Local Wildlife Groups - Useful Links
FRIENDS OF EMSWORTH WILDLIFE - http://familyfellows.com/0-0-0-wildlife-index.htm
A community web site dedicated to the observation, recording and protection of the wildlife of the Emsworth area.
Maintained and edited by Brian Fellows.
BROOK MEADOW CONSERVATION GROUP - https://www.brookmeadow.org.uk/
The Brook Meadow Conservation Group was formed in September 2000 by local residents to help restore, protect and conserve the natural environment of Brook Meadow and its wildlife for the benefit and quiet enjoyment of the people of Emsworth.
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 HOLLYBANK WOODS - Twitter link . . . https://twitter.com/HollybankWoods
FRIENDS OF EMSWORTH WAYSIDES - Twitter link . . . https://twitter.com/emsworthwayside
The Friends of Emsworth Waysides was set up in September 2009 by a number of local residents to help conserve roadside verges and other small open spaces which are normally mown by the Council.
GREENING WESTBOURNE - https://e-voice.org.uk/greening-westbourne/
This is a 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.
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.
The Chichester Harbour Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the protection of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
A registered charity which exists to preserve and improve the unique beauty of Chichester Harbour. We have over 3,000 members - walkers, sailors, nature enthusiasts, fishermen, wildfowlers, local residents, visitors, businesses, groups who share our love for the Harbour.
A local group working to inform, investigate and improve in order to turn the tide on pollution in Chichester and Langstone Harbours.
The Trust manages 26 nature reserves covering 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres) of land in West & East Sussex.
SUSSEX ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY:
Excellent site with all recent sightings and news.
The basic site for the HOS with information about surveys, sites, meetings, conservation, etc.
The Trust is the leading wildlife charity in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, responsible for over 50 wildlife reserves representing more than 6,000 acres of valuable wildlife habitat. They work with conservation volunteers, members of the public, land owners and a wide range of organisations to conserve wildlife in the town and countryside.
OTHER LOCAL GROUPS
For news about Hampshire's Wildlife Trust reserves from Solent Reserves Officer
A local wildlife magazine by John Goodspeed focussing on the Havant/Portsmouth area plus super wildlife pictures.
SOUTH DOWNS GROUP:
Includes a South Downs page and lots of information about other nature reserves in the area.
NEW FOREST WILDLIFE:
For those interested in the New Forest and its wildlife, Russell Wynn and Marcus Ward (Wild New Forest co-ordinators) have set up a 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.
BRANDY HOLE COPSE:
Chichester's first local Nature Reserve. Walk through 15 acres of woodland. Three ponds. Pre Roman dyke. Evidence of Smugglers caves. WW II Defences.
The Conservation Volunteers - the leading conservation organisation in the country. Supports all the local groups.
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.