Archive of: October, 2016

  • Wildlife Courses and Walks in November 2016

    31 October 2016

    Wildlife Courses and Walks in November 2016

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

     
  • Eye of newt

    28 October 2016

    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.

     
  • I read the news today, oh boy!

    25 October 2016

    I read the news today, oh boy!

    The Cranefly Armageddon is Nigh.

     
  • Happy Apple Day

    21 October 2016

    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

    18 October 2016

    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?

    09 October 2016

    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

    08 October 2016

    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

    06 October 2016

    '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.

     
  • Sussex by Rudyard Kipling

    06 October 2016

    Sussex by Rudyard Kipling

    For National Poetry Day

     
  • September 2016: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    03 October 2016

    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.

     
  • Forest school for home educated children

    03 October 2016

    Forest school for home educated children

    Find out more about our new Forest School group for home educated children