Archive of: Rye Harbour

  • Wonderful Waders

    Wonderful Waders

    Wading birds come in all sort of size and shape.

  • Rye Harbour Quilt 2020

    Rye Harbour Quilt 2020

    A huge thank-you to everyone that supported the Rye Harbour Quilt project. It has raised nearly £5,000 for the Discovery Centre.

  • Avocets return

    Avocets return

    In the last few weeks some familiar friends have returned to Rye Harbour in good numbers for the nesting season.​

  • Help kit out our new education zone

    Help kit out our new education zone

    Sussex Wildlife Trust has launched a new crowdfunding campaign, to help us kit out the environmental educational facility within the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre.

    This facility will allow the learning and engagement team to host school excursions and adult education, and this means visitors of all ages can learn more about the rare and special wildlife at the reserve.

  • Denizens of the Dark

    Denizens of the Dark

    At this time of the year there is always much excitement around the appearance of the first bumblebee or the first butterfly, and why not?

  • Slipper Limpet

    Slipper Limpet

    Along our Sussex beaches there are millions of shells of the Common Slipper Limpet - so named because the empty shells resemble tiny slippers up to 50mm long.

  • February 2020 - Rye Harbour wildlife

    February 2020 - Rye Harbour wildlife

    Despite the fairly dreadful weather during February, this month did see several signs of the oncoming spring on the reserve.

  • Glassworts


    they are a flowering plant with what must be the smallest of flowers.

  • New family beach cleans at Rye Harbour

    New family beach cleans at Rye Harbour

    It’s good to report some positive news about the environment. Barry Yates and team at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve report that they are finding less litter on the beach, because more visitors have been taking their rubbish home with them, and some are conducting their own ‘two minute beach cleans’.