Archive of: Fran Southgate

  • Meet our staff - Fran Southgate

    08 March 2022

    Meet our staff - Fran Southgate

    Meet Fran Southgate, Wilder Landscapes Advisor for Sussex Wildlife Trust

     
  • A call to take action for wetlands

    31 January 2022

    A call to take action for wetlands

    Fran Southgate Wilder Landscapes Advisor talks about the enormous value of wetlands and the trust’s work in rehabilitating some of our wetlands for the future

     
  • Ground breaking decision for British beavers

    06 August 2020

    Ground breaking decision for British beavers

    After years of uncertainty, the Government has announced their ground breaking decision to allow England’s first wild breeding population of beavers to stay in their Devon home.

     
  • How can we grow a love for wildlife?

    02 July 2020

    How can we grow a love for wildlife?

    Fran Southgate asks where does a love for nature come from?

     
  • Our community projects - their value to wider society and the planet

    02 June 2020

    Our community projects - their value to wider society and the planet

    Every year, Sussex Wildlife Trust runs a huge range of different community and environment based projects. Some are long running, and others are one offs. Each one brings its own unique blend of benefits to people and nature, usually at a very low cost to society.

     
  • Beltane / May Day

    01 May 2020

    Beltane / May Day

    Today is the official festival of spring, when we celebrate how abundant and exuberant our natural world is.

     
  • Seagulls and the sound of silence?

    23 April 2020

    Seagulls and the sound of silence?

    According to the World Health Organisation, noise pollution affects over 100 million people in Europe – so the effects of noise pollution on wildlife must be monumental. Why then when it gets quiet in urban areas, have seagulls decided to go elsewhere rather than enjoying the silence?

     
  • Small Wonders

    15 April 2020

    Small Wonders

    Just those few extra minutes to stop, and spend time looking around at what is thriving can help you to see some fantastic wildlife wonders.

     
  • The subtle makings of a wild place

    16 February 2020

    The subtle makings of a wild place

    The natural world is a subtle place, pulsing with intricacies and symbioses - often ignored or misunderstood by us. What does it mean to be natural or wild?

     
  • How to use 'Regenerative Agriculture' to increase soil carbon

    04 February 2020

    How to use 'Regenerative Agriculture' to increase soil carbon

    A livestock farmer from East Sussex blogs about how regenerative farming can improve soil health

     
  • Beaver back in Sussex

    03 February 2020

    Beaver back in Sussex

    After an absence of over 400 years, the beaver is coming back to Sussex.

     
  • Buzzing with ideas

    25 January 2020

    Buzzing with ideas

    Fran Southgate shares her thoughts on the Landscape Innovation Conference