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NEWS FEED: Volunteering

Secrets of the High Woods Revealed: A celebratory Conference

September 16th, 2016

On Friday 23 September the Secrets of the High Woods project findings will be revealed with a conference at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst. The project has used LiDAR mapping, oral histories, archival research and archaeological excavations to discover the hidden archaeology hidden beneath the landscape of the South Downs. There will be talks […]

World Water Monitoring Day

September 13th, 2016

To celebrate World Water Monitoring Day, volunteer Ron Wilder shares his experience working on the Riverfly Monitoring Initiative. “I’ve been involved with the Riverfly Monitoring Initiative [RMI] for 3 years now; I was attracted to the project from both my South Downs Volunteer Ranger conservation work with water voles and my passion for fly-fishing. So […]

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, […]

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