A group of eight concerned and interested individuals from Long Marston and Gubblecote determined in November 1997 to acquire the site known locally as ‘Millhoppers’ to preserve its current character in perpetuity. The individuals concerned were prepared to make a significant and irrevocable financial commitment, as a last resort, not only to secure the site but also to fund its ongoing management. Continue reading Millhopper’s Pasture – A Community Initiative
When we first acquired the reserve, our main aim was to conserve the wild life that we already knew was there, with a particular emphasis on butterflies. But managing for butterflies also benefits so much other wildlife, so recording birds, plants, trees, dragonflies and any other aspects of wildlife; Continue reading Recording on Millhoppers.
1998 Saw the acquisition of 3.5 acres of unimproved grassland by Herts. and Middx. Branch of Butterfly Conservation between Wilstone and Long Marston. Continue reading Millhoppers Reserve.
This site of approx 3 acres was acquired by the efforts of few individuals from the adjacent village of Long Marston, a grant from Dacorum Borough Council and Butterfly Conservation. It was finally secured by our organization and dedicated to Gordon Beningfield in1998 who sadly had died just before the opening. Continue reading Millhoppers – Our First Reserve