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NEWS FEED

Sheep lend a helping hoof for butterfly conservation at Mill Hill, Shoreham

November 19th, 2018

A flock of sheep are being employed to improve precious chalk grassland, vital for the survival of rare butterflies, in the South Downs National Park near Shoreham. The unusual looking sheep – called Jacobs – have two sets of horns and moved on to Mill Hill Local Nature Reserve, near Shoreham, on Friday 16 November. […]

Save the date for stargazing and lunar extravaganza

November 14th, 2018

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 […]

Heathland story book

November 8th, 2018

A dedicated team of ten heathland heritage volunteers have begun to create stories for a heathland heritage book aimed at 7-11 year olds. The stories have unfolded through oral history and archive research tasks carried out by the volunteers. At the beginning of 2018 Heathland Reunited heritage volunteers signed up to go out into the […]

Fire management is focus for heathland experts

November 8th, 2018

Heathland professionals from across the South East met in Midhurst on the 7 November. The Heathland Forum brought together individuals and agencies involved with heathland management and conservation in and around the South Downs National Park. Land managers, landowners, conservationists, ecologists, countryside rangers, land management advisors and volunteers all came together to share learning and […]

On the ground in October 2018

November 8th, 2018

From meeting with farmers, offering training and support to local communities, leading walks, organising and training volunteers, controlling invasive species and supporting key species, South Downs National Park rangers are out in the National Park every weekday and many weekends over the year. Don’t forget to say hello if you spot them out working. Here’s […]

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