Category Archives: Natural History

The Goats

[audio: /wp-content/uploads/2012/02/goats-smaller.mp3] In June 2011 six goats arrived in the Gully to help with conservation of rare plants. Mandy Leivers explains why and how the goats benefit the patches of grassland where these plants live. Robert Westlake gives the Downs … Continue reading

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Peregrine Watch

[audio: /wp-content/uploads/2011/12/peregrine_watch.mp3] Nick Winn, and a group of other enthusiasts, watch peregrine falcons every weekend from spring to autumn. Mandy Leivers runs education projects about the natural history of the Downs and knows the peregrines, and the watchers, well. Transcript … Continue reading

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British Bird Survey Walk

Richard Bland, amateur naturalist extraordinaire, has done the same Downs walk on 750 Sunday mornings, logging the birds he sees and hears for the British Bird Breeding Survey. Transcript Richard Bland: On bird walk: Half past seven at the peregrine … Continue reading

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