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  • Perpetuating myths - a call to action

    Perpetuating myths - a call to action

    Proposers of big new roads need to prove that the environmental damage done by roads is outweighed by the benefit they provide.As we have seen, the benefits are illusory, congestion gets worse, not better. So, not much benefit then!

  • Oak Galls

    Oak Galls

    Next time you walk past an oak tree, take a closer look and you might notice something a bit unusual. Perhaps some of the acorns are ripening nicely but others seem to have mutated into an abnormal, knobbly mess. What’s going on?

  • Never volunteer? Think again

    Never volunteer? Think again

    Woods Mill and Hit Squad regular Peter Burton explains why he finds volunteering with the Trust such a rewarding experience.

  • Blackberry season

    Blackberry season

    It’s blackberry season. Perfect for making jams and crumbles - and a feast for wildlife

  • More roads means more congestion

    More roads means more congestion

    We are in a phase of “consultation” for road building along the A27. Proposals at Worthing and at Arundel are in the fray at the moment, but I’m sure more will follow. We appear to be entering another road-building bonanza where, ignoring the evidence of the past, the dewy-eyed romantics of the Highways Agency believe that road building will solve all our congestion ills.

  • Slow worm

    Slow worm

    The slow worm’s name is a bit deceptive, since it is neither slow nor a worm.

  • Rye Harbour's Little Terns

    Rye Harbour's Little Terns

    ​If there is one species associated with Rye Harbour Nature Reserve it is the Little Tern

  • Breeding Birds at Rye Harbour

    Breeding Birds at Rye Harbour

    With more than 90 species of bird nesting at Rye Harbour it takes the SWT team a lot of time to determine numbers of pairs and breeding success every year.