Emsworth 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 . . . brianfellows at tiscali.co.uk
BROOK MEADOW CONSERVATION GROUP - https://www.brookmeadow.org.uk/
All the conservation and wildlife news and photographs from this local conservation group in 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 who 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 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 . . . https://e-voice.org.uk/greening-westbourne/report-wildlife-sightings-and/
OTHER LOCAL GROUPs
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.
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 .
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.”
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