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Cherry Soup show captivates audiences

October 7th, 2019

Sweet, sour, a little unexpected – and what good writing does best. That was the verdict from audiences who were enthralled by the quirky and thought-provoking show Cherry Soup – True, and not so true, tales of the South Downs. The show, written by Lewes-based playwright Sara Clifford, explored the changing landscapes and populations of […]

Secrets of the Heath are revealed at popular event

October 7th, 2019

More than 2,000 people came to learn about the fascinating history and wildlife of South Downs heathlands. Petersfield Heath was brought to life for “Secrets of the Heath” as it was filled with historical reenactments, falconry displays, Saxon shield battles – and plenty of native British reptiles for people to see and hold! Twenty five […]

Giving nature a helping hand

October 3rd, 2019

It was recently World Animal Day and we wanted to shine the spotlight on five biodiversity projects in the National Park. Our rare chalk grassland, ancient woodland and heathland habitats support an incredible range of mammals, birds, fish, invertebrate and plant species. Some are among the rarest animals in Britain – and that’s why it’s […]

The amazing habitat of the South Downs

October 2nd, 2019

It’s World Habitat Day on Monday 7 October. Around the world, habitat is under threat and with it the species that they support. You might not realise it at first but the South Downs National Park is home to rare habitat and species, some of which is globally important. Chalk grassland Chalk grassland is one […]

River Meon sees incredible turnaround in a decade

October 1st, 2019

The River Meon and its amazing wildlife are facing a brighter future thanks to a concerted community-wide effort to return it to good health. The Meon Valley Partnership (MVP) is marking key achievements since its formation a decade ago and offering simple steps for the public to keep the river a thriving oasis for wildlife. […]

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