As we prepare for the rest of autumn and winter we may well wonder what the weather will bring. How it will affect not just us but wildlife. If the recent past is anything to go by, there may well be unusual events. After the beast from the east, the wet spring and the scorching summer, not much should be a surprise.
Around the world we see the effects of climate change. Modern technology enables very accurate forecasting in the short term. We know that what is forecast is beyond our control. We may well be proud of the ability to predict but at the same must time keep a sense of perspective. The shape of the climate depends to some extent on past events to which we have contributed. The emission of carbon dioxide is just one example. Something we need to keep in mind as we look to the future, for which we have a responsibility. Conservation has an important part to play. Not least as a reminder that care for nature is up to all of us.
There is an opportunity to learn more on 27th October at our AGM, Talk and Tea on at 2.00pm in the Village Hall. Our guest speaker is Laura Woodrow whose subject will be ‘The Reality of Climate Change.’ A chance to get up to date information and ask questions. A resume of the activities of the Society and future plans will also be presented. All are welcome to attend, £3 entrance fee.
After the break in August, the work party met on 1st September at 10.00am at Fryern Dell, clearing rubbish from the river. A lovely early autumn day was an encouragement. Our next work party will again be there at 10.00am on 6th October to continue with the restoration project. As ever, all volunteers welcome. Tools provided, work clothes recommended.
For information about this and all 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/.