Archive of: August, 2018

  • Brown Hairstreak

    30 August 2018

    Brown Hairstreak

    The Brown Hairstreak is the largest of the UK’s five native Hairstreak species. Now is a great time to spot this most elusive of Butterflies at Woods Mill.

     
  • Wildlife Walks and Courses in September 2018

    29 August 2018

    Wildlife Walks and Courses in September 2018

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

     
  • Emperor Dragonfly

    28 August 2018

    Emperor Dragonfly

    Emperor dragons are spectacular insects. It is easy to see how they earned their name.

     
  • Self-willed Wildlife

    21 August 2018

    Self-willed Wildlife

    The notion of self-willed wildlife is emerging at the moment. It is, in effect, a trusting that nature knows what is best for itself, and a handing back of the reigns to nature.

     
  • A walk around Old Lodge nature reserve

    18 August 2018

    A walk around Old Lodge nature reserve

    Guest blogger Mya Bambrick takes us on a walk around Old Lodge, in the heart of Ashdown Forest.

     
  • Old Photos

    17 August 2018

    Old Photos

    Old photographs of the Sussex countryside can sometimes tell a good story. This one from 1947…

     
  • Natural Velcro

    16 August 2018

    Natural Velcro

    Lesser Burdock is a tall plant of the daisy family that has flowers with hooks or burrs.

     
  • Woods Mill 50 Migration Event: Just passin' through

    13 August 2018

    Woods Mill 50 Migration Event: Just passin' through

    We held a great event on Sunday as part of the Woods Mill 50th anniversary celebrations funded by ScottishPower Foundation. The theme was bird migration.

     
  • Wasp Spiders

    10 August 2018

    Wasp Spiders

    The world of invertebrates is a strange one indeed. Full of illusion and deception, things are often not as they seem and a prime example of this is mimicry.

     
  • Moles

    07 August 2018

    Moles

    Sadly moles have been struggling in the recent hot weather

     
  • Branching out with tree fodder

    06 August 2018

    Branching out with tree fodder

    Traditionally browsing trees and hedgerows have been an important summer feed source that can offer some help to the lack of grass

     
  • How to help wildlife during the heatwave

    03 August 2018

    How to help wildlife during the heatwave

    After such a long period of drought and relentlessly high temperatures, conditions are tough for wildlife - here are some ways you can help.