Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

January 26, 2018

Further details here.

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Supporting Fleet Pond Society through Hart Lottery

January 22, 2018

If you would like to support Fleet Pond Society by taking part in the lottery scheme recently launched by Hart District Council please go here. Details of the scheme have been summarised in a previous post and here is an interesting update on the lottery as a whole.

 


Fleet Film and Fleet Pond

January 4, 2018

David Pottinger writes:

I’m a member of Fleet Film and regularly attend their (very impressive) showings. The last time I was there, prior to the main and short film, they showed a captivating slide show of different places in Fleet. Quite a few featured Fleet Pond (see above and below), so why not keep a look out the next time you’re at Fleet Film and, if you’ve not been to the Pond for a while, perhaps also pay a visit?

You can find out about the screenings at Fleet Film as well as view clips of the films by going to their web site here. There is also a lively feedback section on views on the various films. Fleet Film is a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema (see here).

The first film in 2018 is on Monday 8 January and is the Norwegian film The Wave. Annual membership of Fleet Film is £45 and covers 18 films.

If you would like to support Fleet Pond Society, details and benefits of annual membership can be found here.

Credits: photos courtesy of Brian Biffin.


New Year Resolutions and Sunday Volunteering

January 3, 2018


Photo of Victorian Boathouse at Fleet Pond

January 1, 2018

By kind courtesy of local resident Iris Marshall, a photo of the old Victorian boathouse that once used to be at Fleet Pond.

For location, see Boathouse Corner on the map below, just along from Fleet Station at the top; click to enlarge).

For more information on the fascinating and sometimes surprising history of Fleet Pond, take a look at our web site here and example pictures below.


FPS Photo Competition 2017 – Deadline 7th January

December 27, 2017

Reminder!

The theme for the 2017 Fleet Pond Society (FPS) Photographic Competition is:

‘Beauty and the not so…’

This year’s theme is a “warts and all” celebration of all aspects of Fleet Pond Nature Reserve from the beautiful to the still eye-catching but not so cute. This interesting theme leaves a lot to your imagination and interpretation!

The rules of the competition are:

  • Entry is open to all amateur photographers and there is no entry fee.
  • All photographs must have been taken at Fleet Pond Nature Reserve.
  • The taking of photographs using drones or aerial cameras is prohibited.
  • All entries must be received by 7th January 2018 (up to 4 photographs per person).

The “Photographer of the Year” will receive the annually awarded Rose Bowl, which was donated by Fleet Photographic.

Please note that all photographs may be used by FPS for any purpose it chooses.

Please send your entries by email to photocomp@fleetpond.org.uk

All photographs that are received will be acknowledged and the winners will be announced at the FPS AGM in February 2018. In the unlikely case that there is no acknowledgment, please resend.

To see the results of previous competitions, please take a look at the FPS web site (under the Photography tab at the top).


Season’s Greetings To All Our Readers

December 17, 2017

Many thanks for the interest you’ve shown in Fleet Pond Blog this year. We’ve been fortunate in having had over 177,000 visits since it started in July 2008!

We’ve lots of ideas for posts for 2018 that we hope you’ll find interesting, so please stay tuned. Also, if you have any requests for topics, we’d be very happy to hear from you…

Until then, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!