Archive of: June, 2016

  • June 2016: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    30 June 2016

    June 2016: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    This month saw a couple of real avian rarities recorded, both for the first time. The first of these was an American golden plover

     
  • Wildlife courses and walks in July 2016

    30 June 2016

    Wildlife courses and walks in July 2016

    Michael Blencowe looks forward to the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s wildlife courses, walks and talks in July

     
  • Birds, bees and butterflies get boost from new countryside coalition

    30 June 2016

    Birds, bees and butterflies get boost from new countryside coalition

    The Wildlife Trusts and LEAF create unique model for nature-friendly farming across 44,500 acres, as part of new Jordans Farm Partnership.

     
  • Seahorse in Sussex

    27 June 2016

    Seahorse in Sussex

    You never know what you might find on a beach…

     
  • EU Referendum Result

    24 June 2016

    EU Referendum Result

    The EU Referendum has been decided and the challenges faced by Sussex’s wildlife are as great as they have ever been.

     
  • How important is the EU referendum to Sussex wildlife?

    22 June 2016

    How important is the EU referendum to Sussex wildlife?

    There are many aspects to think about when coming to a decision about whether to vote “remain” or “leave” in tomorrow’s referendum. The environment is just one of them. So as a last exercise we decided to do a couple of straw polls on how important the environment is to some people when deciding on their vote tomorrow.

     
  • 30DaysWild - Part 2

    22 June 2016

    30DaysWild - Part 2

    Throughout June, thousands of people have committed themselves to perform one Random Act of Wildness everyday. This is a taster of some of the wild activities they got up to.

     
  • 22 June 2016

    Grass snake

    This large grass snake was spotted swimming in Woods Mill lake. Grass snakes are large, up to 150 cm and have a black and cream/yellow collar just behind their head and a series of 'dots and dashes' running down each side of their body. They are

     
  • EU policy & law and wildlife in Sussex: Conclusions

    21 June 2016

    EU policy & law and wildlife in Sussex: Conclusions

    In May Tony Whitbread wrote to the Chief Executives and Chairmen of ‘Britain Stronger In Europe’ and ‘Vote Leave’, to our 16 local MPs and 10 South East England MEPs, inviting them to tell me how any benefits to Sussex wildlife from current EU policy and laws would be maintained after the Referendum. Here is a summary of their responses.

     
  • Mythically rare and painfully beautiful

    19 June 2016

    Mythically rare and painfully beautiful

    Graeme Lyons made an amazing discovery on farmland in East Sussex, a massive, beautiful beetle, which hadn’t been seen in Sussex for over 100 years.

     
  • Mr Wildlife

    19 June 2016

    Mr Wildlife

    ​Sussex Wildlife Trust says goodbye to one of its most charismatic and loved members of staff at the end of this month when Mike Russell, nicknamed ‘Mr Wildlife’ by his colleagues, retires after over 30 years.

     
  • Two go wild in the woods

    17 June 2016

    Two go wild in the woods

    Two Trust staff spend a night in the woods as part of 30DaysWild