Archive of: Wildlife

  • Species of the day: Primrose

    Species of the day: Primrose

    ‘Primrose Day’ was created on April 19th to celebrate Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli’s love for his favourite flower

  • Species of the day: Herring Gull

    Species of the day: Herring Gull

    The Herring Gull splits public opinion like no other bird. It may appear a familiar sight and sound across the length and breadth of the country, indeed in many areas you’d argue they’re hard to avoid - but astonishingly it’s in catastrophic decline.

  • Snail Race

    Snail Race

    The Sussex Wildlife Trust brings you the excitement of….. Snail Racing.

  • Species of the Day: Lipped Snails

    Species of the Day: Lipped Snails

    ​There are a couple of species of Lipped Snails commonly found in Britain - they’re cleverly named Brown (Cepaea nemoralis) and White-lipped (Cepaea hortensis) according to the colour of the band closest to the opening (or aperture) of the shell.

  • Species of the day: Jackdaw

    Species of the day: Jackdaw

    Jackdaws are a highly social species and one of a small number who have an exceptional pair bond and may possibly mate for life.

  • Species of the day: Peacock

    Species of the day: Peacock

    The Peacock is certainly one of our most recognisable butterflies, its showy and spectacular eyespots giving it its common name.

  • Chaffinch - Bird Song

    Chaffinch - Bird Song

    The Chaffinch, our most familiar British Finch. Perhaps surprisingly it’s the UK’s third commonest breeding bird after Wren and Robin, estimated at more than 6 million pairs.

  • In my garden

    In my garden

    The first thing Katie Parker likes to do in the garden at this time of year is to take a walk around and look to see what is growing, and what survived the winter.

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