Moor Green Lakes Group news

Moor Green Lakes Group news

Members of this group will have received details of the AGM on 4 March 2005. This takes place at Finchampstead Memorial Hall at 7.30 for 7.45 pm. Apart from the ordinary business of the meeting there will be refreshments provided and a talk about Otters by Chris Matcham of Surrey Wildlife Trust following the excitement of finding one in the Blackwater Valley last year. This should make for an interesting evening.

Non members should consider joining this Group. The reserve is already one of the best birdwatching spots in Berkshire and the two hides offer comfort not available in many other places. The cost of just £3 (£5 for a family) seems nothing compared to the benefits of member?s free access to the hides, two Newsletters and an excellent annual report for members with loads of details about all sorts of wildlife at the reserve, not just the birds. The restoration of adjacent gravel workings is underway and this will create one of the biggest reedbeds in the south of England when finished. Ask Colin Wilson for more details if you are interested.

Any Group of this type needs volunteers. There are currently two vacancies on the Committee. These are for a Membership secretary and a Mammal recorder. Neither job is onerous as help is available from a team of people and we invite any ROC members who would like to be involved a little more deeply in conservation to ask for more details. The roles were outlined in a little more detail in the Moor Green Lakes Group Newsletter in January.

We look forward to seeing MGLG?s ROC members and other interested people at the AGM on 4 March.

Colin Wilson –

1 February 2005