We run a busy calendar of events through the year, socialising and raising money to protect the Hills. We welcome non-members and members alike.
The Friends of Quantock AGM will take place at
St Mary's Church Centre, Nether Stowey
on Wednesday 22nd March
7.00pm Complimentary glass of wine and nibbles
7.30pm Annual General Meeting which we hope to conclude quickly and which will be followed by a talk by Professor Peter Hagett
'A Quantock Light: Changing Representations of Quantock Country in Art'
Entry is free and open to all.
Local Naturalist, Author, Chairman of the Somerset Wildlife Trust's Marine Awareness Campaign Nigel Phillips will be giving a talk about the Quantock Coast for Friends of Quantock. This event is open to everyone, members and non-members are all welcome.
A group of Friends of Quantock Members enjoyed a walk through the hay meadows at Durborough Farm on 11 June. The setting of the farm is particularly lovely and the wild orchids, both common spotted and marsh, were truly stunning set amongst lots of other now sadly rare wild flowers and grasses.
Thanks to Janet White and her daughter and son-in-law for guiding and entertaining us.
Hay Meadow Walk at Durborough Farm, Aisholt
Saturday 11 June, 3 to 5 p.m. to include tea & cake.
This free FoQ event is already fully booked. If you want advance notice of Friends of Quantock Events they are first announced in our members newsletter.
Special tour for FoQ members of this historic listed manor house followed by a homemade tea. This event is now fully booked. Apologies to those people who responded to the advertisement in Your Somerset which didn't make it clear that it is a members event.
Saturday 21 May at 2 p.m.
Wednesday 23 March ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, Crowcombe Village Hall, Crowcombe.
There are some exciting events planned for 2016. Some fun, some interesting, some both. Members will get the FoQ Events newsletter in the post in February and details will be posted here after our members have had the chance to book.
There will be Wildlife, Architecture, History, Culture, Archaeology, Agriculture and Ecology. Check here in March!
Chris Sperring brought this beautiful barn owlet and a tawny owl to our September talk In Nether Stowey. Very informative on the best sort of habitats for these beautiful birds. If you have any spare land, his advice to attract owls is to leave the grass long - through the winter too. It may look scruffy but it is good for owl food - mice and small mammals. This baby needs about 5 mice a day!
To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the landscape and natural environment of the Quantock Hills