Archive of: July, 2013

  • 31 July 2013

    27.07.13 Nettle-leaved Bellflower

    While we were surveying the Down-town Lewes sites we were invited into the garden of a neighbour who was curious about a plant growing on the side the woodland adjacent to The Pells.We could confirm her suspicions that it was indeed the beautiful nettle-leaved bellflower.

  • 31 July 2013

    27.07.13 DownTown Lewes: Bat & Moth night at Southover School

    As part of our DownTown Lewes project I organised an urban moth trapping session on the school field at Southover School. A team of 50 keen naturalists - most of whom were up waaaaaay past their bedtime joined me. I started the evening with an illustrated talk about moths and

  • 31 July 2013

    27.07.13 DownTown Lewes Surveys (Part 2)

    Today was the second part of our survey work for the DownTown Lewes project. Ecologist Ralph Hobbs is surveying the flora and fauna of a number sites around Lewes which are part of the project. These surveys will help inform the management suggestions for each site. We visited Southover School,

  • 31 July 2013

    25.07.13 St Anne's Butterfly Bank

    I made a brief visit to the chalk grassland bank we created over the winter at St Anne's - and it's certainly working. The bank was alive with butterflies; meadow brown, gatekeeper, common blue, small copper. I was impressed with the number of brown argus butterflies that could be found

  • 31 July 2013

    Nature's child

    Nature tot / Fran SouthgateAuthor Anna-Marie OgilvyNature Tots OfficerChildren learn through experience. They engage with the things they can hold, they can see, they can smell, they can

  • 30 July 2013

    Making Tracks

  • 26 July 2013

    Peas in a pod

  • 26 July 2013

    What am I going to do this summer?

    Eloise Marner has been volunteering with the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership. She has written this blog about her experience. Eloise MarnerAuthor Eloise MarnerComing up to the end of my first year at university I had the

  • 25 July 2013

    Marine Week 2013

    Exploring the beachAuthor Nikki HillsMaking Waves Project OfficerThe Sussex Wildlife Trust will be celebrating our amazing sea animals and plants during National Marine Week from Saturday 27 July to

  • 24 July 2013

    Lewes Wildlife All-Nighter

  • 23 July 2013

    A breath of fresh air

    slow worm / Bea and Ivor MayhewAmanda SolomonIn the hustle and bustle of office life, telephones ringing, emails arriving at a rate of knots, meetings to attend and not forgetting work

  • 23 July 2013

    17.07.13 Rare bird seen in Lewes garden

    Report from Neil Merchant: After six and a half years, I have a new tick on my garden list: Passer domesticus, the humble house sparrow. This chap turned up this morning, and a couple of youngsters came along later on. The nearest colony is about 200m away, but these are