Archive of: Fran Southgate

  • The subtle makings of a wild place

    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?

  • Beaver back in Sussex

    Beaver back in Sussex

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

  • Buzzing with ideas

    Buzzing with ideas

    Fran Southgate shares her thoughts on the Landscape Innovation Conference

  • Meet the Experts

    Meet the Experts

    On 23 January, Sussex Wildlife Trust and Sussex University will host our first Conference for Climate Action and Landscape Innovation where we come together to design future biodiversity and climate resilience for the County.

  • New Year Revolutions

    New Year Revolutions

    As we the start the New Year and a new decade, many of us have already set our intentions for the Year to come. Here at the Sussex Wildlife Trust, our intention is to continue to be one of the most effective advocates for wildlife in Sussex - and because it is the single greatest challenge of our time for people and wildlife, we intend to do our best to tackle climate change.

  • Soil - the biodiversity underworld

    Soil - the biodiversity underworld

    Soil is an amazing thing. Without soil we wouldn’t eat much, yet so many of us still see it as just dirt. Healthy soils store more carbon than the world’s oceans, and they are one of the most under publicised, wildlife-rich habitats on the planet.

  • Regenerative agriculture and landscape innovation

    Regenerative agriculture and landscape innovation

    There is an urgent need to find high impact, landscape scale, community based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises. With around 70% of UK land designated as farmland, many eyes have naturally focused on the farming world to come up with the solutions.

  • Something to crow about

    Something to crow about

    The results of just a few dedicated volunteers grafting to create natural flood storage in their local woodland were more spectacular than we could have hoped for.