Archive of: January, 2021

  • How many species?

    30 January 2021

    How many species?

    At this time of year most plants and bugs aren’t out and about yet so Ecologist Glenn Norris uses this time to check what everybody has been seeing on our reserves

     
  • A Year at Rye Harbour talk - Answers

    29 January 2021

    A Year at Rye Harbour talk - Answers

    During the Sussex Wildlife Trust webinar on 28th January - A Year at Rye Harbour - there were many questions and we only had chance to answer a few after the talk, so here we try to answer them all.

     
  • Rampion 2 Consultation

    28 January 2021

    Rampion 2 Consultation

    An informal consultation on plans to expand the Rampion Offshore Windfarm off the Sussex coast has been launched. This initial consultation closes on 11th February 2021.

     
  • The Wildlife Trusts explore legal challenge to Government’s neonic decision

    27 January 2021

    The Wildlife Trusts explore legal challenge to Government’s neonic decision

    We are preparing to take legal action unless the Government can prove it acted lawfully.

     
  • We speak to Michael Blencowe about Sussex Wildlife Trust TV

    26 January 2021

    We speak to Michael Blencowe about Sussex Wildlife Trust TV

    Michael Blencowe talks to us about Sussex Wildlife Trust TV

     
  • In the night garden with Daryl Peters

    25 January 2021

    In the night garden with Daryl Peters

    Daryl Peters has been a contributor to the Nature Table Facebook group for long time. Recently he has taken up a new technique for capturing wildlife at night in his garden

     
  • What is found on the strandline - plastic

    23 January 2021

    What is found on the strandline - plastic

    Sadly, an almost guaranteed find in the strandline of any beach is human-made materials, and this is most commonly plastic.

     
  • 2020 in photos by Andrew Holloway

    22 January 2021

    2020 in photos by Andrew Holloway

    Andrew Holloway sent us a series of 12 photographs representing each month of 2020:

     
  • What can be found on the strandline #5 Eggs

    22 January 2021

    What can be found on the strandline #5 Eggs

    Mermaid’s purses are not the only egg cases that can be found in the strandline. Common whelk (Buccinum undatum) egg cases are also a fairly common sight. They are a mass of small spongy balls that could indeed be confused for sponges. In the past, sailors did actually use them as wash balls! The first whelks to hatch are cannibalistic and will eat their still developing siblings to give themselves a burst of energy to help them survive in the open ocean.

     
  • What can be found on the strandline #4 Shells

    21 January 2021

    What can be found on the strandline #4 Shells

    While beach combing in the strandline, you will likely come across a number of shells from different species of molluscs. These shells are most often empty as the animal inside has died and likely been eaten. We explore the most frequently seen shells on Sussex beaches.

     
  • A sad farewell to Bramber the beaver

    20 January 2021

    A sad farewell to Bramber the beaver

    It is with great sadness and disappointment that Knepp Estate announces the death of Bramber the beaver on 13 Jan 2021, shortly after recapturing him from his travels down the River Adur.

     
  • What can be found on the strandline #3 Crab shells

    20 January 2021

    What can be found on the strandline #3 Crab shells

    If you find a crab shell in the strandline, it is likely not a dead crab but actually a moulted crab shell. Over their lifetime, crabs moult (or shed) their shell many times as they grow.