Archive of: September, 2013

  • 30 September 2013

    Stranger things happen at sea

  • 26 September 2013

    Photography Competition Vote 2013

    Here are the final 12 images, selected from our largest ever number of competition entries, capturing the nature and landscapes of Sussex in the British weather. Congratulations to all the finalist and thank you to everyone who entered, the judges were very impressed by the overall quality of all the

  • 23 September 2013

    Bike 2 Nature

    Author Katie Eberstein BHee Environmental Education Officer Brilliant sunshine, two classes of enthusiastic and energetic ten year olds, and a beach with rock pools just outside Brighton � recipe for a great school trip.�But this was a fieldtrip with a difference � this week the children were arriving on bikes. Pupils from Carlton

  • 20 September 2013

    19.09.13 Rattled

    As part of the DownTown Lewes project we have been asked to help improve a bank at Southover School for wild flowers. We've been surveying the bank over the summer and are now meeting with the school to discuss their options here. One this is for certain - we need

  • 19 September 2013

    Oil-drilling at Northup Copse

  • 19 September 2013

    Ever wondered what happens in a school when the children go home?

  • 19 September 2013

    19.09.13 Mystery Caterpillar

    Camilla sent in this photo and asked "I found this eating geranium leaves - what is it?" Vapourer / Camilla PennantIt's the caterpillar of the vapourer moth. This moth is a day-flying species. I've

  • 18 September 2013

    An economy going in the wrong direction

    Author Tony WhitbreadChief Executive

  • 17 September 2013

    17.09.13 Shelter from the Storm: Update

    Tuesday 14.40Stop press! Mat's sheltering House Martins are back. (see previous post for details) House martins sheltering in Grange Road / Mat Davidson

  • 17 September 2013

    17.09.13 Shelter from the Storm

    Mat Davidson sent in this sighting and question:During the wind and rain over the weekend there must have been well over 50 house martins swarming around a popular nesting site near my house in Lewes. Do they migrate in groups and use the nests for a bit of shelter

  • 17 September 2013

    16.09.13 A late summer stroll to Oxteddle Bottom

    Today's walk took us up to Oxteddle Bottom to look at the landscape and the mini-landscapes created on the downland by yellow meadow ants (the subject of my article this month in Viva Lewes). The sun mostly shone and encouraged some activity from the last of this year's butterflies. Adonis

  • 17 September 2013

    14.09.13 Heading South

    There are plenty of birds migrating south through Lewes at the moment.Nick Ostler reports:"2 Spotted Flycatchers at Lewes Cockshuts in 1st field over the stile by underpass. First (and probably last) of the year! plus hundreds of House Martins passing through, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers and flock of c.70 Goldfinches."Out at