Once again we have been able to enjoy the autumn colours and the fruits of the season. Did you pick the plentiful blackberries?
This year there has been an abundance of acorns, to the benefit of the winter larders of squirrels and jays. Some of the acorns they bury are forgotten, hence the spread of oak trees. It is a pity that not all unintended consequences are so beneficial. It is good to know that more and more we are becoming aware of the possible consequences of human activity, and are working to reduce harm to the world in which we live. The planting of trees, conservation of biodiversity and the transfer to green energy are all steps in the right direction. More of the same is urgently needed if the next generations are to be able to enjoy the seasons as we have done. It is mainly the rising generation, with the notable inclusion of those like Sir David Attenborough, who are expressing most concern. They are the ones who will have to live with the consequences of our actions. What legacy are they going to receive from us?
The regular Saturday morning work party met on 3rd October at Hurston Warren to clear invasive species from this important SSSI for the benefit of endangered native wildlife. Our AGM and talk arranged for the 31st October has had to be postponed in the light of the pandemic. It is hoped it will take place in the new year.
For the next work party on 7th November at 10.00am, we meet again in Fryern Dell. Social distancing and other precautions will be observed. All welcome, bring suitable clothes and refreshments.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/.