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This page was updated at 09:33 on 30Sep2023         On this web pictures are usually thumbnailed 


What's New  
30Sep2023  Wildlife News was updated
28th June Wildlife events updated with new walks
Photo: Jim Walters - Whimbrel at The Kench


A whimbrel at the HI Kench in September





Wildlife News:  This page is updated nearly daily, with information collected from various sources, listing wildlife seen in and around Portsmouth and Havant.  I would welcome your news to go on the page which is also the basis for weekly 'Nature Notes' distributed and displayed in the area.  There are links to a page on white squirrels and one on which you are invited to submit reports on your observations.


Wildlife events: Here you will find a list of local walks and talks where you can meet with like-minded people to learn and share knowledge of wildlife and the local environment. 


Conservation Issues:  Have a look here to find information on some of the many groups working to protect habitat and wildlife in our area.

Conservation Designations: Have you ever wondered what a triple SI is or a RAMSAR site.  Here is my attempt to explain.

Wildlife Sites: Where are the best places to go locally to enjoy and see wildlife.  Some sites, listed below, have their own pages.

Langstone Harbour:  This page is devoted to what is probably our main local site.  There are links to some of the places around the harbour that are worth a look and to a separate page on the Friends of Langstone Harbour group.

Portsdown  The chalk ridge along the northern edge of Portsmouth dominated by a chalk downland SSSI is a great place for a walk with views over the harbours and north to the south downs.  It is looked after by Portsmouth's countryside officer supported by the conservation volunteers and Friends of Portsdown.  There is also a page on the nearby Hookheath Meadows nature reserve managed by the Wildlife Trust.

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