Archive of: Wildlife

  • Bank voles

    Bank voles

    The staff garden at Woods Mill is home to a healthy population of bank voles.

  • Flies with Thighs

    Flies with Thighs

    Grubbing about on the shingle recently looking for rare spiders I came across this hoverfly with swollen femora near the Mary Stanford lifeboat House.

  • Nightingale

    Nightingale

    Every year Nightingales make an incredible 3,000 mile journey from West Africa to the UK to breed, and Sussex is one of the best counties to listen out for them.

  • Ducklings

    Ducklings

    ​It’s duckling season and while these adorable bundles of fluff can be seen paddling about on ponds across Sussex, they can also turn up in some rather more unusual locations.

  • If you build it, they will come

    If you build it, they will come

    Around four years ago, we attempted to rejuvenate one of the fields at Woods Mill​ into something less grass dominated and more meadow-like. A sign that a project like this has become really successful though is when host-specific invertebrates turn up to feed on the their food plants.

  • 30 Days Wild at The Secret Campsite

    30 Days Wild at The Secret Campsite

    Guest blogger Tim Bullen from The Secret Campsite, shares his 30 Days Wild adventures & looks forward to this year’s Secret Wildlife Festival

  • Fox cubs in the garden

    Fox cubs in the garden

    Fox cubs are now old enough to explore and play makes up an important part of their day

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