Over 30 species of butterfly thrive at Stockbridge Down. Declining varieties such as the duke of Burgundy and pearl-bordered fritillary can be spotted here, encouraged through careful habitat management.
Head to the open heaths of our New Forest commons on a summer evening for a wildlife fiesta. You'll find flittering bats, delicate moths and a magnificent dusk chorus. Listen out for the churring of the rare nightjar.
Set off on a walk through our Hampshire countryside this summer and you'll find yourself on a native wildlife safari of butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and birds. Why not take a wildlife i.d. book and some binoculars and record your sightings?
Create special memories on one of our trails where you’ll find areas of interest for both big kids and little ones. Let your imagination run wild in the story telling chairs at Sheffield Park or come face to face with a woodland wizard at Hatchlands Park.