Archive of: Nature Reserves 2

  • If you build it, they will come

    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.

  • April 2019 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    April 2019 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    ​This is the month of amazing changes in the natural world with birds arriving / leaving / migrating and many insects and flowers appearing. We enjoyed some exceptionally warm weather, a few April showers and lots of lovely wildlife.

  • The Warbler Factory

    The Warbler Factory

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

  • Nightingales


    When it comes to birdsong, the nightingale is a world famous virtuoso with a voice so powerful, melodious and varied that few other species can match it.

  • Seaford Head is buzzing

    Seaford Head is buzzing

    The bees are loving the ground ivy that is thriving on the paths and rides around Hope Bottom.

  • April is the cruellest month

    April is the cruellest month

    When T.S. Eliot wrote the first words of “The Waste Land” - April is the cruellest month, many people thought it was because the life and colour of spring ….

  • Doing the moth math

    Doing the moth math

    From 2004, when I began my employment at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, to late 2018 I ran a moth trap at Lime Kiln Cottage.