We have three reserves totalling 130 acres, Magdalen Hill Down & Yew Hill near Winchester & Bentley Station Meadow adjoining the Alice Holt
Forest, near Farnham. They are open to the public all the year round,
without charge. In any year between 30 and 40 of the county's forty-six butterfly species may
be seen on these reserves & their sensitive management is recognised
by Countryside Stewardship Agreements. All reserves have educational
access agreements. Visits are welcomed from other conservation
bodies, photographic societies, U3A, WI's and children's groups like
Brownies and Cubs. Please contact our Reserves Officer, whose details
can be found on the Committee page.
If you would like to know more about the
management of our reserves, then please contact our South Down Landscape Project Officer, Fiona Scully, whose
details can be found on the Committee page. Fiona is employed to oversee policy regarding
the management of our reserves and to ensure that they provide a
suitable habitat for the conservation of butterflies and moths. From
time to time she has announcements to make to the members of the
branch and this web site is one of the suitable mediums to ensure that
these quickly reach those with computers.
For a recent update (February 2021) on the Reserves click here.
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