Archive of: Woods Mill

  • 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.

  • Nightingales

    Nightingales

    When it comes to birdsong, the nightingale is a world famous virtuoso with a voice so powerful, melodious and varied that few other species can match it.

  • What are the chalkboards at Woods Mill?

    What are the chalkboards at Woods Mill?

    We’re delighted that Woods Mill was chosen as one of Horsham District Council’s Year of culture “Hidden Gems”. To celebrate, we’ve put up a number of nature-related quotations around Woods Mill. Do come and have a hunt for them #HDYOC19

  • 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.

  • A loveliness of ladybirds

    A loveliness of ladybirds

    Have you spotted lots of ladybirds recently? Ladybirds tend to gather together at this time of year, looking for cracks and crevices to hibernate.

  • European Hornets

    European Hornets

    There’s little doubt that the European hornet is a rather fearsome looking insect. But this ferocious exterior betrays a species that is in fact rarely aggressive.

  • Willow Emerald Damselfly

    Willow Emerald Damselfly

    Commoner species of late summer dragonfly abound, but amongst the Darters and Hawkers may be the rare, slender metallic form of the Willow Emerald Damselfly.

  • Brown Hairstreak

    Brown Hairstreak

    The Brown Hairstreak is the largest of the UK’s five native Hairstreak species. Now is a great time to spot this most elusive of Butterflies at Woods Mill.

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