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July 2017

Early Summer nature walk

July 8, 2017 @ 11:00 - 13:00
White Hill car park RH5 6DG United Kingdom + Google Map

Gail Jeffcoate (author of The Box Hill Book of Butterflies, and previous Butterfly Recorder for Surrey) will lead us on a nature walk to discover grassland plants including orchids, butterflies and other interesting wildlife.

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September 2017

Tour of Reigate Fort

September 1, 2017 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Wray Lane, Wray Lane car park
Reigate, Surrey RH2 0HX United Kingdom
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Reigate Fort was built in 1898 as part of the London Defence Scheme and was restored in 2000.  Marc Russell, Area Manager for Reigate Hill and Gatton Park will lead us on a tour of the atmospheric buildings to discover what military life was like in the late 1890’s. Meet in the Wray Lane Car Park, Reigate, RH2 0HX. If you would like to bring some food or buy some in the Car Park café, we can picnic by the…

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October 2017

Fungi Foray

October 15, 2017 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Box Hill cafe/Pentagon feature Box Hill, Surrey KT20 7LB United Kingdom + Google Map

A walk to discover and find out more about Box Hill's fungi. This gentle walk will be led by Dr Brian Spooner who was, until he retired, Head of Mycology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Meet at the Pentagon Information Boards outside the café.

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December 2017

Make a Christmas Wreath

December 15, 2017 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Warren Farm Barns, Headley Lane
Mickleham, RH5 6DG United Kingdom
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£12

Amanda McCormick, NT Ranger will help us to make our own Christmas Wreath and other decorations.  The natural materials will be collected beforehand.  Please bring gloves and secateurs if you have them.  If you want to “bling” up your wreath bring your own materials. Amanda will provide coloured ribbons and silver teasels. At the end, you will have a lovely wreath to take away. This event will take place at Warren Farm Barns. A light lunch and mulled wine will…

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February 2018

AGM followed by Winter Talk

February 3 @ 14:30 - 17:00
Juniper Hall Mickleham, United Kingdom + Google Map

AGM & Winter Talk – Forensic Ecology Following the AGM, which will be held in the Templeton Room, Professor Patricia Wiltshire, an experienced forensic scientist and expert witness, will talk for about an hour on forensic ecology, and will show us how the natural sciences have been instrumental in convicting a large number of criminals over the years. She will include examples involving botany, zoology, mycology, and soil science.

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May 2018

Spring Walk

May 6 @ 10:30 - 12:30
Box Hill, East Car Park
Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7LB United Kingdom

Ann Sankey will be leading a spring walk in the woods on Sunday 6th May at 10.30am from the East Car park along the Box Hill Road.  Hopefully the Bluebells will still be looking and smelling beautiful by then and we will look for other signs of spring.  If you would like to come along please let Lyn Richards know by email or phone as we sometimes have to restrict numbers to enhance everyone’s enjoyment. Note: East Car park is…

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June 2018

Annual Mid-Summer BBQ

June 22 @ 19:00
Warren Farm Barns, Headley Lane
Mickleham, RH5 6DG United Kingdom
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£8

Although David Kennington has retired as NT General Manger for Surrey Hills Countryside, he and Tracy are still happy to host this very popular event in their garden by Warren Farm Barns. £8 per head. All FOBH members and their guests are welcome. Please ring Lyn on 01737 842889 or email: lyn@mra.uk.net to book places so we can order the right amount of food.

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July 2018

Walk on Abinger Roughs

July 18 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Abinger Roughs, White Downs Lane
Abinger Hammer, Surrey RH5 6QS United Kingdom
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Henry Barnard, NT Lead Ranger for North Downs West, will lead us on a walk around Abinger Roughs.  Henry will talk to us about the history of the area and show us some ancient trees linked to the Abinger Hall Estate as well as the flower sprinkled grassland.  We will take a look at a Bronze Age Burial mount and the Bishop Wilberforce memorial and walk along to Piney Copse which was donated by EM Forster. Meet in the Abinger…

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September 2018

Riverside Walk and Picnic

September 11 @ 11:00 - 14:00
Box Hill farm
£8

Mark Dawson, NT Lead Ranger for Box Hill and Headley, will lead us through Box Hill Farm to the riverside to see how this area has developed since the farm was acquired and the riverside walk reinstated in 2016. We will have a walk along the riverside with a picnic by the water. Mark will point out the wildlife and chat to us about the latest plans for the Farm.  We will enjoy a picnic and a glass of wine…

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November 2018

A Talk on “Blue Butterflies” followed by dinner at the Burford Bridge hotel

November 21 @ 18:30 - 23:00
Burford Bridge Hotel, Old London Road
Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BX United Kingdom
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£24

From April to September a succession of beautiful blue butterflies can be seen on Box Hill. This talk will look at their very different lifestyles and will focus particularly on how Box Hill is playing a key role in a Butterfly Conservation project aimed at increasing numbers of Small Blues between Guildford and Reigate. The talk will be given by Gail Jeffcoate (author of The Box Hill Book of Butterflies, and previous Butterfly Recorder for Surrey).  It will take place…

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