Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve
Visit Swanwick Lakes nature reserve, near Fareham, and discover a beautiful oasis for nature in an otherwise urban area. The mixture of woodland, lakes and meadows attracts a great variety of birds and mammals. In the autumn, you can see the gold-coloured birch trees reflected in deep green lakes, and fungi erupting from the woodland floor.
Roydon Woods Nature Reserve
Roydon Woods nature reserve is an impressive patchwork of wildlife rich habitats, including grassy meadows and ancient copses of conifer and hazel. Listen for the eerie whistling of the silka stag, and lose yourself the magic of this enchanting ancient woodland.
Chappetts Copse Nature Reserve
This serene, ancient woodland near West Meon is home to a fantastic variety of rare plants and fungi. Look down at the woodland floor, and notice the small wonders of the natural world. Beneath the ash trees lives a healthy population of dormice – they are busy fattening themselves up before going into hibernation for the winter.
Pamber Forest Nature Reserve
Pamber Forest nature reserve, near Tadley, is spectacular in the autumn with its purple haze of heather and trees turning red and gold. The forest is over 800 years old, and many of its oak trees have been standing for centuries. The reserve is home to many trees and plants only found in ancient woods, such as crab apple and wild service tree.