Help us expand Ebernoe Common

, 17 September 2023
Help us expand Ebernoe Common
Oak sapling in Forest Copse © Tim Smart

This autumn we need to raise £110,000 to purchase three fields adjoining our nature reserve at Ebernoe Common.

The central field was once part of an ancient woodland called Forest Copse, which was probably felled during the last war. However, the soil of this field still has a ‘memory’ of that woodland, as evidenced by Bluebells and Oak saplings growing in the open field. Our vision is to see the woodland regenerate in the coming years and decades.

This is an important opportunity to make more space for wildlife.

The other two fields will be managed to create species rich grasslands, which will be done by grazing and cutting to reduce nutrient levels. The hedgerows will be encouraged to spread into the fields to form dense scrub, the perfect habitat for Nightingales. This will also improve flightlines for bats and create corridors for Dormice.

The purchase of these fields will further enrich a reserve that is already one of the most biodiverse in Sussex.

Please help us make this vision possible by donating today.

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