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  • Where did barn owls live before we built barns?

    Where did barn owls live before we built barns?

    In our human-centric way, we create human solutions to wildlife problems – problems which are generally caused by humans in the first place. Fran Southgate argues that we need a bit of a conservation brain retrofit.

  • Primroses

    Primroses

    The pale lemon petals of the wild primrose are a welcome sign of the changing seasons.

  • Restoration of Nature

    Restoration of Nature

    Sussex Wildlife Trust has promoted the importance of ecosystem services for decades. We now work hard to get this recognized in all levels of decision making in Sussex. We want a Wilder Sussex​ and we want people to understand its importance and their role in delivering it.

  • No Net Gain

    No Net Gain

    In recent weeks the media has reported several situations where developers are netting trees and hedgerows to prevent birds from establishing nests. So why are developers doing this?

  • A Wilder Future for water voles?

    A Wilder Future for water voles?

    In a healthy natural environment, water voles would be prolific and widespread. Unfortunately, Ratty is no different from most of the rest of our wildlife. Nationally, and locally, water voles have experienced severe and rapid declines - So what can we all do about it?

  • Rearing tadpoles

    Rearing tadpoles

    Rearing tadpoles is relatively simple and endlessly fascinating, and can also give the local frog population a welcome boost by helping a few more tadpoles complete their perilous transformation into miniature frogs.

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