Archive of: 2013

  • Everyone's favourite festive psychopath - the robin

    Author Michael BlencoweLewes Community Wildlife OfficerAmericans have chosen to align themselves with a mighty eagle. India have elected the elegant peacock. But we've voted an antisocial, murderous ball of anger as our national bird. So what is it about the robin that us Brits find so endearing?
  • Wow, It's that Time of Year Again

    Author Mike RussellHead of Adult Learning Which bird will make you go Wow, this year? kingfisher / Hugh ClarkIt's about 20 years ago that I started
  • How to feed your garden birds

    Author Neil FletcherInterpretation OfficerWe get lots of people asking us about the best way to feed garden birds."What's the best bird food?", "How do I clean my feeders?","When should I feed the birds?" , "Should I put water out?"So we have produced a couple of video guides to help you
  • 30.11.13 The Rakes Progress

    In the afternoon on Saturday a team gathered to help sow wildflower seed at some sites around Lewes where we have been working as part of our DownTown Lewes project.In the summer these sites were surveyed to ascertain what is already growing here and we decided what other native wildflowers
  • 30.11.13 Working in Southover Churchyard

    The churchyard at Southover Church has been managed by volunteers and is already a great place for wildlife. The churchyard offers patches of wildflowers which during our summer surveys were alive with butterflies, bees and other insects. Other areas of the church are kept short to ensure public access so
  • Butcher's Broom: video blog

    Author Neil FletcherInterpretation OfficerNeil Fletcher visits Ebernoe Common nature reserve in search of butcher's broom.
  • This is Your Morning Call

    robin / Neil FletcherMike RussellHead of Adult Learning Last week I wrote an article for Sussex Life (it will appear in their January edition), extolling the virtues of being woken in the morning by
  • 27.11.13 Stick it on the bill.

    This young spoonbill was photographed downstream at Newhaven tidemills this week by Jon Tooley and Richard Mongar. Spoonbills use their incredible spatulate bill to 'sieve' the water for food (fish and aquatic invertebrates). Spoonbill