The Stretton Biodiversity Group aims to support the conservation of nature in our village and foster a growing interest in the natural world. We help to monitor and improve key local habitats and species, including maintaining native wild flower patches around the village and the Spinney alongside the gated road. These in turn are helping to support native wildlife - from bees to bats and hedgehogs to hawk moths. We also organise community events, talks by experts and visits to interesting habitats.
13th May, Pond-Dipping, 10.30am
10th June, Visit to Otmoor Reserve
13/14th July, Bat-watching and Moth-Trapping
Over the last year the Biodiversity Group has continued to maintain the wild wildflower areas on the Green opposite the Village Hall. In addition bee friendly flowers and bulbs have been planted around the fruit trees that have been planted in previous years. We have continued to cut the grass on the verge along the gated road and the Dairy Ground Spinney with the hope that more wild flowers will appear.
Stretton-on-Fosse Apple Juice: we have now sold some 500 bottles of our juice this year and made a profit which is being donated to the Playground Fund. All the apples came from the orchards and gardens in the parish.
David Passingham - Chair
Stretton greenfingers gardening club
Membership: £10 per annum, new members welcome. The club programme typically covers 2 talks, 2 non Stretton garden visits, plant sales and 2 walks around Stretton gardens. We also run the Annual Village Show.
23rd April 7.30pm - Greenfingers AGM at Home Farm
26th May 10am to noon - Plant swap at the Furrows ( opp Plough)
9th June 2.30pm - A wander through the village gardens followed by tea
20th June 3pm - Visit to Rockcliffe Gardens near Stow £10
15th September - THE VILLAGE SHOW exhibits from 10am, open to all 2.30pm
1st October 8pm - Talk in the village hall by Julie Ritchie of Hoo Nursery “Gardens in Hot and Cold” (by popular demand)
Contact Chris Long-Leather 01608 663863 or email@example.com