On Farthinghoe Reserve - A hidden gem  -  Tim Pridmore

Tim has lived in Middleton Cheney for over 30 years and has been involved with wildlife conservation all his life.  He has now been the voluntary warden at the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust's (BCN) Farthinghoe Local Nature Reserve for 15 years continuing the work carried out by the late Cliff and Joyce Christie.

He is on the committee of the Brackley Local Wildlife Trust group and with a volunteer team they manage the day-to-day management of the Reserve, leading guided walks and volunteer working parties as well as recording all the wildlife sightings of the many, and varied, flora and fauna on the Reserve and surrounding area.

Following a very enjoyable walk at Farthinghoe in July 2018, Tim will talk about the Nature Reserve from the beginning to the present day.  He will illustrate its history and the abundant wildlife that’s to be found there.  Members were fascinated by the knowledge that Tim has especially in regard to some of the smaller creatures found on the Reserve.

This report by the BOS reviews the population trends of Farmland and Woodland species in south central England compared to the whole of England for the 40 year period 1977 to 2016.  Read more ...

A survey where observers are each given a randomly selected 1km square and record all species and numbers of each for a minimum period of 2 hours between 9am and noon. Read more ...

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