As with many Clubs and Societies, sadly our conservation group activities were suspended when Tier 4 restrictions came into force and will continue to be suspended now under the latest national lockdown. So the New Year working party on 2nd January did not take place: a necessary response in the face of recent developments.
The prospects are more hopeful now vaccines are available. We can look forward to being able to resume contact with friends and family in due course. In the case of the Society, working parties will also be free to restart when COVID restrictions allow (when any remaining results of Christmas excesses can be rectified!). Information about future resumption of activities will be published on our website.
In the meantime there is the local area to enjoy for those of us fortunate enough to be able to take exercise. Signs of spring are beginning to appear. Daffodil shoots are breaking through – always something to raise the spirits. Snowdrops and crocuses brighten the greenery. With the lengthening of the days birds begin to prepare their nests. It is hard to believe their beautiful songs we enjoy are often their way of claiming territory, a warning to rivals. More and more the birds rely on our gardens as their other habitats disappear as the result of human activity. By providing food and water and places to nest, our gardens can be real havens and enable us to birdwatch from the comfort of our homes.
We can also look forward to the International Climate Conference due to take place in the autumn in the UK. We can let our representatives know what action we expect as a result, and be prepared to play our part, not only in our own interests but in the interests of generations to come.
For information about our activities, or on becoming a member, please get in touch with Chairman Mick Denness on 01903 745971, or see our website www.storringtonconservation.org.uk/.