The Palmerston Forts Society is active in the appreciation and preservation of the Victorian forts:
Lots of information about the structures on and in Portsdown
Fareham Borough Council have a short reference to their parts
of the hill:
John Goodspeed has details about the hill on his own website : http://www.havantnature.net
Hampshire Conservation Volunteers http://www.hcv.org.uk work at weekends all over Hampshire.
Drayton and Farlington Action Group provide lots of local information and promote community involvement.
The local 'Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch of Butterfly Conservation', and national Butterfly Conservation, respectively:
"Hants Moths" - a site run by Mike Wall and devoted to moths in Hampshire:
Gardening and environmental advice
Lots of articles from Simon Eade on native planting, attracting insects and habitat conservation in your garden.
Guide to bee-keeping
A comprehensive guide.
Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland; Blamey, Fitter and Fitter; A&C Black
Up-to-date and with rather more details than in previous works.
Grasses of the British Isles; Cope and Gray; BSBI
It's a cracker! Don't be put off by the necessary technical stuff, as there's lots of useful nuggets.
Flora of Hampshire; Brewis, Bowman and Rose; Harley Books
Published in 1996 but still a valuable reference.
Hampshire's Countryside Heritage, No. 6: Chalk Grassland; Hampshire County Council
Published 1983. An interesting read.
Flora Britannica; Mabey; Sinclair-Stevenson
A superb collection of the roles for plants in our lives
How to identify butterflies; Lewington; Collins
Good pictures and comparisons between similar species
Portsdown Panorama; Triggs; Halsgrove
Historical photos and details from an ex-News hound
These sites are used to help publicise our events (and existence):
AboutMyArea for Portsmouth has lots of local
events and news
Visit Portsmouth is run by the Visitor Information Service
Where can we go
Page updated 20th February 2016