Our local wildlife trust, BBOWT, has updated the guidance for users of Greenham & Crookham Commons to protect birds that are starting to nest on the commons at this time of year.
The commons are home to a number of rare species including nightingales and skylarks. To avoid disturbing the birds from 1 March to 31 July all users are asked to keep to the main paths marked on the map. There are 3 green zones were owners are encouraged to exercise their dogs, these are marked on the map and can be identified on site by short green posts. Dogs should be kept on leads and under close control.
More information about the work of the Wildlife Trust at Greenham & Crookham Commons can be found online at www.bbowt.org.uk/nature-reserves/greenham-and-crookham-commons