Steyning Downland Scheme

A place to enjoy, A place to protect, A place to be proud of

EVENTS 2015
Here is a listing of our events so far for this year. Click on the links for further information, or contact the Project Manager: 01903 817996

MONTHLY EVENTS

Steyning Downland Scheme Ranger Group
Meet on the first Saturday of every month 10 – 3 for a practical, fun day out doors looking after our local downs.  Wear sturdy shoes and outdoor clothing, and bring a packed lunch.
For more details
click here and/or contact Sarah Quantrill: sdsvolunteers@gmail.com

Steyning Downland Scheme Botany Surveyors
Meet once a month, May to September, to identify the flora growing on the Chalk Grassland.  An interest and willingness to learn are the most important things.  If you are interested in surveying any other wildlife on the site, please co make contact.
For more details
click here and/or contact our Project Manager for more details: 01903 817996 sds@wistonestate.co.uk

Steyning Downland Scheme Bird Surveyors
Meet once a month, March to June, to identify the birds present across the Horseshoe and the Rifle Range.  An interest and willingness to learn are the most important things.  If you are interested in surveying any other wildlife on the site, please co make contact. For more details
click here and/or contact our Project Manager for more details: 01903 817996 sds@wistonestate.co.uk
 
Sunday Conservation Group
Led by SGS Forest School, Oct - Jun
For Steyning Grammar School students
9.30 – 2.30, last Sunday of each month.
Wear sturdy shoes and outdoor clothing
Bring packed lunch, drinks provided
For more details contact Christine Humphreys on 07791 437790

Wiston Dog Walks
The current leaders are unable to continue these at present, due to health problems.  If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact our Project Manager at sds@wistonestate.co.uk  01903 817996

JANUARY

Wed 21st January, 7.30pm, Steyning Centre
Join us for an fascinating opportunity to hear butterfly expert Neil Hulme talk about the rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly and our next step in the plans to bring it back to the chalk grasslands around Steyning.
We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved, such as seed collecting with Kew Gardens, butterfly monitoring and conservation work.
Dukes Talk with Neil Poster_V2

MARCH

Fri 20th March, 7pm: Forest Church.  Join us on a 1 mile evening walk to discover the Creator through the natural world. People of all faiths or none are all welcome.

Sun 22nd March, 3pm: Beat The Bounds.  Discover the hidden parts of the Downland Scheme on a 2 hour boundary walk, led by Sarah Quantrill.  Followed by a drink in the Star Inn.

SDS SHOWCASE, Mon 30 March 7.30 - 9.30pm, Steyning Centre
Join us for a special evening, where we'll be showcasing our latest projects, revealing our new logo (designed by Steyning Grammar School students) and find out how you can help shape the future of the charity.
SDS is about loving our local environment, and since we began 8 years ago, we have grown into a vibrant scheme working with many local people to conserve the distinctive mix of wildlife species and habitats in Steyning.
Showcase Poster & Flyer front 2015

APRIL

ADDER AMBLE 12th April

2015_04_Adder Amble Poster
BAT SAFARI - 24th April

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