Archive of: June, 2019

  • Examination Pressure

    Examination Pressure

    Local Plans are produced by local authorities, setting out how much housing and employment space is required in their district or borough. Sussex Wildlife Trust is supportive of a plan-led system because – if done properly - it allows us to ensure that biodiversity can be embedded at the heart of communities.

  • Flies with Thighs

    Flies with Thighs

    Grubbing about on the shingle recently looking for rare spiders I came across this hoverfly with swollen femora near the Mary Stanford lifeboat House.

  • Enough fish in the sea?

    Enough fish in the sea?

    The breeding terns in Rye Bay have been struggling to maintain their breeding populations, and it’s seems to be getting worse.

  • Nightingale


    Every year Nightingales make an incredible 3,000 mile journey from West Africa to the UK to breed, and Sussex is one of the best counties to listen out for them.

  • Ducklings


    ​It’s duckling season and while these adorable bundles of fluff can be seen paddling about on ponds across Sussex, they can also turn up in some rather more unusual locations.

  • If you build it, they will come

    If you build it, they will come

    Around four years ago, we attempted to rejuvenate one of the fields at Woods Mill​ into something less grass dominated and more meadow-like. A sign that a project like this has become really successful though is when host-specific invertebrates turn up to feed on the their food plants.

  • 30 Days Wild at The Secret Campsite

    30 Days Wild at The Secret Campsite

    Guest blogger Tim Bullen from The Secret Campsite, shares his 30 Days Wild adventures & looks forward to this year’s Secret Wildlife Festival

  • Gatwick Goes Wild

    Gatwick Goes Wild

    Every year during May half term Gatwick Goes Wild as the Greenspace Partnership hosts a week of events to help local people learn about wildlife and find new ways to enjoy their greenspaces.

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