• The humble House Sparrow

      The humble House Sparrow

      House sparrows may not be the most colourful bird in the UK, or the most impressive singer, but they’ve long been one of our favourites, because they live in such close proximity to people. Their friendly little faces are a common sight in many parks and gardens

    • Survey of top retailers: only one of 20 says they will eliminate peat this year

      Survey of top retailers: only one of 20 says they will eliminate peat this year

      A new survey shows that only one of 20 leading garden retailers contacted by The Wildlife Trusts reported that it would eliminate peat from its shelves this year – and the survey reveals an overall lack of ambition by retailers to set targets to end peat sales. Last year, the voluntary target set by the Government to end sales of peat composts to amateur gardeners was missed.

    • Our creative anthology: Walking

      Our creative anthology: Walking

      After months where many of us have only left our homes for a walk, it feels only right to celebrate the steps we have taken.

    • Black Bream Nests

      Black Bream Nests

      When we think of nests, our thoughts immediately go to birds, building intricate shelters in which to lay their eggs and rear their newborns. However, a number of fishes also create nests

    • Our creative anthology: Glossary

      Our creative anthology: Glossary

      As observers of nature we often notice the small things, the marks and texture of leaves for example, or the patterns in the bark of a tree. And it’s often the small details that can make our writing vivid, more interesting, and in many cases more beautiful.

    • Hedgehog Award

      Hedgehog Award

      The Hedgehog Award is a simple fun way for children of all ages to earn an award while exploring nature and learning new skills. It’s a perfect project for the Easter break.

    • Turning the tide

      Turning the tide

      Today the new Nearshore Trawling Byelaw has been announced. This is a major milestone for Sussex and we are thrilled. As a result of this byelaw, trawling will be excluded from the West Sussex Nearshore waters out to 4km. Our local and national decision makers have made real space for nature.

    • If I had a 'hammer.

      If I had a 'hammer.

      After eight years of hoping and waiting a Yellowhammer flies into my Horsham District garden.

    • Our creative anthology: Collage

      Our creative anthology: Collage

      Our anthology is gathering pace, and thank you so much for your entries so far. They’re brilliant. This week Lucy looks at collaging as a way of creating a piece of writing.

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