What you might see

Grazing by cattle is a key part of the management and at certain times of the year you will see British Whites in this area, a breed well suited to conservation grazing.

Many of the beautiful flowers associated with chalk grassland such as Common Centaury, Squinancywort, Clustered Bellflower, Lady’s Bedstraw and Kidney Vetch are present from May to August, as are butterflies such as the Chalkhill Blue, Silver-spotted Skipper and Dingy Skipper. The song of Stonechat, Skylark and Whitethroat fills the air in spring and summer.

In the nesting season you can see (and hear) the colony of Kittiwakes and along the cliffs see Fulmars and Peregrine Falcon.

Green-winged Orchids can be found within the golf course by the fairways in May.

raven / Tom SB Lee

raven / Tom Lee

Postcode:
BN25 4JQ
Grid ref:
TV504980
Reserve size:
83 hectares

In this section

Reserve profile

Dogs

What you might see

Getting around

Grazing

News

Be tick aware

Be tick aware

Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

Moon Carrot at Seaford Head

Moon Carrot at Seaford Head

Members of Seaford Natural History Society carried out the annual Moon Carrot survey at Seaford Head last week. Controlling scrub on this slope seems to be having a positive effect.

Thank You, Seaford

Thank You, Seaford

Over the last two years our Seaford Community Wildlife Project has worked with schools, young people, community groups and volunteers to explore Seaford Head Nature Reserve and the local area and the amazing wildlife.