Varied ancient wood pasture with ponds, streams, meadows and reclaimed arable land under conversion back to woodland
Ebernoe Common is dominated by old wood pasture where Commoners would have turned out their cattle or pigs to graze and browse on young trees and scrub, beech mast and acorns, or on the grassy meadows in glades and clearings. Grazing stopped by the middle of the 20th century and the wood pasture became more and more overgrown. When Sussex Wildlife Trust bought the reserve in 1980 great effort went into opening up glades and rides, and restoring grazing to the reserve.
Nightingale singing at Ebernoe Common
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15 November 2023
Matt Rich, Ranger, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve went on a How to ID Fungus course. He tells us more about what he learned
31 October 2023
A massive thank you to everyone who has supported our Forest Copse appeal. You have helped us raise £110,000 to buy three fields adjoining the northern edge of our Ebernoe Common nature reserve.
13 October 2023
With your help, we’re now over three-quarters of the way towards the £110,000 needed to buy three fields adjoining the northern edge of our Ebernoe Common nature reserve.
17 September 2023
This autumn we need to raise £110,000 to purchase three fields adjoining our nature reserve at Ebernoe Common. Help restore our landscape.