Archive of: Burton Pond

  • Dip into the world of dabbling ducks

    Dip into the world of dabbling ducks

    Ducks can be split into two broad groups: dabblers and divers. As the name suggests, diving ducks feed mainly by diving underwater, using their strong feet (and sometimes their wings) to swim. Dabbling ducks, however, feed predominantly at the surface, sometimes even grazing on land. Many dabblers can often be seen upending, with their heads underwater and their bums in the air.

  • The Burton Mistletoe Crisis

    The Burton Mistletoe Crisis

    Mistletoe has never been recorded on a Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve, but at Burton Pond it is tantalisingly close. However when you are looking for mistletoe you never know what else might turn up…

  • Successful Veolia Grant at Burton & Chingford Ponds Local Nature Reserve

    Successful Veolia Grant at Burton & Chingford Ponds Local Nature Reserve

    The Sussex Wildlife Trust has been really fortunate in gaining a grant for carrying out access and wildlife improvements to our land which is part of Burton and Chingford Ponds Local Nature Reserve. The grant is being provided by Veolia Environment Trust as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

  • Mike's Mergansers Great Day Out

    Author Mike RussellSenior Conservation Advisor brambling / Dave KilbeyA day in the sun, with great company, great birds, a never-ending supply of great food, a great way to start the New Year is by taking
  • Trainee Ecologist finds first for Sussex

    Author Graeme LyonsSenior Ecologist alder leaf beetle / Graeme LyonsWhich actually means a first for TWO counties, even more significant than a county first really. This rather stunning creature is the alder leaf
  • The X-Files

    Author Graeme LyonsEcologistTwo days. Two different invertebrate surveys. Two Xysticus crab spiders that I've not seen until now. Now by far the commonest Xysticus is Xysticus cristatus and you have to look through a lot of these to find the less common
  • Wild Watch: great crested grebe

    Author Vicky Whitaker great crested grebes / Steve WaterhouseNamed for their elaborate head feathers, look out for these elegant aquatic birds performing their spectacular courtship dance on lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Great crested grebes