New bird-watching group starts next week

THE FIRST meeting of a new group of twitchers is planned for Monday (February 27).

Steyning Downland Scheme is starting botany and bird surveys, and anyone wanting to take part is invited to get in touch.

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Bryony Webb, project manager at the scheme, said: “If you would like to join in with surveying the plants that grow on the chalk grassland, or the birds that visit, please make contact me on [email protected] or 01903 817996.

“Our first meeting of the birding group will be on Monday, and the botany surveyors will start in June.”

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