SOUTH SHROPSHIRE LOCAL GROUP

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Latest News and Events

Check here regularly for topical updates. If you would like to add anything to this page, please contact Chris on 01584 878362 or by email. For news of our own regular events and occasional field trips, please see the appropriate pages in the navigation panel.

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Our group will be at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms on Saturday, 26th January from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Big Garden Birdwatch. This will be part of the Centre's "Flight and Fantasy" event. Do come along to support us!

 

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Field Trip to RSPB Dearne Valley with Shropshire Ornithological Society
Sunday 24th March 2-19
 
If you haven't been on a coach trip organised by Sue Brealey and the SOS then perhaps this is the time to try something new...

Sue has arranged for a coach to take anyone interested in a day out birding at this reserve near Barnsley (you don't have to be a member of either SOS or RSPB) on Sunday 24th March. The coach will cost £15 (in cash on the day please) and will leave the bus stop outside Shire Hall at 7.45am prompt.

Sue can be contacted on 01939 262450 or at fieldtrips@shropshirebirds.co.uk if you wish to book a place or discuss things further.

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Last year Alvin Botting, our previous leader, warned about the proposed development of a wind farm near to Hendy. He encouraged us to visit the area as environmentalists were worried about the impressive starling murmuration in the area.
 
Despite much local opposition the planning for the farm was passed. All is not lost however, as the High Court is now involved. Alvin will keep us up to date on developments.
 
 
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MORTIMER FOREST PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

We have been informed that the company involved has withdrawn its application.

 

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Would you be willing to spend and hour or so enthusing and inspiring the younger generation?

We have been asked by Emma Summers from a local Children's Wildlife Watch group, set up through the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, if anyone would be prepared to visit their group for an hour on a Sunday to talk about the wild birds of Shropshire, and possibly organise a birdwatching session with the children. The group meets in Ludlow at the Dinham Bridge site.

If you would like to help this worthwhile cause please contact Emma at emmajsummers@live.com. Thanks!

 

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