Official Launch of Peartree Green LNRNatural History
Launch Event to Celebrate Local Nature Reserve Status
Members of Southampton Natural History Society are invited to the official launch of Peartree Green Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 7th April.
The Friends of Peartree Green are pleased to announce that Peartree Green has been declared a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and is the third LNR on Southampton City Council open space, sitting between Sholing Valleys and Chessel Bay. Peartree Green is a diverse habitat of approximately 20.8 Hectares (51.4 Acres) which offers a valuable green space for exercise and relaxation. It also offers a varied wildlife environment of insects, flowers, birds and small mammals, to be explored and enjoyed by local school children. The Friends have an active programme of events for children and local residents to include tree identification, and fungus forays; they also have a schedule of Conservation/Work Days to improve amenities and paths on site for all to enjoy.
The Committee and Friends of Peartree Green will be on site from 9.0 a.m. and the following is the programme of events for the day :
9.0 a.m. Walk for dog owners
10.00 a.m. Formal Declaration of Local Nature Reserve Status and Ceremony on Peartree Green
United Reform Church Hall available for refreshments and facilities.
Children’s Nature Hunt to commence – available all day
2.00 p.m. Guided Walk – dogs on leads please – with Ecologist, Phil Budd
3.30 p.m. Close of Event
- Association of British Fungi Groups
- Bournemouth Natural Science Society and Museum
- British Bugs
- British Dragonflies
- British Lichens
- Dan and Rosemary Powell
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight Butterfly Conservation
- Hampshire Bat Group
- Hampshire Ornithological Society
- Hampshire Wildlife Trust
- Lymington and District Natural History Society
- UK Hoverflies