• The trouble with trees

    The trouble with trees

    The creation of forests and woods can be a major contribution to restoring nature and can draw carbon out of the atmosphere, so helping fight climate change. However, done badly, tree planting and tree regeneration can cause major ecological damage.

  • December 2019 - Rye Harbour Wildlife

    December 2019 - Rye Harbour Wildlife

    It was good to see a Smew on the reserve this month, with a โ€˜redheadโ€™ (i.e. female or immature) present on the Quarry from the 9th until the end of the month.

  • Dip into the world of dabbling ducks

    Dip into the world of dabbling ducks

    Ducks can be split into two broad groups: dabblers and divers. As the name suggests, diving ducks feed mainly by diving underwater, using their strong feet (and sometimes their wings) to swim. Dabbling ducks, however, feed predominantly at the surface, sometimes even grazing on land. Many dabblers can often be seen upending, with their heads underwater and their bums in the air.

  • What to look for in Winter

    What to look for in Winter

    Throughout the winter the Sussex countryside shuts down and can appear barren and lifeless but during these cold months there are still many opportunities to see some amazing wildlife.

  • Footprints


    Footprints in mud or snow reveal the secretive creatures that have recently passed by

  • Natural traditions

    Natural traditions

    We all have our favourite Christmas traditions, and many of the oldest and best-known have nature at their heart. From boughs of holly to bunches of mistletoe, potted Poinsettias and evergreen wreathes, millions of us have been re-wilding our homes for the festive season by bringing the outdoors in.

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