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Summer Holiday Activities

July 25th, 2017

Keeping the kids busy and entertained during the school holidays is a perennial problem for parents but if you are anywhere near the South Downs National Park this summer there’s no excuse to be bored and it shouldn’t break the bank either. Here’s some ideas for fun and interesting  activities: 1. Big Butterfly Count If […]

Jane Austen 200; A life in Hampshire

July 18th, 2017

Jane Austen, one of England’s most famous authors, spent most of her life in the historic and beautiful county of Hampshire, in the South Downs National Park. Its houses, countryside and people provided the inspiration for many of her novels and this year marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death. From 1809 until 1817 Jane […]

Walk through the Lemur Loop at Marwell Zoo

July 10th, 2017

Marwell Zoo have opened a new Lemur Loop exhibit, allowing guests to walk through their enclosure and see these fascinating and lovable primates closer than ever before. The new walkthrough is home to four different species of lemur. Critically endangered Alaotran gentle lemurs and black-and white-ruffed lemurs and endangered crowned lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs are […]

Sensing the South Downs

July 4th, 2017

How do people with impaired vision experience the South Downs? Karis Jade Petty has dedicated her PhD to finding out and this July she’ll present her findings at the South Downs Research Conference 2017, sponsored by Coast to Capital The South Downs is an iconic landscape, an epic beauty draped in the greens of woodland, […]

Tick awareness

July 4th, 2017

Please be ‘tick aware’ whenever you are in the countryside. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in moist areas of dense vegetation or long grass in woodland, grassland, moorland, heathland and some urban parks and gardens. They can be found throughout the year, but are most active between spring and autumn. They feed on the […]

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