The Eastbourne Group visited Woods Mill on 18 June 2015 and on a guided walk lead by Mike Russell in glorious sunshine were well rewarded with some great sightings of 21 bird species, 7 of Dragonflies/Damselflies, 9 species of Butterflies and 2 of Moths plus numerous plant species. The highlights included the purring of a Turtle Dove, a Cuckoo, a Little Grebe with chicks, both the Banded and Beautiful Demoiselles (see photo of the latter), an Emperor Dragonfly ovipositing, the first Large Skipper of the year for many of us and a large number of very small “froglets” crossing a path in front of us.
Red Deer stags are often seen wallowing as preparation for the rut. This behaviour is thought to help spread their scent and make them appear darker and more intimidating to rivals.— Sussex Wildlife Trust 🦔 (@SussexWildlife) September 23, 2021
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How to tell the difference between Ivy Bees & wasps? The answer, WildCall Officer Charlotte tells us, is "Observation!" Ivy Bees look like Honey Bees & are fluffier than wasps, which have a distinctive narrower waist. Which is where the expression "wasp waist" comes from! pic.twitter.com/vq3XrAK3hJ— Sussex Wildlife Trust 🦔 (@SussexWildlife) September 22, 2021