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National Park Heroes

August 15th, 2017

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding significant contribution to the South Downs National Park? Nominations for the National Park Hero award close on 29 August 2017. The winners – one from each of the UK’s 15 National Parks – will be announced at the UK National Park’s Conference in October with each […]

Dog Lovers Wanted – Your National Park needs you!

August 9th, 2017

Are you passionate about dogs? Do you love and care about your National Park? Are you friendly and enjoy meeting new people? Do you know lots of other dog walkers in your community? Do you have some spare time? We need Dog Walking Ambassadors If you have answered YES to most of the above questions […]

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 […]

Butterfly surveying in the South Downs National Park

July 21st, 2017

Written by Charlotte Wray, Assistant Ranger What better way to spend a hot July day than walking through beautiful chalk grassland surveying butterflies?! This is how South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service member John Walton and I spent last Thursday. In the Western end of the South Downs we carry out three butterfly surveys throughout the […]

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 […]

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