Category: Flora

Morning bird song, Martin Down

On a very clear and cool June morning I was joined by two enterprising people to explore the possibilities of Martin Down habitat. On opening the car door I was surprised to hear three Skylark already in song although it was still dark. They stopped shortly afterwards but sang again later and were joined by

Budding volunteers required for wildflower surveys

Southampton City Council is looking for volunteers to help survey the wildflower meadows which are springing up across the city. There will be a three hour training session and the surveys will take place in June and September. For more information and to volunteer please follow this link.

Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve

Recently Southampton Natural History Society had a guided walk to this small jewel of a nature reserve on the outskirts of Southampton. This week a couple of us joined a small group from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) for a small mammal survey. Swanwick Lakes, once a clay pit for a local