Wed, 01/08/2018 - 20:28

The recent period of fine weather has seen a large number of visitors on site making use of our QLA Biodiversity Trail.

School children from the Badshot Lea Village Infants School enjoyed a guided tour, bird ringing demo and chose the sites for their painted butterflies & dragonflies.

A group of residents and staff from Bells Piece Farnham (a Leonard Cheshire home for people with learning difficulties) had a tour and checked on the progress of their wildflower plot - a key destination along our Biodiversity Trail, which attracts numerous butterflies and bees.

The Aldershot, Farnham & Fleet Camera Club held an evening excursion photographing the wildlife on show.

Groups from the RSPB Guildford Local Branch and the Farnham U3A Birdwatching Society have held bird watching walks around site.

Members of a local family, along with their friends, held a ceremony and picnic in Lisa's Wood to dedicate the bench they kindly donated in the memory of their late daughter, Lisa, whom the woods are named after.

In the next few weeks we have walks scheduled for the Surrey Bird Club, 12th Wrecclesham Cubs and a group of councillors from Rushmoor Borough.

Community engagement is integral to the work we do on site, and is key to the long term prospects of the Tice's Meadow Bird Group and the nature reserve itself.

Our Biodiversity Trail assists in explaining the site and the wildlife to visitors, and is key to our efforts to extend our activities beyond quarry borders.