Archive of: Charlotte Owen

  • Lovely weather for swans

    Lovely weather for swans

    Berwick’s swans with their distinctive bright yellow bills have travelled from Sibera to Sussex.

  • Hibernation


    Find out why sleeping can be the best strategy to surviving the winter

  • Goldcrest


    Winter is the most challenging season for our garden birds. How does a bird as tiny as a goldcrest survive?

  • Winter foxes

    Winter foxes

    Winter is the height of the mating season, and foxes are particularly vocal at the moment.

  • A liking for lichen

    A liking for lichen

    Lichen is an everyday sight that can often go unnoticed but the more you look, the more of it you see

  • Starling Murmurations

    Starling Murmurations

    A murmuration of starlings is one of the natural world’s most impressive spectacles, eagerly anticipated, relatively easy to see and yet intriguingly mysterious

  • Black-headed gull

    Black-headed gull

    You might look at a black-headed gull at this time of year and wonder how on earth it got its name

  • Fallow Deer

    Fallow Deer

    The tranquillity of a woodland walk in October may well be shattered as the fallow deer rut gets underway.

  • Buzzard bounce-back

    Buzzard bounce-back

    The beautiful buzzard is a common sight across Sussex, but that wasn’t always the case.

  • 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?