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NEWS FEED: Wildlife

Insects on the heath

June 29th, 2017

The heaths of the South Downs can charm you at any time of year but during the summer months, when the purple heather blooms, they become magical places, ripe for exploration. With so much to look out for we asked Bruce Middleton, who runs the Heathlands Reunited project, about some of the smallest characters to look […]

South Downs Rangers on Tour

June 23rd, 2017

National Parks Week – 25 to 28 July 2017 The South Downs National Park is coming to town for National Parks Week this summer. From 25 to 28 July South Downs rangers will be bringing family fun and a little bit of the National Park into towns around Sussex and Hampshire. Learn how to make […]

Barn Owl Blog – A sad week for our Barn Owls

June 23rd, 2017

It is very sad that our youngest of the three chicks has now died. We don’t know why for sure, but it could have been the heat, it could have had something wrong with it or the older chicks might have been getting all the food. It could have been a combination of all of […]

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 […]

Barn Owl Blog – Youngest chick succumbs to heat

June 16th, 2017

Update:  June 19 2017 Sadly it appears that our youngest owlet has succumbed to the heat and died. Our webcam is obviously giving us a glimpse into all sides of a barn owl’s life, and not all of it is rosy. Please be prepared when you view the live cam. June 16 2017 – Ringing […]

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