New pair of peregrines lay eggs in council nestbox

WOKING’S peregrine falcons have laid three eggs with more expected over the next couple of weeks. The pair have replaced the two birds who had been at the top of Export House... Read more »

Protecting the rare wildlife of our heathland

SWATHES of heathland such as Chobham, Horsell and Whitmoor commons have helped many survive a difficult year, providing open spaces for fresh air and exercise during the lockdowns. The numbers of people... Read more »

Diggers on the common are improving the habitat

THE appearance of large digger-like vehicles cutting down trees and scrub on Chobham Common may have alarmed nature lovers, but the work is deemed essential to improve the heathland habitat. The national... Read more »

Hidden gem transformed into a wildlife haven

FOX Corner Community Wildlife Area is a hidden gem that is well worth visiting if you fancy a short country walk in a secluded setting. The 5.5 hectare (14 acre) site was... Read more »

Community gardeners to transform West Byfleet railway station

A COMMUNITY gardening group aiming to improve the local area have got the green light to transform the outdoor space at West Byfleet railway station. The West Byfleet Community Gardening Group (WBCGG)... Read more »

Wildlife photographers put glorious images online

BIRDWATCHING photographers had entries for a competition judged online for the first time, as members of their club were unable to meet in person to make assessments. Guildford and District Local Group... Read more »

Helena’s haven for baby swifts in distress

A SEND woman has been working tirelessly to return injured and abandoned baby birds to the skies. Helena Finden-Browne is a volunteer for the Leatherhead-based charity Wildlife Aid Foundation, which accepts grounded... Read more »

SWT issues plea to public over Chobham Common fire

WILDLIFE experts who manage Chobham Common are pleading with the public not to smoke, start campfires or light barbecues in the countryside. Around 74 acres of the northern part of Chobham Common,... Read more »

Riverbank woodpecker rescue

AN 11-year-old boy was lowered by his ankles to rescue a young woodpecker that was caught in fishing line at the bottom of a steep riverbank. Fin Rawlings-Smith was seeing his grandmother,... Read more »

Embrace your wild side

HAVE you done anything wild lately? No, not doing animal impressions – I mean going outside and getting closer to nature. We’ve received lots of feedback from readers who say they enjoy... Read more »