Archive of: June, 2016

  • EU Referendum Result

    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?

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

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