Grazing

Sheep and cattle are used to graze this site throughout the year. Please look for notices at entrances to the reserve with further information.

Please keep your dogs on leads where sheep are grazing this nature reserve.

News from Southerham Farm

    • Chalk Grassland

      Chalk Grassland

      There are few sights more spectacular than a wildflower meadow in full bloom. Packed with nectar-rich flowers and humming with insect life, these botanical hotspots will soon be looking their best and today, 6 July, marks National Meadows Day - a celebration of our glorious grasslands and the wealth of wildlife they support.

    • Puppy Love

      Puppy Love

      All about Patsy the sheepdog puppy, and why sheep are so important in maintaining precious chalk downland in which wildlife can thrive

    • The value of casual recording

      The value of casual recording

      The Trust’s Senior Ecologist blogs about the value of stumbling across quite a lot of good species whilst doing other things.

    • Be tick aware

      Be tick aware

      Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

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