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NEWS FEED: Conservation

Barn Owls lay eggs for Easter

April 18th, 2017

The First Eggs Over Easter our Barn Owls decided to have some eggs of their own! The first was seen on Saturday 15th April at 7.25am but could have been laid overnight or the evening before. The second was first seen last night at 18.54 by one of our keen watchers. Compared to last year […]

Make the Serpent Trail your next walking challenge this Summer

April 7th, 2017

Already walked the South Downs Way? Looking for your next challenge? How about exploring the Heathlands of the South Downs by taking part in a FREE 64 mile long guided Serpent Trail walk? This isn’t any ordinary walk either, these heaths are a haven for some of Britain’s rarest wildlife. They are an open and […]

Courtship on the Barn Owl Webcam

April 6th, 2017

This week we have seen lots of courtship activity from our Barn Owl pair. Generally barn owls will engage in mutual preening and frequent mating for at least 10 days before any eggs appear.  If you listen carefully you may be able to hear their little twittering noises as they preen each other. We have […]


March 29th, 2017

Do you have an annual ‘spring is here’ moment? That first day when the air starts to smell warmer and greener, your first sight of fruit blossom, the first cuckoo you hear? One South Downs community is on particular tenterhooks this spring. As they enjoy the bloom of 3,000 newly planted primroses and cowslips the […]

England’s Mountains Green – now on DVD

March 23rd, 2017

South Downs National Park is proud to announce that the film “South Downs – England’s Mountain Green” which recently aired on the BBC is now available on DVD. Presenter Peter Owen-Jones, a priest in the South Downs takes us on a breath-taking journey from the Seven Sisters to Winchester encompassing the whole length and beauty of the South Downs National […]

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