We are pleased to now be able to resume our Events programme.  As before please contact Lyn Richards if you wish to book on an event as the numbers will be restricted.

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April 2019

Birdsong Walk

April 6, 2019 @ 07:00 - 09:30
Box Hill cafe/Pentagon feature Box Hill, Surrey KT20 7LB United Kingdom + Google Map

Nick Unwin will take us on a walk on Box Hill to see what birds are around and help us identify their songs. The walk will start from the Information Pentagon outside the shop and go wherever the birds lead us. It will be a reasonably gentle walk but may involve going part way down and up a slope. An early start should increase the chance of seeing and hearing more birds, and we can return for coffee and cake…

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May 2019

Headley Heath walk with the Ranger

May 15, 2019 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Headley Heath main car park, Headley Common Road
Headley Heath, Surrey KT18 6NN United Kingdom
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Join us for a walk on Headley Heath led by the NT Ranger, Federico Ghittoni.  Feddy will show us round various parts of the Heath telling us about the significant conservation work done over the last few years to improve the heathland, create open chalk grassland, and protect the ponds for wildlife.  The walk will involve some slopes and could be muddy!

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June 2019

FOBH Summer BBQ

June 28, 2019 @ 19:00 - 22:30
Warren Farm, Headley Lane
Mickleham, RH5 6DG United Kingdom
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£10

David and Tracy Kennington will host this very popular event in their garden by Warren Farm Barns. £10 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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August 2019

Moths, Mammals and a Folly Good Time

August 13, 2019 @ 10:00 - 14:00
Juniper Hall Mickleham, United Kingdom + Google Map

A walk from Juniper Hall Field Studies Centre led by their staff.  We will open up some small mammal traps and look at the moth trap from the previous night and also look under reptile refuges on site.  We will then be shown how FSC work with biodiversity at the centre (looking at blue butterfly scrapings, the butterfly garden, walled garden etc.).  After this we will climb up through Charlotte’s wood to Broadwood Tower and stop here or on Lodge…

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October 2019

Fungus Foray

October 13, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Archaeology in the Surrey Hills

November 20, 2019 @ 18:30 - 20:00
Warren Farm Barns, Headley Lane
Mickleham, RH5 6DG United Kingdom
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The archaeology within the National Trust's ownership in the Surrey Hills is remarkably varied and complex. Tom Dommett, Regional Archaeologist for the National Trust, will outline the major historic significances in this stunning landscape and how we plan to unearth more of its secrets - with special reference to Box Hill. The talk will be held at Warren Farm Barns, Headley Lane, Mickleham RH5 6DG.  

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February 2020

AGM followed by Winter Talk

February 1, 2020 @ 14:30 - 17:00
Mickleham Village Hall, 20 Dell Close
Mickleham, Surrey RH5 6EE United Kingdom
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£2.50

Following the AGM, Matthew Oates will talk about the success of Purple Emperor Butterflies within Knepp’s rewilding enterprise.  Matthew was the former National Specialist for Nature within the NT. He initially worked in nature conservation practice, specialising in grazing regimes, scrub management and lowland habitats. He then worked to help realise the enormous potential of NT in nature conservation, at site and landscape levels. He is particularly drawn to strengthening people’s relationships with nature and is a well-known broadcaster and…

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August 2021

Guided walk to see Box Hill’s Flora and Fauna

August 18 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Juniper Hall Mickleham, United Kingdom + Google Map
£10

A member of the Juniper Hall Education Team will lead us on a walk from Juniper Hall to see some of Box Hill’s wonderful flora and fauna. We will meet at the front of Juniper Hall at 2pm. To help Juniper Hall recover from the Pandemic there will be a charge of £10 per head for the walk which will include tea, coffee and cake after the walk if you want it.

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September 2021

Guided walk and talk on a Community Eels Project on the River Mole

September 16 @ 11:00 - 12:30

A 90-minute walk and talk by someone from the South East Rivers Trust. They are working alongside partners on the Thames Catchment Community Eels project and will be doing lots of work along the River Mole and its tributaries to aid the long-term survival of the critically endangered European eel.  They will talk about the habitats present, the processes and of course eels and other fish and wildlife. The walk will be along the River Mole in Norbury Park. This…

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November 2021

The River Mole Swallow Holes

November 13 @ 14:00 - 16:00

Peter Brown, author of “The Vanishing River of Box Hill” will give us a talk on swallow holes and the River Mole. He will use historical images and LIDAR topographical maps to illustrate his talk on this interestingly mysterious subject.  

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