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Wight Nature Fund

Tree and gate at Alverstone Mead

Mary Edmunds of the Wight Nature Fund has passed on some news about the future of the organisation and its reserves.

From 1 January 2021, the Alverstone and Newchurch reserves of Wight Nature Fund will be managed by the Hampshire and IW Wildlife Trust. The future management of other sites managed by WNF will be discussed in the new year.

Mary adds: “With the loss of Bob Edney and a depleted committee, we feel assured HIWWT will continue our work and the reserves will be in good hands.  We would like to thank everyone for their support over the past thirty years.”

Bird Group meetings December 2020 and January 2021

We will hold a trial meeting  on Sunday 20th December and on Saturday 18th January. Please see the Bird Group page for further details.

New Year Plant Hunt

We are planning to run our annual New Year Plant Hunt on 1st January 2021

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Trialling Outdoor Meetings

We are hoping to be able trial a small number of outdoor meetings over the Winter Months. These sessions will need to be booked and have limited spaces available.

Whether or not the meetings will take place will be dependent upon restrictions at the time.

Plans will always be subject to change in line with the latest Government COVID advice.

For more information see: https://iwnhas.org/groups/forthcoming-meetings/

We warmly welcome our new President

Many congratulations to Matthew Chatfield who was sworn in as the new IWNHAS President last Saturday 3rd October at a very socially distanced meeting strictly adhering to the rule of 6! (more…)

Issue 10 – Recording Now

The new issue of ‘Recording Now’ – the Island’s species recording newsletter is out now, click here to read the latest species news, stories and events from across the Isle of Wight.

October AGM update

Society AGM 2020

Our postponed AGM is scheduled to take place on Saturday 3rd October at Haseley Manor Wedding Barn at 2pm. However, under revised Government guidelines we can no longer have 30 people. We do need to conduct our AGM business so the meeting will take place as scheduled but with just six people!

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IWNHAS e-bulletin_July 2020 out now

Catch up with the news from IWNHAS in our July e-bulletin here:

https://mailchi.mp/5a42ed08ebe4/iwnhas-e-bulletin_july2020

IWNHAS e-bulletin June – Out Now

Read the latest updates, news, ideas and activities from the IWNHAS and beyond….

https://mailchi.mp/3c724245bcc3/iwnhas-e-bulletin_june-2020

New ‘iWatch My Garden’ species to look our for….

Despite the easing of restrictions for some, we’d still love to continue receiving your garden wildlife observations which all contribute to our ‘Record Maker’s project where we are collecting as many of your records as possible to help generate a snapshot of nature in IW Gardens during the lock down.

Have a look for Toadlets and Froglets and let us know if you spot any https://iwnhas.org/recording/iwatch-wildlife/iwatch-my-garden/