SLP member, Rem Moser (Windmill Farm) hosted a visit from Alton Natural History Society (ANHS) on July 15th . Members of the society undertook a guided walk, led by Rem, across her wonderful fields, taking the opportunity to observe and record the flora and fauna they encountered. Members of the ANHS are very experienced naturalists and scientific experts, bringing a wealth of knowledge, they reported an abundance of wildflowers and interesting grasses. Luckily, they were fortunate with the weather, which encouraged the insects and butterflies out, making the Field Meeting a great success.
18 people attended this event, hosted by one of the SLP members, an opportunity for District and Parish Council members along with HCC Countryside staff, to observe the work on the wildflower meadows that has been undertaken. There was a guided walk, through fields observing the different ways in which wildflowers have been introduced. HCC Countryside staff found the ‘on the ground opportunity’ an excellent addition to the training, in preparation for working with Councils across the county. This Parish Pollinators Network is a county-wide initiative by HCC here as part of their Nature Recovery Programme, looking to link across the landscape council’s land (County/District & Parish) in order to enhance the natural habitats for wildlife.
Policy Influencer Event in Brussels
In May 2023 the Selborne Landscape Partnership banners, designed by Rachel Hudson, were on prominent display at the event. The event was aimed at finding new solutions for the recovery of farmland biodiversity and improving crop pollination. The SLP’s own Francis Buner (pictured) who works for GWCT, is Head of PARTRIDGE NSR Interreg project, and lives on the Rotherfield Park estate, spoke at the event.
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The partnership had the SLP stand at the Alresford Show (September 2nd) and Blackmoor Apple Day (October 8th) a great opportunity for members and volunteers to talk to the public about the work of the partnership.
The SLP was delighted to work with local,
award-winning artist and illustrator, Rachel Hudson, who was inspired by the
work of the SLP to create her exhibition, ‘From the Margins’ which depicted how farmers are restoring habitats to make a
positive difference for wildlife.
‘From the Margins’ was exhibited at Gilbert White’s House, from June 2022, and Chawton House that August. We were delighted that Phoenix Theatre in Bordon were also keen to host the exhibition for the remainder of the year.
For those not able to visit the exhibition, please do watch this short film here
The exhibition encouraged visitors to take a fresh look when out in their local countryside, and see for themselves the hedges, woods and copses that form wildlife corridors across the landscape as they enjoy the immersive benefits that being outdoors can bring.
Rachel’s banners will be displayed on the SLP stand at local events, so do come along and see them for yourself. By developing a greater knowledge and love of the countryside, we hope people will be encouraged to buy local British food and ingredients in the knowledge that in doing so they are supporting this nature conservation work.
Another example of Rachel’s talent is this lovely short animation, Yellow Noise, that she produced for us. Please click here on the link to watch.
For more information about Rachel please visit her website https://rachelhudsonillustration.com/ or follow her on Instagram: @rhudsonillustration