Archive of: Mammals

  • Finding out about small mammals

    03 May 2022

    Finding out about small mammals

    Ecologist Laurie Jackson runs a number of courses for Sussex Wildlife Trust, including an Introduction to Small Mammals

  • Rye Harbour Seals

    09 January 2022

    Rye Harbour Seals

    Last November local photographer Tony Ham was able to read the flipper tags on two of the seals and it’s interesting to know where they came from.

  • Mammal mysteries

    15 December 2021

    Mammal mysteries

    Have you spotted any mysterious tracks or unexplained droppings? Solve the case with some tips from Darren Tansley, the Mammal Detective.

  • Reedbed Mice

    14 December 2021

    Reedbed Mice

    This tiny mouse lives in our reedbeds and perhaps this is its original habitat.

  • Nuts for Dormice

    14 September 2021

    Nuts for Dormice

    Dormice have a very particular way of eating hazelnuts that helps us to distinguish them from those nibbled by other woodland mammals such as mice and voles.

  • The Pongtastic Mr Fox

    23 August 2021

    The Pongtastic Mr Fox

    Scent is probably too delicate a word for the pungent, musky tang of fox. Charlotte Owen tells us more

  • Mink  - fashion victims

    24 June 2021

    Mink - fashion victims

    American Mink - a victim of fashion and natural born killers.

  • Is 'loveable rats' an oxymoron?

    22 June 2021

    Is 'loveable rats' an oxymoron?

    Rats have the rep of the bad guys. But is that fair?

  • The Seals of Chichester Harbour - Answers

    12 March 2021

    The Seals of Chichester Harbour - Answers

    John Arnott answers the Q&A questions from his recent talk on the Seals of Chichester Harbour

  • Winter Bats

    05 March 2021

    Winter Bats

    ​In our effort to identify and understand the wildlife that lives in Sussex, bats have always been tricky to identify

  • The Pongtastic Mr Fox

    06 January 2021

    The Pongtastic Mr Fox

    Winter is a busy season for foxes. If there are any living near you – and there probably are – you’ll be well aware of just how active they are at this time of year, yapping and screaming at all hours of the night and leaving plenty of unmistakable foxy scent.

  • Trail Camera Secrets

    14 November 2020

    Trail Camera Secrets

    Trail cameras are small magical boxes that are self contained, weatherproof cameras that can see in the dark and are triggered by animal movement.