Archive of: April, 2013

  • 30 April 2013

    30.04.12 An Emperor Emerges

    This male Emperor Moth was discovered just outside Lewes train station by David Bradford. The males use their feathered antennae to detect the females pheromone particles in the air. They have been known to detect the scent of a female over 5 miles away!

     
  • 30 April 2013

    30.04.13 Snakes alive near Laughton

    This adder was photographed basking in the sun near Laughton by David Bradford. Adder / David Bradford

     
  • 30 April 2013

    30.04.13 Report from the Railway Land

     
  • 30 April 2013

    Photography Competition 2013

     
  • 29 April 2013

    Corny question

    From Joe Tubb via Twitter:Thanks to your tip-off I saw my first ever hare on the downs today! Also lots of these, what are they? Corn Bunting / Joe TubbIt's a corn bunting.

     
  • 29 April 2013

    Crawley Youth Rangers

     
  • 28 April 2013

    And the winner is...

    This first flower to appear on the butterfly bank at St Anne's is this cowslip. Last year Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers stripped the top soil from areas along this bank and planted chalk downland flowers. The bare earth is ideal for the growth of many downland flowers and we're hoping

     
  • 26 April 2013

    Searching for the Five-faced Bishop

    Moschatel at BlackcapThe target of today's walk was the curious square-flowered plant the moschatel (or five-faced bishop). It was a bit of a wet start as we headed up onto the Downs from Offham.

     
  • 25 April 2013

    High flyin' kingfishers

    I was walking past The Pells during my lunch break and heard a familiar piping high above. I looked up and way above the trees I saw two kingfishers whizzing past. I've never seen kingfishers flying so high before! Also plenty of brimstone butterflies between The Pells and South Malling.

     
  • 25 April 2013

    Treecreepers and Tortoiseshells

     
  • 24 April 2013

    There aint no bee flies like a bee-fly flies.

    ...and for all you bee-fly fans out there. Here's the little fella I found in my garden. The commonest bee-fly in this area is the dark-edged bee-fly (with two-tone wings) so I was surprised to find the rare dotted bee-fly (with dotty wings and a black bum) today.

     
  • 23 April 2013

    Jump into Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Part of the Romney Marshes Living Landscape