Archive of: May, 2019

  • New wave of protection for the sea announced today

    30 May 2019

    New wave of protection for the sea announced today

    Today marks a huge landmark in UK marine conservation as 39 (41) new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) are designated in the waters around England – three of which are in our local Sussex Seas!

     
  • Dr Tony Whitbread new President of Sussex Wildlife Trust

    30 May 2019

    Dr Tony Whitbread new President of Sussex Wildlife Trust

    ​Dr Tony Whitbread, who retired as Chief Executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust in March 2018, has returned to take a leading role in nature conservation in the county as President of the charity.

     
  • Wildlife Walks, Talks and Courses in June 2019

    29 May 2019

    Wildlife Walks, Talks and Courses in June 2019

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

     
  • Fox cubs in the garden

    28 May 2019

    Fox cubs in the garden

    Fox cubs are now old enough to explore and play makes up an important part of their day

     
  • Stickleback

    21 May 2019

    Stickleback

    There are many things to fear if you’re a tadpole, but one of the most formidable tadpole predators is the stickleback.

     
  • Gold-fringed Mason Bee

    19 May 2019

    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

    17 May 2019

    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

    10 May 2019

    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

    10 May 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

    09 May 2019

    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.

     
  • Behind the Lens with Mya Bambrick

    08 May 2019

    Behind the Lens with Mya Bambrick

    We talk to 16 year old Mya Bambrick from Crawley about her nature photography and her conservation heroes

     
  • Global Biodiversity Assessment Report

    07 May 2019

    Global Biodiversity Assessment Report

    Global Biodiversity Assessment Report has been published and in brief it sounds a deafening alarm bell!