Archive of: Glenn Norris

  • Ancient Woodland

    Ancient Woodland

    Sussex has large areas of ancient woodland i.e. woodland that has existed since at least 1600 CE, with some pre-existing this arbitrary benchmark. Sussex Wildlife Trust is lucky enough to manage a small part of this

  • Heathland Dragonflies at Stedham and Iping Commons

    Heathland Dragonflies at Stedham and Iping Commons

    As part of the Heathland Sculpture Trail that connects the heathlands within the South Downs National Park, a sculpture dedicated to the specialist heathland dragonflies has been erected at Stedham Common.

  • Bee Wolf

    Bee Wolf

    Last week Glenn Norris spent 15 minutes watching one of the coolest insects of the year the Bee Wolf.

  • Sussex Heathlands

    Sussex Heathlands

    Sussex Wildlife Trust manages a lot of heathland within Sussex and each has its own characteristics.

  • Going Bats in Sussex

    Going Bats in Sussex

    Reserves Ecologist Glenn Norris tells us about the bats of Sussex and where they can be found.

  • Orchids in Sussex

    Orchids in Sussex

    Every year, Glenn goes out to look for and count orchids.

  • Wild Daffodils at West Dean Woods

    Wild Daffodils at West Dean Woods

    In Sussex, Wild Daffodils are locally frequent with the majority found in old woods on the Weald. This was a common plant but is significantly declining due to agricultural improvement of meadows and mismanaged woodlands.

  • Britain's Heaviest Spider

    Britain's Heaviest Spider

    The Four-spotted Orbweaver Araneus quadratus is Britain’s heaviest spider, coming in at a whopping 2.5 grams.