Calshot Nature Club
The Trust funded six after school sessions to provided families with the opportunity to learn more about the unique wildlife, habitats and commoning system which shapes the New Forest.
The sessions involved visits to a commoners holding, meeting a keeper and exploring how woodlands and heathlands are managed in the area.
Animal Safety – New Forest Tour Buses
More information on animal accidents and what is being done to help prevent them can be found at: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/conservation/supporting-commoning/annimal-accidents
Showcasing New Forest Wildlife
Working with the RSPB, our funding helped to provide training and support to the team of volunteers, without whom this project could not survive.
Open 7 days a week and completely free of charge to attend, it offers a great opportunity to get outdoors, explore and find out more about the New Forest flora, fauna and natural heritage.
During the season almost 100 people visit a day – and there are extra activities for children in school holidays and the cutting edge “Raptor cam” technology shows live footage of goshawks and hobbies birds.
Christopher Tower Library
The New Forest Centre‘s library has a remarkable collection of material that is available to those interested in the written history of the New Forest. The New Forest Trust has made several donations to the Library including one to provide a fund for immediate purchase of books and papers.
This funding was needed because experience showed that too often the centre was unable to buy an important document because it took too long to raise the money required. Having a fund with immediately available finance took away the risk that such documents would be lost to their collection.
Ferny Crofts Scouts Activity Centre
The Trust provided funding for pond dipping equipment and a boardwalk and so that young people could discover and learn more about the wildlife of the New Forest.
Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre is situated in the heart of the New Forest near Beaulieu.