Archive of: February, 2020

  • Is it as simple as planting trees to reduce flood risk?

    28 February 2020

    Is it as simple as planting trees to reduce flood risk?

    We have seen widespread calls for increased tree planting, primarily in tackling climate change, Sam Buckland from Sussex Flow Initiative looks at the issues.

     
  • A27 Arundel - another opportunity to comment?

    28 February 2020

    A27 Arundel - another opportunity to comment?

    Did you know that Highways England have been running a 4 week consultation on the errors and mistakes in the 2019 consultation they ran on the options for improving the Arundel A27​? The deadline is this Sunday 1 March, but Highways England say you can only respond if you responded to the previous consultation AND the errors they are reporting would have changed your original response.

     
  • Beat the Bounds at Whitehawk Hill

    26 February 2020

    Beat the Bounds at Whitehawk Hill

    Join the Friends of Whitehawk Hill to ‘Beat the Bounds’ and demonstrate our love for this ancient and threatened landscape on Sunday 1 March 2020

     
  • February 2020 - Rye Harbour wildlife

    26 February 2020

    February 2020 - Rye Harbour wildlife

    Despite the fairly dreadful weather during February, this month did see several signs of the oncoming spring on the reserve.

     
  • Wildlife Walks, Talks and Courses in March 2020

    26 February 2020

    Wildlife Walks, Talks and Courses in March 2020

    Michael Blencowe looks forward to the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s wildlife courses, walks and talks in March 2020

     
  • Nature Tots go wild in March

    25 February 2020

    Nature Tots go wild in March

    Spring is in the air and Sussex Wildlife Trust Nature Tots parent and child outdoor adventure groups are back for children aged 3-5 in Brighton, Crawley, Eastbourne, Henfield, Horsham and Rye.

     
  • Ending the War on Nature talks

    24 February 2020

    Ending the War on Nature talks

    A guest blog from David Johnson, co-founder of Shoreham Wordfest, which are promoting a series of talks on rewilding

     
  • Talk on British Owls and Woodpeckers

    24 February 2020

    Talk on British Owls and Woodpeckers

    The Eastbourne regional group were treated to a highly informative and entertaining talk on British Owls and Woodpeckers

     
  • Biophilia

    21 February 2020

    Biophilia

    We have a word to describe this innate connection with nature: biophilia. Nature is essential to our very existence but it also makes us happy, and there’s a growing body of evidence describing how the natural world helps to boost our health and wellbeing.

     
  • Frogs

    18 February 2020

    Frogs

    Ponds across the county will soon be filling up with an army of amorous frogs, and in this case love can be a battleground

     
  • Grey heron

    17 February 2020

    Grey heron

    It’s not unusual for Grey Herons to begin nesting in February, and as one of our largest birds their activity can be hard to miss. They are an imposing sight on the riverbank, standing tall and motionless at the water’s edge as they wait with seemingly endless patience for a potential meal to pass by.

     
  • The subtle makings of a wild place

    16 February 2020

    The subtle makings of a wild place

    The natural world is a subtle place, pulsing with intricacies and symbioses - often ignored or misunderstood by us. What does it mean to be natural or wild?