Archive of: August, 2011

  • 31 August 2011

    Texting Cows

    Author Graeme LyonsBritish white cow with GPS collar / Graeme LyonsIt surprised me yesterday that I had not yet written a blog about this Trust project before so here goes. I went to Ebernoe yesterday where we are grazing

  • 30 August 2011

    On the Fiddle

  • 24 August 2011

    Author Erin PettiferOn Friday 12th August, our week of diverse and consistently great Marine Week activities came to an end. For me it ended on a high, with the final event at Seven Sisters really highlighting why so much effort is expended by invaluable volunteers and committed staff to

  • 19 August 2011

    Black Stork Down... by the Seaside

  • 17 August 2011

    Its all so quiet

    Author Jess PriceDuring spring birds certainly put on a good show. At first we enjoy the cacophony of bird song surrounding us during the breeding season. Then we can spend time watching busy parents flying back and forth to their

  • 14 August 2011

    Snakelock Sunday

    Author Ronnie Reedsnakelock anemone / Paul NaylorLike the head of Medusa in Greek Mythology, snakelock anemones are a writhing mass of tangled green tentacles, tipped with purple. This anemone can be found in shallow, brightly lit pools of water

  • 13 August 2011

    Sea Squirts Saturday

    Author Ronnie Reedsea squirt / Paul NaylorAttached to rocks on the lower shore, sea squirts can be solitary; live in densely packed clumps, or fuse together to form colonies. Their bodies are embedded in a jelly-like gelatinous coating or

  • 12 August 2011

    Fanworm Friday

    Author Ronnie Reedfanworm / Paul NaylorThese small worms tuck themselves away inside a tube made out of mucus and tiny particles of sediment. They have brightly coloured crowns of feathery tentacles covered with tiny beating hairs which filter food

  • 11 August 2011

    Thongweed Thursday

    Author Ronnie Reedthongweed Look for thongweed on wave swept beaches along the English Channel. During its first year, this seaweed looks like a mushroom on a short stalk growing among the red seaweeds which are normally found on the

  • 10 August 2011

    Wrasse Wednesday

    Author Ronnie Reedballan wrasse / Geir FriestadThis is a brash, brightly coloured family of fish. The most common wrasse around our coastline is the ballan which is found around seaweed in shallow waters off rocky shores or in lower

  • 09 August 2011

    Sussex Wildlife Trust Explorer App

  • 09 August 2011

    Topshell Tuesday

    Author Ronnie Reedtop shell / Paul NaylorGrey and purple top shells with delicately etched stripes can be found along the Sussex coast on sheltered rocky shores. They feed on microalgae and detritus; the grey top shell on the lower