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NEWS FEED: Conservation

School children help return water voles to Meon Valley

June 16th, 2017

Children aged 7 to 11 from local schools in the Meon Valley got hands-on conservation experience on 8 & 9 June when they helped release water voles into the River Meon. Pupils from West Meon C of E Primary School, Inwoods Small School and Droxford Junior School learned about the South Downs National Park’s work […]

On the ground in May 2017

June 2nd, 2017

Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in May 2017. Surveyed for rare Duke of Burgundy butterflies near Winchester, found some egg-laying and occupying areas cleared last winter. Found kidney vetch and horseshoe vetch, both food for […]

More ideas to go wild this June?

May 31st, 2017

Every year during the month of June the Wildlife Trusts run a campaign challenging people to make room for nature in their lives every day for 30 days.  They hope that by encouraging busy people to do this over an extended period they will be more likely to continue to care not only for their own local patch but […]

4 Chicks for the Barn Owls

May 31st, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the fourth and final egg hatched on Saturday 27th May. Watch our Barn Owl Box webcam. This screen shot accentuates the size difference between this chick (typically weighing only 13-14 g) and the first owlet that hatched just 8 days before is quite apparent. The youngest looks so tiny sitting below the other […]

Two chicks for our Barn Owls

May 22nd, 2017

Exciting news Over the weekend our Barn Owl Nest box cam has picked up that two of the four eggs have hatched into very small helpless looking chicks in the Barn Owl nest box. The first chick hatched on Friday 19th May in the evening. One of our avid watchers Sara managed to catch the moment. The […]

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