LOCAL INFORMATION on forays!                              

                    Most local forays are of like-minded individuals just looking in suitable places at the right time of year.

                     We have found that a number of species are to be seen at other times of year,when we have been out recording Dragonflies and Butterflies.

                  So we have incorporated lists of sighting months in our Website,for your information.

                  Annual sightings are also recorded.


I have left the dates and map references of earlier Forays for interest,and possible follow-ups.


14th. July 2001

Programme 2001

 Because of the unusual circumstances regarding foot and mouth this year, you are advised to check with the foray leader to ascertain the foray can go ahead. Foray leaders please check with the land owner nearer the time of the foray that it is clear for the foray to go ahead. Everyone should have received a list of members names and addresses, if you have not done so please let me know.

 All forays start in the morning and are expected to continue into the afternoon so bring a packed lunch


 Sat 1st.                        Sara                01590 620 474         bolete - Pig Bush

10.30                          Meet in car park


Sat.15 th.                    Eric Janke 01962 867140  Burghclere Common

10.30 a.m.                  The common is mixed woodland and sandy heathland

474625                       park along road or

473623                       park in Yeomans Lane

Sat. 22nd.                    Sue Rogerson    01425 472818                 Copythorne Common

SU 308153                Meet at Coppits Cottage

10.30 a.m.                  return to popular site

 Sun 30th                     Andy Swan     01256 397358          Bramshill Police Training College,

10.30 am                                            nr  Hartley Wintney, N E Hants.   

                                    A rare opportunity to visit the extensive grounds of Bramshill House, including grassland, park and woodland. 

The fungi were spectacular at this time of year in 2000!

Due to security precautions, we will be restricted to 20 members, and names and car registration numbers will need to be submitted in advance. Places must be reserved by SEPTEMBER 20TH. WITH DETAILS OF NAMES AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION

To reserve a place, contact Andy Swan (01256 397358 evenings, or email swan@kingston.ac.uk). Further details will be sent later to those wishing to attend.


Sat  6th.                       Graham Mattock 01962 869725                 Northington Grange

10.00 a.m.                  Park in the Grange C.P. The car park is reached by a sign post marked

C.P.SU562362         the Grange off the B 3046 at SU570365.When you turn off the B 3046 ignore the metalled road infront of you and turn right through the lodge gates. This single track metalled road becomes a gravel track through farmland after ‘sleeping policemen’. Where directed take two left hand turns until you pass over the cattle grid at the entrance to the Grange. Follow the drive round to the right hand side of the building where there is a car park (rather concealed and not well sign posted)                       

Sat. 13th.                    Joan Taylor    023 8081 4345                     Sperriwell Woods

SU 317277                A3051 from Romsey following N.T. signs to Mottisfont pass C.P.

10.30 a.m.                  turn left opposite main gate. Right at T junction, C.P. along on left


Sun. 21st.                    Stuart              English nature – to be confirmed

Sat. 27th.                    Ann Leonard  01425 620879          Leckford Estate Office

10a.m.                        Meet at office car park, near church on opposite side of A3057



Sun 4th.                       Peter Ludlam  01794 513509         Eyeworth wood

10.30 am                    SU 229147 Car park by Eyeworth Pond

Sat.. 10th.                   Phil Budd 023 8039 4807                Noar hill, nr. Selborne

10.30a.m.                   A 31 to Selborne, turn off to Selborne and take first right to East Tisted.

SU 738322                It is then ½ mile to 1st. left. Up there 300 yds. Is a cottage on RHS and a track on the left. There is a slight bend with a sign. Park by the entrance to track or lane. If there is difficulty walking drive up to the reserve.

Sat. 17th.                    neville/mary    01425 672 709  mark Ash

SU 257066                Unnamed car park on Boldrewood Drive, New Forest

10.30 a.m.                  Take Boldrewood Ornamental Drive west from A35. park in second    car park on right. (The first is the Knightwood Oak car park)            

Sat. 24th.                    Sue Rogerson meet at Ravens Nest, park outside the cottage

SU 180093                I have permission from the warden to foray on the National Trust

10.30 a.m.                  Commons. My idea is to survey en route to the Alice Lisle for some refreshment but play things by ear – or whatever. Walking it is about ¾ hr. so we should arrive in time before they close allowing for the speed at which we travel! 01425 472818

Last of planned 2001 forays

Forays planned for Autumn 1998 were as follows:

