Archive of: Barry Yates

  • Wonderful Waders

    Wonderful Waders

    Wading birds come in all sort of size and shape.

  • Rye Harbour Quilt 2020

    Rye Harbour Quilt 2020

    A huge thank-you to everyone that supported the Rye Harbour Quilt project. It has raised nearly £5,000 for the Discovery Centre.

  • Avocets return

    Avocets return

    In the last few weeks some familiar friends have returned to Rye Harbour in good numbers for the nesting season.​

  • Slipper Limpet

    Slipper Limpet

    Along our Sussex beaches there are millions of shells of the Common Slipper Limpet - so named because the empty shells resemble tiny slippers up to 50mm long.

  • Glassworts


    they are a flowering plant with what must be the smallest of flowers.

  • Oil on Sussex beaches

    Oil on Sussex beaches

    One aspect of our seas has greatly improved in recent years - oil dumped by shipping…

  • Welcoming our first wheelchair user to the Discovery Centre

    Welcoming our first wheelchair user to the Discovery Centre

    ‘I am so pleased to see that this new Discovery Centre not only enjoys picture window views over the ever-changing scenery of Rye Harbour, but its planners have been kind enough to make it fully accessible. For wheelchair users like me, and for families with prams, this makes a huge difference. Thank you!’

  • The Reed Dagger

    The Reed Dagger

    a rare Sussex wetland moth, the Reed Dagger,

  • Waders at Rye Harbour and beyond

    Waders at Rye Harbour and beyond

    Waders are such special birds and their evocative calls can take us back to the wild places where we first heard them…