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Wildlife - Homepage
MEADOW CONSERVATION GROUP
the conservation and wildlife news and photographs
from this local conservation group in
OF NORE BARN WOODS - http://www.norebarnwoods.org.uk
active local conservation group who are helping to
manage this very popular woodland area to the west of
OF HOLLYBANK WOODS -
Twitter link . . .
OF EMSWORTH WAYSIDES
Friends of Emsworth Waysides was 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 . . .
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.
This is a new local environmental community campaign
set up in response to growing concerns about climate
change and environmental sustainability. It was formed
as part of a nationwide network of Greening campaigns.
They hold a regular Christmas tree recycling event,
and run various campaigns that promote cycling and
walking and that help enhance and preserve our natural
environment. Their big campaign right now is
Westbourne Wildlife Watch, which encourages local
people to report wildlife sightings, which can be used
as evidence to protect local habitats. See . . .
HOLLINS WILDLIFE DIARY -
has been our premier local naturalist and for many
years and his web site has been an inspiration to many
naturalists, including me! He was obliged to close
down his site in 2018, but still continues to observe
and record local wildlife.
For news and comment about Hampshire Wildlife Trust
reserves from Solent Reserves Officer
NATURE - http://www.havantnature.net/
local wildlife magazine by John Goodspeed focussing on
the Havant/Portsmouth area plus super wildlife
DOWNS GROUP - http://wildlife.vigay.com/southdowns/
South Downs page and lots of information about other
nature reserves in the area.
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
FOREST WILDLIFE - http://www.wildnewforest.co.uk
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/
photos and surveys from Warblington and Langstone from
HOLE COPSE - http://www.brandyholecopse.org.uk/
first local Nature Reserve. Walk through 15 acres of
woodland. Three ponds. Pre Roman dyke. Evidence of
Smugglers caves. WW II Defences .
ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY -
The basic site for the HOS with information about
surveys, sites, meetings, conservation, etc.
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.
ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY - http://www.sos.org.uk/
site with all recent sightings and news.
ARUNDEL - http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/arundel
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
Volunteers - The leading conservation organisation in
the country. Supports all the local groups.
LODGE BIRD HOSPITAL - http://www.brentlodge.org/
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