Archive of: Wildlife

  • Gnats All Folks!

    Gnats All Folks!

    This year I have been carrying out a survey of the invertebrates of the saline lagoons at Rye Harbour and am currently in the process of identifying the samples collected during the summer.

  • Chaffinch


    The chaffinch can claim the title of commonest finch, and the male could easily vie for most colourful too.

  • Wood Pigeon

    Wood Pigeon

    They’re big, they’re loud and they’re everywhere – but most of us wouldn’t give a wood pigeon a second glance. But pigeons are far from boring, and even the commonest creatures have their secrets.

  • Behind the Lens with Richard Sharman, LRPS

    Behind the Lens with Richard Sharman, LRPS

    ​Sussex Wildlife Trust member Richard Sharman generously donated all of the stunning images that appear in our 2020 wildlife calendar. We speak to him about what photography means to him, as well as his love of nature.

  • A Remedy for the Winter Blues

    A Remedy for the Winter Blues

    I spent a very rewarding couple of hours with trust ecologist Graeme Lyons and visiting naturalist Ryan Clarke last weekend looking for invertebrates on the Beach Reserve.

  • Waxcaps


    The brightly-coloured waxcaps are often thought of as the orchids of the fungi kingdom because they are so vibrant and showy, and also quite particular.