As autumn and winter approach, a new season for nature conservation begins. Over this period of time wildlife is less active and plants/trees become dormant. This makes for the best time to undertake various conservation tasks to maintain and improve wildlife habitats, with the minimum impact.
It is hoped (as long as the pandemic allows) to hold a number of wildlife conservation sessions over the next few months. Locations will include Bascote Road Community Nature Reserve, Whites Spinney and the village pond.
Itchen Riverwatch Project
Also, in addition there is a new project starting that needs volunteers. This project is a little different, if you enjoy the River Itchen and wish to see it continue to be in good health, then this could be for you. The project is about monitoring the health of the river, so as to ensure we understand its condition and gain warning of any change in its health. Volunteers are needed to help with collecting data on water quality across different locations along the river, within the parish. The task is straight forward, just requiring good observation and a little bit of patience.
Anouncements about future nature conservation activities will be placed on the parish email bulletin, this website, and also on the nature reserve Facebook page.
Or you can express an interest via email and you will receive notification of any up coming activities.
If you wish to take part in the Itchen Riverwatch project then please email your interest.