A watch has been found. If it might be yours please contact me.
Tom Howard-Jones email: tomhoward1jones@gmail.com
mobile: 07703280238

Members Newsletter # 80 Spring 2018
Our latest newsletter has been produced was sent out this week by email and by post (9th April 2018). If you do not receive your copy soon please let me know. Also if you would like to join The Friends of Weir Wood please contact me. All best wishes: Membership Secretary / Tom Howard-Jones.

 

02-04-18 Osprey seen at about 09:00

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04-10-17 Osprey seen by Alastair Gray about 11:30 at the West End.

09-09-17 Osprey seen by Brendan Lanigan at the Dam End 7:30am.

04-09-17 Osprey seen by fishermen near Admiral’s Wood 7am.

31-05-17 Osprey reported at Dam End.

08-05-17 Osprey at Dam End in morning.

04-05-17 Osprey flying NE at Dam End (about noon).

01-05-17 Osprey headed North over Dam (09:30).

27-03-17 Osprey reported at Dam End late morning.

25-03-17 2 Ospreys watched over the reservoir at 18:20 – Janet Wilkinson.

23-03-17 Osprey seen at about 9;30 am – watched for 10 minutes – Brendan Lanigan at the Fishery.

Members spring flowers & birds walk will be on Saturday 28 April 2018
The walk will be split into two parts. Starting at the hide Car Park at 9:15 the first part will take you into our woodland study area for our spring flowers and bluebell wood – and to see some of our nesting birds. We will return to the car park and then walk over  to Whillet’s to see the meadows, pond and reed bed. We should finish at around 12:45.
No booking is needed – just turn up. Please wear stout walking shoes or boots as the paths may be muddy and are uneven in places.

Membership fees for The Friends of Weir Wood Society are now due. I hope you have received a personal reminder either by post or by email. To renew your membership please contact Tom Howard-Jones membership@weirwood.me.uk or 07703 280 238 – Thank you.

FOUND:- A watch has been found in the car park. To claim please contact sightings@weirwood.me.uk or 07703 280 238 17-April-2018 Tom Howard-Jones).

FOUND:- A pair of Specsaver reading glasses found in the hide. To claim please contact sightings@weirwood.me.uk (11 December 2017, Tom Howard-Jones).

FOUND:- A key has been found in the car park. To claim please contact sightings@weirwood.me.uk (21 June 2016, Tom Howard-Jones).

LOST:- A telescope lens/eyepiece was lost in the pumping station car park or close by on 23 April 2016. Please contact Roger Jackson at rjbjackson@hotmail.co.uk

FOUND:- Binocular Case – A black leather carrying case for a pair of binoculars has been found in the hide. To claim it please contact sightings@weirwood.me.uk (1st March 2016, Tom Howard-Jones).

Peter Erridge, one of The Friends of Weir Wood, gives talks and writes articles that raise awareness as well as funds for our society. He talks about the nature reserve and the work that we do to conserve and improve it. Here is one of his recent notes about Birds and Storms – an example of his general love for wildlife. Click HERE to see the article. The photo of the Whimbrel is by Alastair Gray and the storm scene is by Richard Lowe.

Members Spring Walk
Saturday 28th April 2018
The walk will be split into two parts. Starting at the hide Car Park at 9:15 the first part will take you into our woodland study area for our spring flowers and bluebell wood – and to see some of our nesting birds. We will return to the car park and then walk over  to Whillet’s to see the meadows, pond and reed bed. We should finish at around 12:45.
No booking is needed – just turn up. Please wear stout walking shoes or boots as the paths may be muddy and are uneven in places.

Public Open Day
Sunday 8th July 2018 from 09:30 start at Legsheath Lane car park.

Fungi Foray for Members
Sunday 16th September 2018
Discovery walk led by Nick Aplin, leader of the Sussex Fungi Group. Start at 10am end about 1pm; meet at the car park in Legsheath Lane.

Meadow Bridge Repairs August – September 2017
The Committee and the Work Parties have just completed a major task – arranging the funds, the materials and the repairs to two of the bridges between the meadows in Whillet’s. We are now able again to take tractors through the meadows to mow them. In particular we are very grateful to the work parties for all their hard work in replacing the large number of timbers.

Bridge Repairs Aug 2017

Bridge Repairs Aug 2017

Bridge Repairs Sep 2017

Bridge Repairs Sep 2017