Archive of: Southerham

  • Be tick aware

    15 June 2022

    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.

  • A Good Newts Story

    25 March 2020

    A Good Newts Story

    Glenn Norris on the hunt for the Great Crested Newt

  • Chalk Grassland

    06 July 2019

    Chalk Grassland

    There are few sights more spectacular than a wildflower meadow in full bloom. Packed with nectar-rich flowers and humming with insect life, these botanical hotspots will soon be looking their best and today, 6 July, marks National Meadows Day - a celebration of our glorious grasslands and the wealth of wildlife they support.

  • Puppy Love

    22 February 2019

    Puppy Love

    All about Patsy the sheepdog puppy, and why sheep are so important in maintaining precious chalk downland in which wildlife can thrive

  • The value of casual recording

    26 May 2018

    The value of casual recording

    The Trust’s Senior Ecologist blogs about the value of stumbling across quite a lot of good species whilst doing other things.

  • Badger Vaccination in Sussex

    15 December 2015

    Badger Vaccination in Sussex

    Sussex Wildlife Trust - in partnership with the volunteer led Sussex Badger Vaccination Group - begun a five year programme of badger vaccinations at both our Malling Down and Southerham nature reserves.

  • Searching for the Orthopteran Orchestra

    17 September 2015

    Searching for the Orthopteran Orchestra

    In which we head off onto the Lewes Downs in search of the great green bush cricket.

  • Summer on the Lewes Downs

    19 July 2015

    Summer on the Lewes Downs

    Another lovely wildlife walk from Lewes to Oxteddle Bottom.

  • The Phantom of the Diptera

    01 July 2015

    The Phantom of the Diptera

    The phantom hoverfly is genuinely rare and difficult to find and is quite a convincing wasp mimic, even moving like a wasp.

  • 22 August 2014

    21.08.14 Orchids, butterflies and monsters

    The weather was kind to us on our August hike to Bible Bottom today. On Cliffe High street a busking trombonist sent us on our way with a rendition of 'Sunny side of the Street'. Soon we were up amongst the flower rich downland of our Southerham reserve above the

  • 24 June 2014

    15/16/17.06.14 A hundred kites over Southerham

    As part of our DownTown Lewes project we have been working with Southover school. This week we took over 100 pupils to our Southerham reserve over three days. The hike to the reserve gave the children a chance to experience the amazing countryside that is available to them around Lewes.

  • 03 June 2014

    30.05.14 Exploring the Lewes Downs