Archive of: Barry Yates

  • 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…

  • Enough fish in the sea?

    Enough fish in the sea?

    The breeding terns in Rye Bay have been struggling to maintain their breeding populations, and it’s seems to be getting worse.

  • April 2019 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    April 2019 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    ​This is the month of amazing changes in the natural world with birds arriving / leaving / migrating and many insects and flowers appearing. We enjoyed some exceptionally warm weather, a few April showers and lots of lovely wildlife.

  • A Precarious Lifestyle

    A Precarious Lifestyle

    Babington’s Orache is a low growing plant that has a precarious lifestyle, growing in the mobile shingle below the line of the winter storms

  • The Showman at Camber Castle

    The Showman at Camber Castle

    This was one of the events to raise awareness and funds for the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre Appeal - it raised just over £2,000.

  • Old Photos

    Old Photos

    Old photographs of the Sussex countryside can sometimes tell a good story. This one from 1947…

  • Natural Velcro

    Natural Velcro

    Lesser Burdock is a tall plant of the daisy family that has flowers with hooks or burrs.

  • Wild and Domesticated Carrots

    Wild and Domesticated Carrots

    Wild Carrot (Daucus carota) has become a common flower of the grassland and some shingle areas of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

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