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LOCAL WILDLIFE SITES

EMSWORTH

BROOK MEADOW CONSERVATION GROUP - Brook Meadow Conservation Group
All the conservation and wildlife news and photographs from this local conservation group in Emsworth

FRIENDS OF HOLLYBANK WOODS - http://www.hants.org.uk/hollybank-woods/
Twitter link . . . https://twitter.com/HollybankWoods

FRIENDS OF NORE BARN WOODS - http://www.norebarnwoods.org.uk
An active local conservation group who are helping to manage this very popular woodland area to the west of Emsworth.

FRIENDS OF EMSWORTH WAYSIDES - http://www.emsworthwaysides.hampshire.org.uk/
The Friends of Emsworth Waysides is a new conservation group set up in September 2009 by a number of local residents who to help conserve roadside verges and other small open spaces which are normally mown by the Council.
Twitter link . . . https://twitter.com/emsworthwayside

SLIPPER MILLPOND PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION - http://www.smppa.org.uk/
The tidal-filled Slipper Mill Pond lies to the East of Emsworth where the River Ems enters Chichester Harbour and the sea. It is a unique brackish wildlife habitat with: over 25 species of birds, more than 60 different plants and trees on its banks, * breeding ground for many fish, especially grey mullet, many different animals in its muddy bottom - 2 protected species of mud invertebrates and an interesting tube worm. This historic pond dating from the 1760s has 34 owners who have charged the Slipper Mill Pond Preservation Association with its care and maintenance for the quiet enjoyment of the public.

NATURAL CURIOSITIES - http://www.natural-curiosities.co.uk/427995099
Chris Oakley has replaced his Hampshire Farm web site with a new nature blog called natural-curiosities.co.uk which aims to give 'snippets of news from around the district with a light hearted slant'. .

OTHER LOCAL SITES

RALPH HOLLINS WILDLIFE DIARY - http://ralph-hollins.net/Diary.htm
Ralph is our premier local naturalist and maintains a data base of all wildlife sightings for the area centred on Havant. In addition to his current diary and weekly summary the web site also has maps and directions on how to get to sites of interest as well as lots of other useful information.

108ft BLOG - http://solentreserves.wordpress.com/
For news and comment about Hampshire Wildlife Trust reserves from Solent Reserves Officer

HAVANT NATURE - http://www.havantnature.net/
A local wildlife magazine by John Goodspeed focussing on the Havant/Portsmouth area plus super wildlife pictures.

SOUTH DOWNS GROUP - http://wildlife.vigay.com/southdowns/
Includes a South Downs page and lots of information about other nature reserves in the area.

HAMPSHIRE BRYOPHYTES - http://www.jnecology.com/bryophytes
John Norton has taken over from Rod Stern as bryophyte recorder for VC11 and has set up this 'Hampshire Bryophytes' web site. John also has started a blog though he does not know how long he will be able to keep it up . . http://blog.jnecology.com

NEW FOREST WILDLIFE - http://www.wildnewforest.co.uk
For those interested in the New Forest and its wildlife, Russell Wynn and Marcus Ward (Wild New Forest co-ordinators) have set up a new resource called 'Wild New Forest' with the primary aim of supporting local conservation and outreach activities. The website contains an illustrated blog, monthly sightings, survey details, forthcoming events and more.
They have also set up a Facebook page for more rapid dissemination of news, images and video.
Facebook page . . .
https://www.facebook.com/groups/482338708635345/

PETER'S PURPLE PAGES - http://www.peterspurplepages.webspace.virginmedia.com/
Bird photos and surveys from Warblington and Langstone from Peter Milinets-Raby

BRANDY HOLE COPSE - http://www.brandyholecopse.org.uk/
Chichester's first local Nature Reserve. Walk through 15 acres of woodland. Three ponds. Pre Roman dyke. Evidence of Smugglers caves. WW II Defences .

WILDLIFE SOCIETIES

HAMPSHIRE ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY - http://www.hos.org.uk/
The basic site for the HOS with information about surveys, sites, meetings, conservation, etc.

HAMPSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST - http://www.hwt.org.uk/
The Trust is the leading wildlife charity in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, responsible for over 50 wildlife reserves representing more than 6000 acres of valuable wildlife habitat. Work closely with conservation volunteers, members of the public, land owners and a wide range of organisations to conserve wildlife in town and countryside.

SUSSEX ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY - http://www.sos.org.uk/
Excellent site with all recent sightings and news.

WWT ARUNDEL - http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/arundel

CHICHESTER HBR CONSERVANCY: - http://www.conservancy.co.uk/
“Chichester Harbour Conservancy is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty comprising 11 square miles of water and 11 square miles of land with 17 miles of well marked and lighted channels which, with its easy access to the Solent, makes it an ideal water recreation centre. There are many inter-related activities such as sailing, fishing, walking and wildfowling as well as nearly 9,000 vessels over 3 metres in length, 3,200 moorings, 2,000 berths in four marinas and 14 sailing clubs.”

CTV - http://www.btcv.org/
Conservation Volunteers - The leading conservation organisation in the country. Supports all the local groups.

BRENT LODGE BIRD HOSPITAL - http://www.brentlodge.org/
“Brent Lodge is a bird and wildlife hospital, founded in 1978. It is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured wild creatures, specialising in birds and small mammals. The hospital is located near to Chichester in the South of England, on a site of one and three-quarter acres. With its range of indoor and outdoor pens, and attendant medical and surgical facilities, it is one of the best wildlife hospitals in the U.K. Brent Lodge is a registered charity and depends entirely upon voluntary help and donations.”