The Fen lies alongside the river Itchen and has chalk stream, fen and woodland habitats. It is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation but has little active management. The group was founded in 2017 local volunteers, to study the site and help to manage it for biodiversity.
No work on the Fen is currently taking place. .
Work on the Fen with the volunteers from Winchester College stopped early because of College closure, and because of the coronavirus restrictions there is no active work taking place. In any case, this is a time when we would be avoiding any work on the sensitive areas as birds start to nest at this time of year. With the increased popularity of daily 'social distancing' walks, there have been more visitors than usual to the Fen. This does risk disturbing the wildlife, and we hope that people will be responsible, especially with dogs.
2020 Clausentum Fen Conservation Group