Nature at Titchfield Haven

The Reserve covers 369 acres of the Meon Valley, encompassing a mosaic of natural habitats. River, fen, pools, reedbed and meadow are carefully managed, giving protection to a range of special wildlife.

Water Vole were re-introduced in 2013 and Ratty can now frequently be seen in the canal and ditches on the Reserve.


Each season brings new interest, from the spectacular black-headed gulls in the spring and summer to flocks of golden plover in the winter. Reserve ‘specials’ include bearded tits and Cetti’s warblers which both breed every year.

Birds spotted in the Reserve


Spring and summer bring a new interest to the Reserve with over 20 species of butterfly spotted each year.

Butterflies spotted in the Reserve


Delicate damsels and feisty dragons can be spotted throughout the summer and into the autumn. Look for the common darter sunbathing on sunny autumn days.

Dragonflies and damselflies spotted in the Reserve


The plants of Titchfield Haven have been recorded since the mid 1930’s with over 500 species now listed.

Plants found in the Reserve mid 1930's to 2017