Rushmere Country Park

With your continued support we will continue to capture the heron action as it happens!

Our Heron Watch at the Rushmere Visitor Centre is back this year with camera footage on our screen in the atrium along with free use of our telescope and binoculars for you to witness the fantastic heron activity in our Heronry. 

We know that many people enjoyed our streaming of a heron nest last year. In 2022, however, it is not going to be possible to do this as we need to invest in new technology. To bring you Heron Watch 2023 we need to raise funds to help purchase and maintain a digital camera that will allow us to bring back the streaming of a nest .

In addition to this we still need to look after our binoculars and telescope, as well as our HD in-nest cameras which feed images directly from the nests to our TV screens in the Visitor Centre.

The Greensand Trust also supports a team of generous volunteers who give up their time to support Heron Watch each year, sharing their expert knowledge with visitors and helping them make the most of their Heron Watch experience. 

How your money will help:

  • Monthly subscription in the Spring months to a digital streaming service so we can livestream the herons via our website (subject to funding)
  • Ensure that our equipment is well maintained
  • We'd like to buy additional optical devices for visitors to use
  • We'd like to purchase additional HD cameras to place in more nests 
  • We need to ensure the in-nest cameras are cleaned and maintained at least once a year
  • Support for our Heron Watch volunteers