Archive of: 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.