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Whitehill & Bordon is home to a large variety of animals and plants that are locally and nationally rare. These live on a number of sites around and within the town, which range from the large MoD training areas to roadside verges.
Notably, several local sites are highly designated for nature conservation. For example the heathlands of Woolmer Forest and Shortheath Common are Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) under the EU Habitats Directive. These heathlands are home to many species of reptiles as well as rare amphibians including the natterjack toad and the protected great crested newt. Shortheath Common also hosts precious habitats including bog woodland and quaking bogs.
All parts of the Wealden Heaths provide vital habit for rare birds such as the European Nightjar and the heaths have European protection as Special Protection Areas (SPAs) under the EU Birds Directive.
Broxhead and Kingsley Common are also home to many species including frogs, newts and birds, including the rare ground nesting birds.
For further information on the most notable species in the local area the local biodiversity action plan Wildlife of Whitehill. This also prompts action to protect and enhance a range of habitats.
The Green Infrastructure Strategy evaluates current green spaces around Whitehill & Bordon and explores how to improve them in relation to the growth of the town to support new and existing communities.
The Habitats Regulations Assessment Visitor Survey Report can be read by clicking on this link. Or if you would like to download it then you can: Whitehill & Bordon HRA Visitor Survey Report Nov 2012
Want to find out more about what you can see in your garden?
To find out what to look for and when in your garden, please refer to the RSPB’s wildlife guide. This also provides useful tips on what you can do to attract more wildlife into your garden.