Archive of: Wildlife

  • A partridge in a pear tree

    A partridge in a pear tree

    Concerted conservation efforts on farmland across the county could see the grey partridge thrive here once again – but we’re still unlikely to see one perching in a pear tree.

  • Stoat


    The slinky stoat is a bundle of energy, always alert and highly inquisitive.

  • Fabulous fungi

    Fabulous fungi

    Autumn reveals a wonderful array of fantastic fungi, marvellous mushrooms and tremendous toadstools.

  • Sussex super-trout

    Sussex super-trout

    November signals the start of the wild trout spawning season.

  • Golden plover

    Golden plover

    ‘Goldies’ descend from their upland breeding grounds to form large winter flocks in sheltered spots along the coast

  • Otter spotted in central Sussex

    Otter spotted in central Sussex

    An eagle-eyed member of the public couldn’t believe his eyes when he caught sight of what he thought was an otter swimming in a river in central Sussex.

  • Cetti's Warbler

    Cetti's Warbler

    Cetti’s Warbler can be a frustratingly difficult bird to see - always on the move and often close to the ground. The thinning vegetation makes now a great time to try and spot one at Woods Mill.