Species Spotlight

Wildlife sightings by James Duncan, Learning and Engagement Officer with Sussex Wildlife Trust

Discover more about everyday nature, with species profiles of wildlife commonly seen across Sussex.

News from Species Spotlight

    • Species Spotlight: Merlin

      Species Spotlight: Merlin

      It’s eminently possible many living in Sussex may never have seen a Merlin. For like a huge array of birds the Merlin is a migrant, a breeding inhabitant of chilly northern latitudes

    • Species Spotlight: Heather

      Species Spotlight: Heather

      The British Isles boasts one of the richest ranges of Heather species anywhere in the world, though there are three distinct and common varieties you’re most likely to see

    • Species of the day: Marbled White

      Species of the day: Marbled White

      The naming of the Marbled White would lead you to assume it as a member of the ‘White’ butterflies. Confusingly, it’s more closely related to the ‘Browns’

    • Species of the day: Roe Deer

      Species of the day: Roe Deer

      The elegant Roe Deer is one of six wild deer species that reside in Great Britain. Of these, only two are truly native, the lightweight Roe being one

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