Archive of: 2019

  • Gold-fringed Mason Bee

    Gold-fringed Mason Bee

    ​Out on the Beach Reserve last week with my knapsack I noticed several bees busily moving from flower to flower of ivy-leaved toadflax near Ternery Pool. On closer examination I realised they were all gold-fringed mason bee (Osmia aurulenta).

  • New Circular Technology Disrupts Fashion

    New Circular Technology Disrupts Fashion

    Circular fashion has arrived, t-shirts made again from worn out t-shirts. Plastic free organic material, wasteless printing powered by renewable energy.

  • A vision for climate and flood resilience

    A vision for climate and flood resilience

    The Environment Agency (EA) launched their draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England. It’s a fairly sobering, if upbeat account of how in the face of climate change, it is no longer realistic to manage increasingly intense flooding and sea level rise with limitlessly high flood walls and barriers.

  • European Elections 2019

    European Elections 2019

    ​Whatever your view of the opportunities and threats posed by Brexit we are now in a situation where the UK can take part in the European elections on 23 May. And whatever we may feel about Brexit, there are certainly far bigger issues that must be addressed and maybe these elections could send a message via our elected representatives.

  • Speckled Wood

    Speckled Wood

    There is a subtle beauty to the speckled wood butterfly, whose wings are patterned to perfectly mimic the gentle dance of dappled sunlight on the woodland floor.

  • April 2019 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    April 2019 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    ​This is the month of amazing changes in the natural world with birds arriving / leaving / migrating and many insects and flowers appearing. We enjoyed some exceptionally warm weather, a few April showers and lots of lovely wildlife.