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Venturing out to Northchapel this month. Our route taking us out to The Lake at Park Mill Farm, where the weir system raised interest. The recent rains allowed the weir to be in full operation, it also gave a very wet onward journey. As a group it was agreed to retrace...

As David was away I had agreed to lead this walk.  7 members joined in on this glorious morning. It was fairly quiet on the bird front but a lovely walk nevertheless. There was a heron and the usual mallards on the Moat itself when I arrived. Walking along the...

Our November walk turned into a fungus foray during which we found some 50 species. This  year has been a patchy one for fungi; some places have fared relatively well, others, less so. The long, hot and dry summer meant that some of the early species appeared later than usual...

Frensham Great Pond was our starting point this month, before heading out towards Dockenfield and then Spreakley. The sun and views were the order of the day; the grand facade of Frensham Heights to the North and Beacon Hill to the South. The next walk starts at 10:00 from Northchapel...

Photo: Bob Fearnley On Friday 12th Oct 54 members attended the talk given by Jacqueline Aviolet on "Roses-all about roses". The talk started with a history of the rose family, with many of the types we know today being created by grafting the many types of wild rose found in...

In October we went to Farnham Heath which was a new venue for us and proved to be a varied and interesting site. It was acquired by the RSPB in 2002 and is gradually being returned to heathland, to the benefit of all the species that live in this valuable...

Crop and improve your photos with Gimp - learn with the Milford Gimp group You have probably heard of images being "Photoshopped" or of people using Photoshop to improve their photographs, but have you heard of Gimp, a program that can do everything that Photoshop can do. The added advantage...

The first outing for Rambling-2 had 10 walkers, reaching the summit of Chinthurst hill, before a more leisurely stroll along the banks of the Wey & Arun Canal and the River Wey. The next walk starts from Frensham Great Pond Car Park on the 18th Oct @ 10:00.

Eight of us met at the RSPB Centre at Sidlesham Ferry for the first meeting of the season, on a rather dark and gloomy morning, but at least it didn’t rain. There were four rare birds that we hoped to see as they had been recorded there the day before:...