Archive of: Insects Wildlife

  • Shining a light on the Moths of Park Wood

    20 September 2021

    Shining a light on the Moths of Park Wood

    Park Wood is a sixty hectare site of ancient semi-natural woodland within the Wealden district of East Sussex, offering great potential for a multitude of winged nocturnal wonders

     
  • Is it a bee, or is it a fly in a cunning disguise?

    06 July 2021

    Is it a bee, or is it a fly in a cunning disguise?

    Is it a bee? Is it a fly? Well, it’s a bee-fly. And why does it flick its eggs? Charlotte Owen tells us more

     
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies in Sussex

    28 June 2021

    Dragonflies and Damselflies in Sussex

    Sussex is home to some beautiful dragonfly and damselfly species. Find out more.

     
  • Spidey senses

    20 June 2021

    Spidey senses

    Spiders may surprise you with their superpowers. They are remarkable creatures.

     
  • Return of the Sussex Emerald

    14 June 2021

    Return of the Sussex Emerald

    The Sussex Emerald (Thalera fimbrialis) moth is a very rare beast in the UK, with breeding traditionally restricted to the disturbed shingle habitats at Dungeness in Kent

     
  • A rose chafer by any other name

    11 June 2021

    A rose chafer by any other name

    The rose chafer is one seriously glamorous insect. Each one looks like it’s been designed, carefully crafted, coated in the most dazzling metallic green and hand polished.

     
  • A 30 Days Wild minibeast hunt

    10 June 2021

    A 30 Days Wild minibeast hunt

    Look under leaves, lift up logs (placing them back down carefully), peer into cracks and crevices – who knows what miniature marvels you might find!

     
  • Swallowtail Diary

    30 May 2021

    Swallowtail Diary

    This is the ongoing account of the Swallowtail butterfly at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in 2020.

     
  • The Delights of Dung

    19 May 2021

    The Delights of Dung

    For an insect, dung is a good thing to get into!

     
  • The 2020 Odonata in Sussex Challenge

    13 May 2021

    The 2020 Odonata in Sussex Challenge

    For many years I have been meaning to take more interest in Dragonflies and Damselflies, and the summer and autumn of 2020 provided the perfect opportunity.

     
  • Bees at Castle Water

    23 April 2021

    Bees at Castle Water

    The sandy areas at the northern end of Castle Water are excellent for early bees associated with sandy habitats and over the last few years we have turned up a range of rare species

     
  • The Ant Hill (and nest) Mob

    22 February 2021

    The Ant Hill (and nest) Mob

    Where do ants make their homes?