Archive of: August, 2014

  • On the Move

    Author Mike RussellSenior Wildlife Advisor migrant hawker / John EastFunny time of year this really, shortening days, changing colours and unpredictable weather. Wildlife is on the move so it is an exciting time to
  • My wild summer

    Wild Woodies / Katie ParkerAuthor Katie ParkerWoods Mill Schools OfficerWe have had a wonderful summer with our Wild Woodies holiday clubs at Woods Mill, Henfield and Stanmer Park, Brighton.Outside there is a slight
  • 22.08.14 Artist in residence.

    With Lewes Artwave Festival (www.artwavefestival.org/) about to start I thought I'd highlight the work of one of my favourite local artists.This cormorant has been exhibiting his work on a riverside rooftop next to the Ouse.Here's a review:"Whereas many artists open
  • 21.08.14 Orchids, butterflies and monsters

    The weather was kind to us on our August hike to Bible Bottom today. On Cliffe High street a busking trombonist sent us on our way with a rendition of 'Sunny side of the Street'. Soon we were up amongst the flower rich downland of our Southerham reserve above the
  • 15.08.14 A Butterfly Challenge at Malling Down

    On Tuesday Crispin Holloway had led a walk to Malling Down and, in cloudy / sunny conditions, had recorded 13 species of butterfly in the Coombe. I had vowed to beat this total on my Friday walk but as we met under heavy grey clouds on Cliffe Bridge I started
  • 14.08.14 Apples & Moths

    We were invited back to the Ringmer Community Orchard to run another moth evening. We were not able to run a moth trap here last year - and I was amazed how much the orchard has grown since my last visit.Unfortunately tonight's session coincided with some poor weather. However we
  • Woods Mill Comes Up Trumps

    black arches / Michael BlencoweAuthor Mike RussellSenior Wildlife AdvisorI know I'm biased having worked at Woods Millfor nearly 30 years, but this is a cracking little nature reserve at the
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