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NEWS FEED: Volunteering

Secrets of the High Woods Celebration

September 13th, 2016

A family discovery day celebrating the heritage of the South Downs will bring history to life at the South Downs Centre and Capron House gardens in Midhurst on Saturday 24 September 10am-4pm. There will be a range of activities, from Renaissance dancing and fight demonstrations, to fun children’s archaeology activities. There will also be the chance to try out archery […]

Hairy mallow in the South Downs National Park

September 2nd, 2016

Written by Dr Patrick Austin, Environment Officer, South East Water The South Downs National Park is home to a wide range of rare species. These include insects like the wart-biter cricket and the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, but also a number of rare plants including the Nationally Rare hairy (or rough) mallow (Althaea hirsuta). It […]

World Ranger Day

July 29th, 2016

It takes a special kind of species to care for the habitats of the South Downs National Park. Our rangers dedicate their time to looking after our landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage and finding ways to help people understand and enjoy them. Our rangers have been involved in many of our biggest achievements this year, […]

Intrepid water vole travels 7km and takes a selfie

June 7th, 2016

The UK’s largest ever water vole release is being hailed a success as evidence shows the rare animals are once again established on the River Meon in Hampshire. Once a common sight in the area, water voles had been locally extinct in the Meon Valley for at least ten years. Now, thanks to a joint […]

Volunteers Week

June 1st, 2016

The work our volunteers do is invaluable and varied; they could be clearing invasive scrub one weekend and improving access to a medieval drovers road the next. Our latest project, the Secrets of the High Woods has seen extraordinary dedication from volunteers who have been undertaking a huge range of research. They’ve collected oral histories, […]

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