I hope you are well. If you are unwell or anxious I send best wishes; these are extraordinary times.
As we have had to suspend our events programme, I am seeing if we can send all our members a regular email which includes something of interest about the Country Park. Through self-isolation some of us are going to miss the arrival of Spring and maybe early Summer.
Possible topics for emails might be: What birds are about now in your garden or in the Nature Reserve?; Country Park flowers in the Spring; and, Walks in the Park. Would you like to contribute a piece that could be distributed to fellow members? I would need just a few paragraphs and a photo to pass on. What's your special interest? Geology, artists in the park, a little known fact? Or maybe you could write a short piece about your special walk or perhaps on something historical. Another way that you might contribute to this exchange with fellow members would be to share your photographs, particularly of Country Park flowers and wildlife.
These simply produced emails will be in addition, and complementary to, our stylish newsletter "The Volunteer".
I was thrilled to see the arrival of spring flowers when I walked in Fairlight Glen yesterday. Here is a photo of my first bluebell sighting this year.
With best wishes,
Chair of The Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve