Rudgwick society set to hold spring meeting

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The Spring Meeting of the Rudgwick Preservation Society will be held on Monday 28th April, at Rudgwick Village Hall in Bucks Green, starting at 7.30pm with a short AGM.

After a break for coffee, there will be a talk from Michael Blencoe, of the Sussex Branch of Butterfly Conservation, on ‘The Butterflies and Moths of Sussex’.

His illustrated talk will be looking at the 45 species of butterfly and a few of the moths that breed in our county. He will be focusing on some of the more unusual species that live in the Rudgwick area such as the Heart Moth, the Brown Hairstreak and the Purple Emperor. All welcome, no charge for entry.

Rudgwick Preservation Society Walks start again on Tuesday 6th May at 7.00pm. the first walk is from the Fox Inn, Bucks Green to Howick and back, a gentle stroll taking in the river Arun, bluebells, ransoms, even llamas.

We walk every Tuesday evening, starting at the same time, until August. Each walk has a different starting point, mostly from local pubs, and not all are in Rudgwick. Anyone can come on these friendly evenings, which can continue in the pub for those who wish to. None are longer than 2 hours.

Dogs (and children) are always welcome. Walks for the remainder of this month: 13th May, the Mucky Duck, Tismans Common; 20th May, King’s Head, Rudgwick; 27th May Red Lyon, Slinfold. Please see our website for full details.

Rudgwick Preservation Society is launching its new website. Find us at www.rudgwick-rps.org.uk, as before. The new site will offer a useful guide to all our activities, including walks and talks, provide links to anything to do with Rudgwick, and already has a wealth of historical information, and an extensive gallery of pictures.

If you live in Rudgwick, visit Rudgwick, or have family links this is the site to go to. If you have anything you would like to ask or share with us you can contact us through the website for a prompt reply.

Report and picture contributed by Roger Nash, chairman.