Our walk through the Sussex Wildlife Trust's Southerham reserve today wasn't as sunny - or as warm as I had hoped for and spring butterflies were hard to find (although we did see an orange-tip and a dingy skipper). Luckily a fine display of burnt orchids more than made up
A badger has been visiting the compost bins at Woods Mill nature reserve.
There are no meat products in the compost bin, just the usual uncooked vegetable matter, fruit and shredded paper etc, but also lots of juicy worms!
There's still some plants flowering out there in the cold, dark December days. One that's easily overlooked is annual mercury, growing on poor and disturbed ground at @ryeharbour_nr. These are male flowers with anthers covered in yellow pollen #WildFlowerHourpic.twitter.com/ePyDtL5Hiu