Connor from the Downlands Partnership led a most enjoyable walk yesterday for members of the Trust to look at the plants growing in the rapidly improving chalk grassland of Long Hill. The benefits of scrub clearance and grazing were apparent with early spring flowers such as violets and primroses already in evidence. Many thanks to Connor for sharing his knowledge of the site, Long Hill will certainly be worth another visit later in the summer.
Fidelity staff enjoyed a day clearing Blackthorn scrub at Hooley Meadows last week. The new growth will provide food for the caterpillars of the Brown Hairstreak butterfly and help to increase the numbers of this uncommon butterfly on the site.
Join Connor Harrison from the Downlands Partnership for a walk along Long Hill. This is an area of chalk grassland that is rapidly improving thanks to grazing and other conservation measures and we will see the various plants that grow here and also note the first signs of spring. All groups and families welcome.
The walk will begin at 10am starting outside St Paul's Church on Croft Rd CR3 7EN and returning at 11.30am. Donations to the Downlands Trust welcome.
Any queries, please phone 01883 341140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org