Archive of: Wildlife

  • Cormorant


    Cormorants are supremely skilled at catching fish and will dive to depths of six metres or more in pursuit of their prey, staying submerged for a good 30 seconds before coming up for air.

  • Nature Tots go wild in March

    Nature Tots go wild in March

    Spring is in the air and Sussex Wildlife Trust Nature Tots parent and child outdoor adventure groups are back for children aged 3-5 in Brighton, Crawley, Eastbourne, Henfield, Horsham and Rye.

  • Nature 2020

    Nature 2020

    Nature2020 events connecting people and nature will be springing up throughout the year and across The Living Coast, Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

  • Starlings


    Starlings spectacular star-studded winter plumage develops a glossy sheen of sumptuous purple and green iridescence for the breeding season, glistening with galactic colour.

  • Turning over a new stone

    Turning over a new stone

    The Turnstone is an expert in its field, named after its most obvious behaviour of turning stones to look for hidden prey.

  • December 2019 - Rye Harbour Wildlife

    December 2019 - Rye Harbour Wildlife

    It was good to see a Smew on the reserve this month, with a ‘redhead’ (i.e. female or immature) present on the Quarry from the 9th until the end of the month.

  • Fly Agaric

    Fly Agaric

    Fly Agaric was certainly common on Christmas cards in Victorian and Edwardian times, when it was seen as a symbol of good luck.