Archive of: Rye Harbour

  • Avocets take off...

    Avocets take off...

    One of the highlights on the reserve in recent years has been the increase in Avocets…

  • Bee Course it's fun!

    Bee Course it's fun!

    Twenty people came from far and wide over the weekend to attend a Bee Identification course at Rye Harbour run by well-known naturalist and entomologist Steven Falk.

  • Be tick aware

    Be tick aware

    Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

  • Patchwork Challenge

    Patchwork Challenge

    ​PWC is a friendly competition between patch birders which has been running since 2013. Late Spring Update

  • April 2017 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    April 2017 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    Wildlife highlight during April was the discovery of a small colony of grey-backed mining bee (Andrena vaga) at Castle Water by local photographer and bee enthusiast Peter Greenhalf on 3rd April.

  • March 2017 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    March 2017 - Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    One sure sign of spring on the reserve is the appearance of the tiny mauve flowers of Danish scurvy grass. This member of the cabbage family is traditionally a coastal plant in the UK, though in the last 50 years it has increasingly colonised roadside verges where its ability to
  • February 2017: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    February 2017: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sightings

    One of the bird highlights during February was a hen harrier which was seen at Castle Water on the 3rd. This species is a mainly winter visitor to the reserve, the summer being spent in its upland breeding habitat.

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