Do you love the countryside in and around Normandy? Are you interested in all the wildlife there is in the area – some of which is nationally rare? If so, then the Friends of Normandy Wildlife (FNW) may be just what you are looking for!
Formed in 2014 by a group of local enthusiasts, FNW is an organisation set up with the aim of fostering an appreciation of the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Normandy and protecting it for the future.
The parish is important within Surrey since it contains a number of Sites of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCIs) within its boundaries. The parish also boasts part of the Ash Ranges; this internationally important heathland is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area.
We aim to record and report wildlife sightings across the parish and publicise Normandy’s wildlife to a wide audience, both in and around the village and through other influential wildlife bodies.
The Group is very friendly and welcoming and at present we have around 50 members. We are fortunate in that several of these are qualified specialists in ecology or wildlife biology who hold, or have held, senior positions relating to wildlife in national and international bodies.
Some members are local experts who belong to various Surrey and National wildlife societies; others just share an interest in nature and the environment and want to learn more about it together with friends and neighbours.