Archive of: October, 2019

  • Welcoming our first wheelchair user to the Discovery Centre

    31 October 2019

    Welcoming our first wheelchair user to the Discovery Centre

    ‘I am so pleased to see that this new Discovery Centre not only enjoys picture window views over the ever-changing scenery of Rye Harbour, but its planners have been kind enough to make it fully accessible. For wheelchair users like me, and for families with prams, this makes a huge difference. Thank you!’

     
  • Eight legs good? Jumping Spiders

    31 October 2019

    Eight legs good? Jumping Spiders

    Jumping spiders may seem like a terrifying prospect but they are among the tiniest of our 650 native spider species - and arguably the cutest.

     
  • Public consultation on the future of the Eastbourne Downs

    30 October 2019

    Public consultation on the future of the Eastbourne Downs

    ​Eastbourne Borough Council will be holding a public consultation day about the future management of the Eastbourne Downs on Wednesday 6 November in Eastbourne Town Hall.

     
  • Tawny Owls become territorial

    30 October 2019

    Tawny Owls become territorial

    Tawny Owls spent the summer months doting on their youngsters, devoting every waking minute to child care. They have been perfect parents, hunting, feeding and watching over their growing brood as they gradually transformed from fluffy little owlets into fully fledged adults. But now, with the turning of the seasons comes a sudden change in tawny owl temperament from tolerant to territorial.

     
  • One Man and his Dog

    29 October 2019

    One Man and his Dog

    The Land Management Team at Sussex Wildlife Trust has been pleased to welcome a number of new faces in recent months, some more furry than others! New Grazing Manager Tom Parry brings Border Collie Reg to work with him each day as the young dog starts his training to become a fully-fledged sheepdog working with the Trust’s flock of 500 Herdwick and Hebridean sheep.

     
  • How do you tell the difference between a Stoat and a Weasel?

    29 October 2019

    How do you tell the difference between a Stoat and a Weasel?

    Most people are surprised by just how small Weasels are. They’re built on the same diminutive scale as their small mammal prey, and they’re officially Britain’s smallest carnivore. Legend has it that a Weasel can slip its head through a wedding ring, so they are easily capable of nipping into a mouse-sized burrow in pursuit of a hot meal. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in attitude.

     
  • A family bird watching trip to Seaford Head

    28 October 2019

    A family bird watching trip to Seaford Head

    10 year-old Jay, has shared his bird-watching trip to Seaford Head with us in this guest blog.

     
  • Jay - the flashiest dresser of the corvid family

    28 October 2019

    Jay - the flashiest dresser of the corvid family

    The ‘black sheep’ of the corvid family is the Jay. Black and white both feature in its plumage but this colourful character has well and truly flaunted the Corvid dress code, and in the most rebellious fashion: by wearing pink.

     
  • Landscape Innovation  - What is it and why do we need it?

    24 October 2019

    Landscape Innovation - What is it and why do we need it?

    To try and integrate some of the more novel wildlife conservation ideas with the old, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Sussex University are hosting a Landscape Innovation Conference in early 2020.

     
  • Cattle at Seaford Head

    23 October 2019

    Cattle at Seaford Head

    Eight cows are now grazing at Seaford Head nature reserve

     
  • Beautiful Wild Mural for Gemini Print by Mutiny

    23 October 2019

    Beautiful Wild Mural for Gemini Print by Mutiny

    Gemini Print, was successful in their bid for an original mural at Sussex Wildlife Trust’s charity auction. The prize had been donated by international artist Jane Laurie, AKA Mutiny.

     
  • A27 Consultation Deadline  - 24 October 2019

    21 October 2019

    A27 Consultation Deadline - 24 October 2019

    Sussex Wildlife Trust submitted their response to the Arundel A27 bypass consultation, you have until Thursday 24 October to submit your response