A new volunteer group has been started to carry out work at Farnham Quarry, which is a 55 hectare site in need of renovation now that the quarry working is over. The Environment Agency have put in a new river diversion to reduce flooding but also to increase the diversity of wildlife along the river.
A group of 13 volunteers came out on 1st December pulling invasive self seeded willow out of the meadow with another 14 members coming out on the 13th . It was so muddy and wet we are thinking of calling ourselves ‘The Mud Larks’!
The group all seemed to enjoy the day which had an added bonus of seeing a Snow Bunting, 4 Jack snipe, 35-40 plovers with a small group of common snipe and a Peregrine looking for lunch!
Farnham Quarry seems to becoming a prime site for migratory birds you can follow the bird forum blog below :-
Our next meeting is January 5th at 10am, Lower Farnham Road adjacent to Pea Bridge by the metal gate.