Friday, 7 September 2012

St Catherine's Hill, Winchester, 5 September 2012

A brief slideshow comprising of pictorial notes on an instructive walk around St Catherine's Hill, under the auspices of the Hampshire Wildlife Trust. It was interesting to learn about plans for managing this area: various clumps of even-aged trees and bushes (especially ash and hawthorn) have grown to form canopies, which hampers biodiversity. It is hoped that a scheme of felling and thinning out these clumps will encourage more downland grasses and flowers to grow, and provide the mixed scrub which makes a better environment for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

The HWT page on this wonderful nature reserve can be found here.