Resources

Over the years the Society has sought to inform those who use the Common, and schools, about what it takes to preserve a large area of natural space such as Horsell Common. There are links below to a number of downloadable newsletters in PDF format that make good reading for the young and not so young.

Common Knowledge – A Breath of Fresh Air

Issue 19 – Summer 2004

  • The Muslim Burial Ground – Horsell Common
  • New Bridge declared open – Mimbridge meadows
  • Easy Access Path Extended – Shores Road
  • Fly Tipping
  • Arresting Arson

Issue 18 – Spring 2004

  • Cattle Return to Grasslands

Issue 17 – Summer 2003

  • Common fires give cause for serious concern
  • The Sandpit
  • Conservation volunteers

Issue 16 – Spring 2003

  • Bee aware on the Common!
  • Carry on feeding birds
  • New land addition to the Common
  • Don’t worry: leave them alone! – injured birds

Issue 15 – Summer 2002

  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Common Fires
  • Bee update
  • The Common Code

Issue 14 – Spring 2002

  • Collared Doves
  • Bees will emerge soon
  • Don’t be a litter bug

Issue 13 – Winter 2001

  • Not everything goes to plan – Bird and insect boxes
  • Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho! Its off to work we go – Common Maintenance
  • Night Jars
  • Lots of mosquitoes
  • Cold winter nights

Issue 12 – Summer 2001

  • A home for busy bees
  • How do I look after tadpoles?
  • Bourne Fields

Issue 11 – Spring 2001

  • Ants on Horsell Common
  • Foot and Mouth Disease closes Common

Issue 10 – Winter 2000

  • Winter thoughts – Weather
  • The Fox – Britain’s Wild Dog
  • State of the planet

Issue 9 – Autumn 2000

  • Fungi – friend or foe?
  • Chop chop busy busy – Common Maintenance

Issue 8 – Summer 2000

  • Discover Horsell Common’s Heathland
  • Early signs of life on Horsell Common
  • The Muslim Burial Ground

Issue 7 – Spring 2000

  • Stag Beetles
  • Global warming
  • What to do with waste

Issue 6 – Winter 1999

  • Buzzards seen on Horsell Common
  • Gardening for life
  • Bats in the garden

Issue 5 – Autumn 1999

  • A busy time for Jays
  • Looking at trees

Issue 4 – Summer 1999

  • Butterflies and Nature Conservation
  • Discover the Bourne Fields
  • Return of the cattle

Issue 3 – Spring 1999

  • Did the Martians leave man-eating plants on Horsell Common?
  • Ponds are important for wildlife

Issue 2 – Winter 1998

  • A hard time for birds
  • Trees on The Common – Scots Pine
  • Looking for a mate – Birds, frogs & foxes
  • Winter footprints – recognising animals and birds

Issue 1 – Autumn 1998

  • The Kestrel
  • Mushrooms and toadstools – Fly Agaric
  • Did you Know – 60% of heathland lost in last 50 years
  • Cost of removing rubbish dumped on the common
  • Attracting mammals to your garden