Community group saves wildlife-rich rare chalk grassland by buying it

Pewley Down

iNEWS reports a community group has saved wildlife-rich rare chalk grassland in the North Downs – home to nesting skylarks, orchids and wild thyme – by buying it.

Residents sprang into action when the 37.5-acre Pewley Down Fields in Guildford, Surrey, went up for sale. They quickly put a bid together and with the help of Surrey Wildlife Trust a new nature reserve will now be created to preserve the land in perpetuity for future generations. 

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