Archive of: October, 2018

  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings - October 2018

    31 October 2018

    Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings - October 2018

    Bird highlight during October was a cattle egret, initially seen on Castle Farm on the 18th.

     
  • Fire management for heathland professionals

    30 October 2018

    Fire management for heathland professionals

    Heathland professionals from across the South East will meet at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst and Iping Common on 7 November.

     
  • Sweet Chestnuts

    28 October 2018

    Sweet Chestnuts

    The sweet chestnut tree is a common sight in the Sussex landscape, it was originally introduced here by the Romans as a source of food

     
  • Dr Tony Whitbread wins the 2018 Sussex Life Hero Award

    26 October 2018

    Dr Tony Whitbread wins the 2018 Sussex Life Hero Award

    This award recognises someone who has made a difference to Sussex through their life, work or volunteering - and we couldn’t think of a more deserving winner. Congratulations Tony!

     
  • Remember, remember...

    26 October 2018

    Remember, remember...

    As bonfire season approaches, please remember to check for wildlife.

     
  • Migrant Magic

    25 October 2018

    Migrant Magic

    Autumn is a very exciting time for ‘twitchers’ when many birds are on the move with the changing season and there is an increased chance of something rare turning up on our shores. But it is not only birds that migrate: many insects do too!

     
  • New Monks Farm – can the Secretary of State see sense?

    25 October 2018

    New Monks Farm – can the Secretary of State see sense?

    Whether or not you’re a fan of flat pack furniture, you’re bound to have heard about the possible arrival of the big IKEA in Lancing.

     
  • Waitrose volunteer day at Rye Harbour

    24 October 2018

    Waitrose volunteer day at Rye Harbour

    Waitrose staff worked hard clearing willow from the reedbeds at a recent corporate volunteer day at Rye Harbour

     
  • Severing their own green finger

    23 October 2018

    Severing their own green finger

    Whitehawk Hill is one of Brighton & Hove’s most valuable wild spaces and a designated Local Nature Reserve - so why has it been earmarked for development?

     
  • No more plastic

    22 October 2018

    No more plastic

    Membership Development Manager Debbie is delighted that efforts to ditch plastic wrapping for membership packs and our bi-annual wildlife magazine mailings have been successful, and we have now ditched the plastic wrap

     
  • Thistle-tweaker

    19 October 2018

    Thistle-tweaker

    The goldfinch is a beautiful little bird, almost verging on the exotic with its scarlet facemask, vibrant yellow wing feathers and chunky, parrot-like beak.

     
  • Transatlantic mini-boat at Seaford Head

    18 October 2018

    Transatlantic mini-boat at Seaford Head

    Schoolchildren in Seaford were thrilled to hear Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Nikki Hills talk about the miniature boat that washed up at Seaford Head, having been launched 3,000 miles away in Maine, USA by schoolchildren, in order to track coastal currents and discover more about how communities evolve.