Wild in Winchester

Wild In Winchester is all about getting children out onto our beautiful chalk downland nature reserve on the edge of Winchester and giving them the opportunity to learn about this precious habitat in a fun, hands-on and exciting way.

Rich in wildflowers, insects and other wildlife, chalk downland is known as “Europe’s Rainforest” due to the number of species it supports, many of which cannot be found anywhere else.

We’ve partnered up with Winchester Science Centre to run engaging, hands-on workshops on the reserve for children of all ages and abilities.  Come and handle live moths, hunt for wildflowers or take part in a Bio Blitz – you’ll be having so much fun you won’t even notice that you’re learning too!  And what’s more, the first workshops to be booked through Butterfly Conservation are offered free of charge!

If you are interested in taking advantage of a free educational workshop at this special place, please contact our Project Officer, Kate Barrett – kbarrett@butterfly-conservation.org  / 07483 039325.

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