Chasing sheep, bashing scrub and counting butterflies at Martin Down National Nature Reserve

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 Mon 29/03/2021
 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Martin Down National Nature Reserve is 350 hectares of unspoiled chalk downland, heath and woodland. The area features impressive, well preserved archaeology largely, as well as flourishing rare wildflowers, birds and insects. 

In this talk Mike Fussell, Countryside Ranger for Hampshire County Council, outlines the work being done as part of Greater Grazing,  a partnership between the Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership Scheme,  Hampshire County Council and Natural England to look after this precious and unique habitat, and discusses future challenges and opportunities across the area.

Join us as Mike introduces the important work that we are doing to transform the quality of this precious chalk grassland where flowers and insects flourish and rare birds sing. Volunteers are a key part of this project and we are very grateful to all those volunteers who have joined the team, but we are always looking for more. If you fancy getting involved with bird ringing, carrying out butterfly transects or clearing some scrub here’s your chance. 

If you would like to get involved in our Greater Grazing project, please contact the Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership Scheme Ranger Roland Hughes rolandhughes@cranbornechase.org.uk

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