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: Waxwing

      Species Spotlight: Waxwing

      It would seem bizarre to wish for any invasion of Britain. Fortunately there’s one winter invasion that’s rather more desirable. For anybody familiar with the Waxwing, fingers will be kept firmly crossed for their arrival

    • 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’

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