February 26th saw the first meeting of the South Suffolk Wildlife Group of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust (SWT) in a new venue, Capel St Mary’s Methodist Church.
This group arose from the Shotley Peninsula Group which for 30 years held meetings in Stutton and Tattingstone to prompt and support the work of the SWT. It was decide that we need a wider audience and in order to do that we need a wider area, hence the expansion west. Our new area covers the Shotley Peninsula across to Arger Fen/ Spouse’s Vale then up to Hadleigh and everything to the north of the River Stour and south of the Gipping, you get the picture.
What we do and why we do it:
• Wildlife Groups are formed for the purpose of promoting the Trust at a local level
• Create a local and fun wildlife learning program primarily for adults
• Raise funds for the Trust
• Act as local ambassadors for the Trust
Our programme of meetings for the spring 2020 has been curtailed like everything else by Covid-19 but we will be back in the autumn.
October 28 sees Jez Wood from the Environment Agency giving a talk on eels and on November 29 Pam Evans will present a talk entitled A Walk around Suffolk. In 2021 we have talks from John Taylor from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Cathy Smith, a SWT volunteer, talking about Gardening for Wildlife.
Programme Secretary, Sarah Watts