Sunday, June 25, 2006
I said there would be good news and there is! On June 22nd seven members who attended our coordinating group meeting agreed to form a committee. I expect others will join in soon.
We now have a chairman,treasurer,minutes sec,press sec and an events organiser. That is good news.
Last time I mentioned TV programmes on wildlife, now we have the Independant newspaper starting a campaign to support conservation for wild plants and bugs. Here are links to the two organisation being supported with 20p from the sale of every paper on 24th June: http://www.buglife.org.uk/ and http://www.plantlife.org.uk/. Plantlife has two nature reserves in the area within reach . One at Bawdrip in Somerset and another in Dorset not far from Crewkern. Both are managed on similar lines to our Wildlife Trust wild flower meadows and should be worth a visit.The Big Switch campaign has been running this week and hopefully will encourage a growing number of people to be careful with their use of energy. The web site is: http://www.bigswitch.org.uk/ The largest number of pledges currently showing on the web is for buying local food with a significant number of people switching to a green tariff for electricity. Here's a web site to compare tarrifs: http://www.uswitch.com/info/compare-electricity.asp
Back to our committee which has also started trying to put together a programme of visits to reserves and evening meetings for members on a range of topics. We must submit our programme for printing by July 10th and also a write up for the SWT magazine.A big task for us is to communicate with our 550+ local members only a small proportion of which have given us an email address. We will try to use the next SWT magazine to write to them with local news. Perhaps including the reference to this blog!
We are hoping to get together a collection of photographs of wildlife on our local reserves so all offers will be considered.
Dont forget that if you just register with "Blogger" you can post comments on this blog diary. Dont forget either that the whole world can read what you put! ( I havn't told many people yet so we are reasonable private at the moment!).
Thats all for now.
PS. The photo I took late in the evening on the Gt Breach Wood Nature Reserve on June 20th.
It is, I believe, a Butterfly Orchid- platanthera chlorantha.