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(Male Adonis Blue on Steyning Coombe , with thanks to John Woodward)

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November 2021: The annual butterfly survey results are out! It's been a great year for our brand new Duke of Burgundy colony, but not so good for several other species. You can read the full report here, with special thanks to the butterfly monitoring team and particularly to Jon Brook for pulling all the data together.

Go here to find out how you can join the butterfly monitoring team for next year!

Welcome to the Steyning Downland Scheme

We manage 165 acres (66 ha) of the Wiston Estate, on the South Downs National Park, near Steyning, West Sussex. A registered charity since 2009, we reconnect local people from all walks of life to our unique piece of species-rich downland, benefiting their mind, body and spirit. We create inspiring opportunities for new people to join the community through active volunteering, engaging events and inclusive access, so improving this special place for wildlife and for present and future generations to enjoy.

Watch our Video

Huge thanks to Neil Pringle of Neil Pringle Productions for making this video for us!