Archive of: February, 2021

  • ​Wheatear at Rye Harbour

    ​Wheatear at Rye Harbour

    With spring just around the corner, one of the birds that will be arriving on the reserve in early March is the Wheatear.

  • Going Underground - animal architects of the natural world

    Going Underground - animal architects of the natural world

    The number of different homes inhabited by animals is huge, so in this blog, we’re going to look at underground homes. Because, as The Jam would put it, if you want to create a warm, dry and cosy home safe from prying eyes and predators, going underground is a popular option.

  • Ideal Home: Hermit Crab

    Ideal Home: Hermit Crab

    Finding a suitable shell can be quite the challenge for a small crab in a big ocean, and this life constraint has caused a number of quite unique behaviours to have evolved in hermit crabs, allowing them to find their ideal home.

  • Embracing Winter

    Embracing Winter

    Tilly Hopkins learns to embrace winter at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

  • The calling cards of Sussex mammals

    The calling cards of Sussex mammals

    Laurie Jackson, Ecologist and Wildlife Lecturer, is an expert on the wonderful and varied small mammals of Sussex.. Here she tells us about how you can track them.

  • Curlew at Rye Harbour

    Curlew at Rye Harbour

    The sound of the Curlew is distinctive and reminds me of remote parts of Britain….

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