...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
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.
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,
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
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
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..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.
#speciesaday no. 119 is Cheese Snail. This Nationally Rare/Vulnerable snail has much of it's UK population on the hanger woodlands of the West Sussex Downs. It's flatly-cylindrical, hairy, tightly coiled and very smart. Look under fallen logs to find them @SxBRC@SussexWildlifepic.twitter.com/wTgzXsLezl
We feel that the current #A27Arundel Consultation is another example of a major infrastructure project failing to acknowledge the importance of impacts on the environment & the legislation & policies that we have to try to make things better for nature. https://t.co/FlEKnYSY7xpic.twitter.com/i87ZU5sxgQ