Archive of: October, 2016

  • Eye of newt

    Eye of newt

    At Halloween, Shakespeare’s infamous spell-casting recipe reminds us of a day when our wildlife faced a whole different set of problems; mainly cauldron-based. Nowadays newts’ main worries are habitat loss, finding a mate and avoiding being eaten by a passing grass snake or bird.

  • Happy Apple Day

    Happy Apple Day

    ​October is the month of apple festivals and the countryside is littered with fallen fruit providing a welcome feast for our wildlife.

  • Ivy: An insect's lifeline

    Ivy: An insect's lifeline

    During the autumn, one incredibly familiar plant whose flowers become a lifeline to bees, wasps, hoverflies and butterflies - it is, of course, ivy.

  • When is a ladybird not a ladybird?

    When is a ladybird not a ladybird?

    With autumn just around the corner, ladybirds are gathering in clusters on the inside of windows or in corners of sheds preparing to hibernate.

  • Sea Pea at Rye Harbour

    Sea Pea at Rye Harbour

    Sea pea is a Nationally scarce plant and its stronghold in Sussex is at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

  • 'Wild Sussex' Photo Comp vote open

    'Wild Sussex' Photo Comp vote open

    Twelve superb wildlife and landscape images have been chosen from the hundreds entered in this year’s Sussex Wildlife Trust ‘Wild Sussex’ photo competition. Now it’s up to you to decide the overall winner and vote for your favourite by 31 October.

  • September 2016: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    September 2016: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    One regular but uncommon wader which turns up at Rye Harbour at this time of year is the curlew sandpiper, and this year was no exception with small numbers present on the reserve during September.

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