Archive of: Southerham

  • Chalk Grassland

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Badger Vaccination in Sussex

    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.

  • The Phantom of the Diptera

    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.

  • 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
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