Archive of: October, 2012

  • 31 October 2012

    Attack of the eight-legged ladies: a Halloween story

    Author Michael Blencowehouse spider / Alan PriceTonight is

  • 26 October 2012

    The World at Our Feet

    Author Kevin Lerwilloak mazegill undersde / Kevin LerwillOur first Fungi Foray at Tilgate Park last week was a definite success and 17 people gathered on a bright sunny Sunday morning to see

  • 25 October 2012

    Calendar Gulls

  • 23 October 2012

    Disease threat to our ash trees

    Author Tony Whitbreadash leaf and keysThere is a new threat to tree health which has appeared in Great Britain, the highly destructive Chalara dieback of ash trees, caused by the Chalara fraxinea fungus. Forestry Commission has

  • 17 October 2012

    REWARD: fifty squid

    Author Sarah Ward and Erin Pettifercuttlefish / Paul NaylorFor those of us that enjoy a walk along the beach, the washed up remains of cuttlefish are a common sight. Unless you take them home to feed

  • 15 October 2012

    Nature Street

    Author Laura BrookWelcome to Nature StreetWorking together as a team has taken on a new meaning at Sussex Wildlife Trust with the launch of Nature Street.We are encouraging next-door neighbours throughout the county to not just

  • 12 October 2012

    Drop Dead Gorgeous Birds

    Author Jess Pricefinches at the feeder / Neil FletcherIn late summer and autumn I often get phone calls from people concerned because they have been finding dead

  • 11 October 2012

    Tree Health

  • 08 October 2012

    The Great Storm of 1987

    Author Tony WhitbreadThe 16th October this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987. Maybe this is a good opportunity to look back and see how the storm, and our response to it, changed our perceptions about nature.At the time I was lucky enough to be working

  • 04 October 2012

    Swallow Swan Song

    Author Mike RussellSometimes you really do need just to stand and stare. I've been doing that a bit recently, mainly on my lovely walk home from Woods Mill in the evening, through the nature reserve and onto the adjoining farm, absolute bliss.swallows / Neil Fletcher

  • 03 October 2012

    Go Nuts for Dormice

    By Laurie Jacksondormouse / Hugh ClarkWhen I say the word dormouse what springs to mind? Perhaps a snoozing guest at the Mad Tea Party? It is true the Germans call it the Schlafmaus (sleeping mouse) and

  • 02 October 2012

    Spoiling for a Fight

    Author Ronnie Reedconkers / Nikki PughConkers! Gift wrapped in mottled green cases that harden and turn brown with age; everyone loves them; small children and very big children. Who can resist bending down, rooting through a