Archive of: Wildlife

  • Species of the day: Slow-worm

    Species of the day: Slow-worm

    Both the naming and look of the Slow-worm may be confusing, for it’s neither a worm nor particularly slow in its movements; nor is it a snake - as per its superficial look.

  • June 2020 - Rye Harbour Wildlife

    June 2020 - Rye Harbour Wildlife

    Bird highlight during June was probably a Grasshopper Warbler which was present on Harbour Farm towards the end of the month.

  • Species of the day: House Martin

    Species of the day: House Martin

    The delicate House Martin is a remarkably small bird, roughly the size of a Goldfinch. Along with the Swallow, it is without doubt one of our most welcomed spring arrivals

  • Species of the day: Meadow Brown

    Species of the day: Meadow Brown

    There’s no British butterfly species more ubiquitous than the Meadow Brown, found in just about every grassy habitat across the British Isles and indeed much further afield

  • Orchids in Sussex

    Orchids in Sussex

    Every year, Glenn goes out to look for and count orchids.

  • Species of the day: Meadowsweet

    Species of the day: Meadowsweet

    Should you happen to wander alongside a stream, you may become aware of a rather sweet fragrance, that of the dainty Meadowsweet

  • Species of the day: Dark Bush Cricket

    Species of the day: Dark Bush Cricket

    You’re likely to see a Dark Bush Cricket crawling and sunbathing amongst ancient hedgerows, particularly in the southern half of Britain where they’re the most common

  • Species of the day: Hemlock

    Species of the day: Hemlock

    Hemlock likely needs little introduction for its reputation precedes it as a notoriously toxic member of the widely distributed ‘carrot’ family

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