Archive of: April, 2015

  • 29 April 2015

    WeaselPecker flies again

    Helen in her studio and the ceramic WeaselPecker / Helen HodsonJoin the ebay auction here.Sussex potter Helen Hodson takes her inspiration from the natural

  • 28 April 2015

    All for the Want of a Piece of String

    knot / Marcus T WardAuthor Mike RussellSenior Conservation AdvisorNow I'm very good at relaxing and just watching; my routine in the morning is to come down, get my tea and breakfast, switch

  • 24 April 2015

    24.04.15 Early early purple orchids.

    From Mike:"I've just seen my first early purple orchids of this year, in the woods east of Mount Harry. Has anyone else has seen them around Lewes any earlier?" Early purple orchid

  • A New Voice in the Woods Mill Spring Choir

    24 April 2015

    A New Voice in the Woods Mill Spring Choir

    A new voice has joined the avian choir at Woods Mill this past week, a Cetti’s warbler has arrived on the reserve, barking out his presence as you walk past the tangled vegetation alongside the old reedbed.

  • 22 April 2015

    22.04.15 Here be damsels

    The first damselflies are starting to emerge. These large red damselflies were seen and photographed at Landport Bottom by Zoe Watson. Large red damselfly / Zoe Watson

  • 22 April 2015

    22.04.15 Sanguine heron

    From Rob:"This heron seemed remarkably sanguine about all the passers by at the Pells pond today - while one further up the Brooks took off at the distant sight of us down the river bank."

  • 22 April 2015

    22.04.15 Kite over the racecourse

    From Cintha:"Just up on the old racecourse this morning and I spotted what I am think was a red kite circling. At first I thought it was just a buzzard but the markings were different and the tail was forked. It also looked bigger than the buzzards I

  • 22 April 2015

    21.04.15 Lewes Swift Supporters

  • 19 April 2015

    17.04.15 Egypt on the Ouse

    The warm weather was still on our side as we headed out for a hike along the river Ouse looking out for our returning migrant birds (and anything else!).In the reedbeds at the Railwayland the resident Cetti's warbler and reed bunting had been joined by the first reed warbler who

  • 17 April 2015

    Win Spring Garden & Leisure Show 2015 Tickets

    orange tip / Derek MiddletonWe have a pair of tickets (two adults) to the Spring Garden & Leisure Show to give away.The show is held at the South of England Showground, Ardingly on

  • 16 April 2015

    Sun-tan lotion and sedge warblers

    brimstone / Alison PlayleAuthor Michael BlencoweCommunity Wildlife Officer Wednesday was the first in a series of wildlife events which I will be leading in the Combe Valley Countryside Park in 2015. Combe Valley lies

  • 16 April 2015

    Inviting the inverts

    Author Kevin LerwillGatwick Greenspace Project Community Wildlife Officer aquatic invertebrate shelterQuite often we are asked by private landowners and local authorities to give advice, or to help improve, the many ponds and larger lakes in our