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Major campaign is launched to save our bees and pollinators

May 24th, 2019

A campaign launches today to help reverse the decline of bees in the South East and create a haven for pollinators in the South Downs National Park. The South Downs National Park Trust, the official charity for the National Park, is bidding to raise £75,000 to help restore flower-rich habitats that will protect bees and […]

First barn owl chick hatches

May 21st, 2019

Big news from the barn owl nest box! The first of the four barn owl eggs has hatched (21 May 2019). This is four day earlier than last year.  Broken egg shell lying next to the adult in the box was the first clue. The parents are very diligent at incubating the eggs so we […]

Inspiring new initiative is launched to connect families with nature

May 16th, 2019

A major new initiative to connect families with nature through fun outdoor learning experiences has been launched. Inspired by the “founding father” of the National Park movement, John Muir, the South Downs National Park Trust is announcing a new scheme that will see families across the region getting out into the National Park and learning […]

Barn owl nest-cam 2019 – waiting for chicks

May 16th, 2019

The stars of the South Downs National Park Barn Owl nest box are on form again this year with 4 eggs currently being brooded by the diligent parents. Barn Owl eggs take approximately 30 days to hatch after laying. Eggs hatch in the order they were laid with an average of 5-6 eggs in a […]

Why the South Downs is the perfect natural remedy for mental health

May 14th, 2019

The breathing space of the South Downs National Park, “forest bathing” and enjoying natural light can do wonders to boost mental health. That’s the message from Amanda Elmes, from the South Downs National Park Authority, who is offering five reasons why the National Park is the perfect tonic for a healthy state of mind for […]

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