Saturday 3rd October  10 am.     Pipers Copse &Bignell Wood   SU271133 (provisional date) CONTACT 01703 812847

Saturday 10th October  10am.     Crab Wood,Nr Winchester    SU433293.  Leader Graham Mattock  Phone 01962 869725

Sunday 18th October 10 am.       Abbotstone Farm/Northington Grange  SU565348   Leader Graham Mattock   Phone 01962 869725

Saturday 24th October 10 am.     Noar Hill,Selborne.   Meet SU738323  at Northern Entrance. Leader Phil Budd, Phone 01703 394807

Sunday 1st November 10 am.       IBM Hursley Park,Morning Foray followed by Afternoon Microscope Workshop. Meet IBM Clubhouse.    Foray Leader   01962 867140--Workshop Leader  01202 486654

Sunday 8th November 10 am.        Monkwood/Stoneybrow Wood. Meet Lay-by on A32 road junction GR  SU688304.  Leader Tim Pettit   (day) 01590 673341,(evening) 01425 620879  

Sunday 15th November 10 am.      Old Burghclere Chalk Pit  Meet SU470577, derelict station yard.   Phone   01962 867140

21st or 22nd November                Black Wood,Micheldever.    Leader Andy Swan.  Contact Graham Mattock   01962 869725    fdor Final agreed Date,with Time and Place for meeting.

Sunday 28th November 11 am.      Efford Marshes or River Bank. Phone for details of Meeting Place.  Leader Tim Pettit  Phone   01590 673341 (day)

           Please contact the Leader if you intend to join the Foray,to deal with the niceties of collecting or not,dogs or not,type of ground to be covered and suitable clothing/footwear.    

1999 FORAYS---Spring and Summer.

Saturday 24th April   10a.m.    Leckford Private Estate.
          Leader Graham Mattock---contact him for further details.

Saturday 8th May   10a.m.    Matchams
          Leader Gordon Dickson...meet carpark SU127023(South side of Boundary Lane)

Thursday 20th May    2p.m.   Hampshire Museum Services to view their collection of freeze-dried fungi.
            Organised by Graham Mattock---meet in Museum Carpark,entrance at end of Chilcombe Lane off B3330.

Saturday 22nd May    10 a.m.     Magdalen Hill Down----meet small carpark on north side at SU511294 opposite entrance to Magdalen Hill Cemetery.
       Leader Phil Budd    01703 394807

Saturday 7th August   2 p.m.    Stubbs Wood--Worts Gutter
       Meet at Ranns Wood carpark  SU368025
       Leader Graham Mattock  provisional date--awaiting permission to Foray.
       Check with Leader before coming!!

Forays that start in the morning are expected to last into the afternoon,so bring a packed lunch.

Year 2000 Forays

Sunday 6th August 10 a.m.   IBM Hursley Park
        Microscope Workshop.

Sunday 3rd September  2 p.m.  Bramshaw Wood (Bolete Foray)
    meet at Car-park  SU257173  near Normansland
    Leader  Andy Swan   Phone  01256 397358

Sunday 9th September  10 . 30 a.m.  Hayling Island
   meet at Sandy Point Nature Reserve  SZ746984
Park off the road as Warden is opening Gate
Leader Phil Budd   Phone 01703 394807

Sunday  17th September   10. 30 a.m.   Linwood
    Take the track running North off the Moyles Court-Lyndhurst Road at SU180093(signposted NT Ibsley Common).Carry on down the track and park outside Appleslade House at SU180096(OUTSIDE THE CATTLE GRID).

Leader Sue Rogerson   01425  472818

    Sunday  24th September   10.30 a.m.   Needs Ore
Meet at the Beaulieu River Sailing Club  SZ428977.Park just to the west of the club in the hollow.
Entrance Fee £1.50 !   Leader  Stuart Skeates   Phone 01794 522192

  Sunday 1st October   10.00 a.m.  Northington  again

Leader Graham Mattock   01962 869725   PARKING TO BE ARRANGED!

  Sunday  7th October   10.30 a.m.  Crab Wood
    Meet at Crab Wood Car park  SU433294
Joint Foray with B.M.S.

Leader Graham Mattock    Phone  01962 869725

  Sunday 15th October   2 p.m.   Stonybrow Wood(Also known as Ropley to Orchid people)
Meet at Lay-by A 32 road junction at SU688304 . Opposite the road to the "Warren"

Leader Graham Mattock   Joint Foray with Hampshire Wildlife Trust.

More Forays to come!