What you might see

The flower rich chalk grassland of Southerham will turn a deep blue, almost purple, in July and August. The round-headed rampion is almost exclusively found on the South Downs chalk grassland of Sussex. Its blue flower head is not a single bloom but actually a collection of smaller ones, clustered together. Adapted to a grazed habitat this is one of the final displays of the summer on a habitat that is a feast for the eyes from May through to September.

burnt-tip orchid / Graeme Lyons

News from Southerham Farm

    • The value of casual recording

      The value of casual recording

      The Trust’s Senior Ecologist blogs about the value of stumbling across quite a lot of good species whilst doing other things.

    • 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.

    • Badger Vaccination in Sussex

      Badger Vaccination in Sussex

      Sussex Wildlife Trust - in partnership with the volunteer led Sussex Badger Vaccination Group - begun a five year programme of badger vaccinations at both our Malling Down and Southerham nature reserves.

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