Archive of: August, 2020

  • August 2020 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    31 August 2020

    August 2020 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    Highlight this month was a Swallowtail butterfly which was found feeding on Buddleia at Watch Cottage on the 3rd, the first reserve record.

     
  • Naming of moths

    27 August 2020

    Naming of moths

    For centuries, moths have cast a spell of fascination and intrigue so potent they have been bestowed with some of the most beautiful, fanciful and charming names in natural history.

     
  • How we name things

    25 August 2020

    How we name things

    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.

     
  • Back Garden Bird Race 23 August Results

    23 August 2020

    Back Garden Bird Race 23 August Results

    The results of the August Back Garden Bird Race

     
  • Creating a Wildflower Meadow in your Garden

    20 August 2020

    Creating a Wildflower Meadow in your Garden

    How I turned my boring front lawn into a wildflower meadow.

     
  • Back Garden Bird Race Sunday 23 August 10-11

    20 August 2020

    Back Garden Bird Race Sunday 23 August 10-11

    The Back Garden Bird Race returns for a late summer special.

     
  • Britain's rarest reptile

    19 August 2020

    Britain's rarest reptile

    The Smooth Snake is only found at a single, precious location in West Sussex but this extra-special resident still takes some finding, even when you’re in the right place.

     
  • Here be dragons

    18 August 2020

    Here be dragons

    If you know where to look, there are still plenty of dragons to be found in Sussex today. Granted, they are miniature dragons at just 15 cm from nose to tail but the Common Lizard is no less fearsome to its insect prey.

     
  • Dancing Adders

    17 August 2020

    Dancing Adders

    Courting Adders move in a synchronised flowing behaviour, with much tongue-flicking and tail-lashing. After mating, the male stays to guard his female and will dance with intruding males, rearing up and entwining bodies to wrestle his rival to the ground.

     
  • The Oak

    13 August 2020

    The Oak

    The mighty oak is our most iconic tree, a symbol of strength and endurance with huge historical and cultural significance.

     
  • How to help wildlife in extremely hot weather

    12 August 2020

    How to help wildlife in extremely hot weather

    ​With such prolonged period of high temperatures, we’ve put together a list of some things you can do to help wildlife

     
  • A hot but good day at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    12 August 2020

    A hot but good day at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Wildlife photography takes blood, sweat and tears. Or it does the way I do it! Sara Humphreys guest blog