Archive of: May, 2014

  • 09.05.14 Butterflies of Lewes

    ...and in the afternoon we met at St Michael's in South Malling for an event led by Crispin Holloway focussing on the butterflies that can be found around the town.After an illustrated talk on the 38 butterflies that can be found each year in the district Crispin took us out
  • 09.05.14 Wild Flower Wander

    Today's first event started at St John's Churchyard. Botanist Paul Harmes led the walk and we started by looking around the churchyard to see our the recent management work here is assisting more wild flowers return to this urban churchyard.
  • 08.05.14 Tree Planting at Southover

    It was wet and very windy - but that didn't deter Mike, Neil,and myself from planting a row of five trees along the edge of the playing field at Southover school. The planting has been co-funded by our DownTown Lewes project and the Friends of Lewes. A row of whitebeam,
  • Hover Craft

    Rhingia campestris / Graeme LyonsAuthor Graeme LyonsSenior EcologistI stumbled across an area at Woods Mill that has been recently coppiced that I am ashamed to say I hadn't noticed until yesterday.
  • Things that make you go 'Oooh'

    kingfisher / Paul RobardsAuthor Sue CurnockNature Tots OfficerAnother hidden gem discovered on Mike Russell's bird watching course; the glorious Loder Valley Nature Reserve (part of Wakehurst Place near Ardingly, access permit required). Mike knows
  • Walking the dog

    Author Jane WillmottReserve Officer woodlark / Hugh ClarkWell the sun is shining and it well and it truly feels like spring now. Just ideal weather for those long leisurely strolls with the dog especially with
  • ..as Ted Hughes once wrote. Today both Nick Ostler and Crispin Holloway both report that the swifts have returned to Lewes. Swifts were seen over the castle and over Kingston.
  • 04.05.14 Here Comes the Blues

    Crispin Holloway reports"We've got the blues! First Common Blue of the year also Holly Blue, Small Copper, Brimstone, Large & Small White, Orange-Tips & Peacock."

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