AGM and Talk
Friday 16th March 2018 at Forest Row Community Centre
Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ
AGM starts at 7:15 pm.
Talk starts at 8 pm – Nick Aplin Chair of the Sussex Fungi Group on fungi including at Weir Wood and Sussex.

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.

Microphone for our AGM?
Our AGM will be on Friday 16th March 2018 at The Forest Row Community Centre. We would like to borrow a microphone and amplifier/loudspeaker to make the questions and the talk easier to hear. We only need something very simple. Please let us know if you have a system we can borrow. We will pick it up and return it to you. Thank you very much for your help. Please contact:- sightings@weirwood.me.uk.

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).

Members Newsletter #79 Winter 2017/8
Our latest newsletter has been produced was sent out this week by email and by post (3rd January 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 for the new year. Membership Secretary / 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.

AGM and Talk
Friday 16th March 2018 at Forest Row Community Centre
Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ
AGM starts at 7:15 pm.
Talk starts at 8 pm – Nick Aplin Chair of the Sussex Fungi Group on fungi including at Weir Wood and Sussex.

Members Spring Walk
Saturday 28th April 2018 start at Legsheath Lane car park at 09:15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31-05-17 Osprey reported at Dam End.

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

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

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