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Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

January 15th, 2019

Written by Emily Summers, Visitor Experience Officer at Pulborough Brooks For 40 years, the RSPB has been asking you to count the birds that visit your garden as part of the annual Big Garden Birdwatch. This is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey with half a million members of the public taking part each year, […]

Invitation to maunder

January 7th, 2019

Words by Andy Beattie, Countryside & Policy Manager for the South Downs National Park Authority How do you draw the sound of jackdaws encountered on a walk? Or portray the direction and strength of wind using a wind vane? Or give a sense of shifting ground as you walk across a hillside? The new ‘Maunder […]

Save the date for stargazing and lunar extravaganza

January 5th, 2019

It’s time to get moonstruck South Downs Dark Skies Festival – 15 February to 3 March 2019 The South Downs Dark Skies Festival returns from Friday 15 February to Sunday 3 March 2019 with events across the National Park. With 2019 marking 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing this year’s event, which celebrates […]

An ethereal dawn wins South Downs photo competition 18/19

January 2nd, 2019

Early morning light casts shadows across an ethereal autumn mist, witnessed only by rolling hills and one small bird in Lorraine Heaysman’s winning image in the South Downs National Park photo competition 2018-19. Lorraine from Worthing in West Sussex, wins £250, for her picture ‘Autumn gold’ – taken from the hills above Upwaltham. “Lorraine’s photo […]

Happy New Year!

January 2nd, 2019

May your 2019 be as full of chalk hills and wildlife as this mini-documentary about the South Downs National Park.

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