• Bank voles

      Bank voles

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

    • Stepping up

      Stepping up

      Dr Tony Whitbread writes about what his appointment as President of Sussex Wildlife Trust means to him.

    • Examination Pressure

      Examination Pressure

      Local Plans are produced by local authorities, setting out how much housing and employment space is required in their district or borough. Sussex Wildlife Trust is supportive of a plan-led system because – if done properly - it allows us to ensure that biodiversity can be embedded at the heart of communities.

    • Enough fish in the sea?

      Enough fish in the sea?

      The breeding terns in Rye Bay have been struggling to maintain their breeding populations, and it’s seems to be getting worse.

    • 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


      ​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

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