Archive of: March, 2020

  • Corona Wildlife Diary: Day One

    Corona Wildlife Diary: Day One

    As the world shuts down around us the uplifting role that wildlife plays in our lives becomes more vital than ever. Michael Blencowe is going to keep a daily diary of what he finds around his garden.

  • Our response to Coronavirus

    Our response to Coronavirus

    We have been assessing the Covid-19 situation daily and are constantly reviewing all of our planned events, taking sensible steps to protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers and members of the public.

  • Avocets return

    Avocets return

    In the last few weeks some familiar friends have returned to Rye Harbour in good numbers for the nesting season.​

  • Help kit out our new education zone

    Help kit out our new education zone

    Sussex Wildlife Trust has launched a new crowdfunding campaign, to help us kit out the environmental educational facility within the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre.

    This facility will allow the learning and engagement team to host school excursions and adult education, and this means visitors of all ages can learn more about the rare and special wildlife at the reserve.

  • All things need a name

    All things need a name

    Nomenclature is the science of naming, with rules and systems for organising species and giving each one an official two-part title. But there is also an art to the naming of things and often a sense of magic, especially when it comes to common names.

  • Goose Barnacle, Barnacle Goose

    Goose Barnacle, Barnacle Goose

    Goose Barnacles, can be found in their thousands still clinging to their driftwood raft on the strandline, They once puzzled people for hundreds of years.

  • Denizens of the Dark

    Denizens of the Dark

    At this time of the year there is always much excitement around the appearance of the first bumblebee or the first butterfly, and why not?

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