Archive of: Graeme Lyons

  • A UK first: Shieldbug family new to the UK found at Sussex Wildlife Trust nature reserve

    11 July 2019

    A UK first: Shieldbug family new to the UK found at Sussex Wildlife Trust nature reserve

    Exciting news as our Senior Ecologist, Graeme Lyons, has found a Shieldbug family new to the British Isles at Marline Valley in Hastings

     
  • If you build it, they will come

    12 June 2019

    If you build it, they will come

    Around four years ago, we attempted to rejuvenate one of the fields at Woods Mill​ into something less grass dominated and more meadow-like. A sign that a project like this has become really successful though is when host-specific invertebrates turn up to feed on the their food plants.

     
  • The Warbler Factory

    25 April 2019

    The Warbler Factory

    Exciting news as Dartford Warblers holding territory in dense bramble scrub at Butcherlands

     
  • What has pan-species listing Sussex Wildlife Trust's nature reserves done for us?

    20 January 2019

    What has pan-species listing Sussex Wildlife Trust's nature reserves done for us?

    Graeme Lyons celebrates the updating of the master pan species-list for Sussex Wildlife Trust reserves.

     
  • Bogey beetle

    10 October 2018

    Bogey beetle

    This nationally scarce apple-green coloured tortoise beetle has been discovered at Stedham Common for the first time.

     
  • Grizzled tales

    10 June 2018

    Grizzled tales

    Interesting invertebrates at Marline Valley nature reserve

     
  • The value of casual recording

    26 May 2018

    The value of casual recording

    The Trust’s Senior Ecologist blogs about the value of stumbling across quite a lot of good species whilst doing other things.

     
  • Spring into action

    12 March 2018

    Spring into action

    Graeme Lyons has been working with the volunteer group at Flatropers Wood recording wildlife

     
  • The Burton Mistletoe Crisis

    10 January 2018

    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…

     
  • A bunch of suckers

    22 October 2017

    A bunch of suckers

    Graeme Lyons is been delving into the world of leeches at Waltham Brooks nature reserve.

     
  • Christmas has come early

    04 October 2017

    Christmas has come early

    Our ecologist thinks this is the best fungus he has ever seen!

     
  • 6666 the number of beasts

    11 July 2017

    6666 the number of beasts

    Sussex Wildlife Trust’s ecologist makes more exciting finds at Graffham Common nature reserve