Introduction to the Wildlife of Chalk Downland (29/06/2019) Saturday, 29th June 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chalk downland is one of Western Europe’s richest wildlife habitats. It has up to 40 species of flowering plants per square metre, many of them chalk specialists, and 60% of the UK’s butterflies including iconic ‘blues’ such as the Adonis and Chalk Hill Blues.
In this one day course you’ll all about this species-rich habitat; how it is created and managed and the species that thrive here.
After an indoor session the course will be held at the Steyning Downland Scheme, a flagship downland restoration project in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
It aims to provide an introduction to this wonderful place and its wildlife. The indoor session will give you some background on the chalk downland habitat but we’ll be out on the Downs for the greater part of the day, identifying the flowers, butterflies and birds and discussing the ecology and management of this very special site.
The Steyning Centre Committee Room, Fletchers Croft, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3XZ