This is the first HSBG visit to this corner of Surrey. Langham’s Pond is reputedly a top site for the area; the river is nearby. There are reed beds, the Magna Carta memorial and a 2,000 year old yew tree to visit. We may or may not move across the river after lunch.
The site is known for Variable Damselfly but these have not been seen (despite searching) for the past six years. It would be excellent to rediscover them but we’ll be somewhat late in the season for this.
Butterfly experts from BC Surrey branch will also be at the meeting. The oak woodland could provide sightings of Purple Emperor and should definitely hold Purple Hairstreak.
Boots or wellies, close-focussing binoculars, lunch. Swimming kit optional!
Leader: Sue Webber, 07928 752707, Hants and Surrey Borders Group.
At 10:30 am
*** UPDATE 19/07: Sue has arranged free parking for us at the NT work yard at TQ 00650 71520. The postal address is: Cooper's Hill Lane, Ripley Springs, Bakeham House, Runnymede, Surrey, TW20 0AU. Please enter this small road from the *eastbound* A30.
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