike King 07949 909351

The group is very grateful for financial support from the Wisborough Green Fete Society, KKWG and the South Downs National Park Sustainability Grant.