Bat Conservation Effort Continues

The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group began championing the welfare of our local bat populations in 2008/9 when we recognised their need for assistance. A grant was obtained and scores of roosting and hibernation boxes were installed in a wide area of local woodlands by our volunteers. They have provided safe havens for roosting bat species continuously […]

2019 SNCI Annual Meadow Cut Undertaken

Having rescued the meadow at Pond Lye SNCI from the blackthorn and bramble growth that had virtually destroyed it, we now have the on-going responsibility to maintain it in good condition to encourage back the previous distinctive flora species that earned the site status it holds. This is a massive task for our volunteers with a […]

Volunteer Historian Required To Aid The River Ouse Project

In our capacity as a Sussex nature conservation group some members of The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group support other similar environmental initiatives. One of these is the River Ouse Project. The organisers of the project need a volunteer to fill a special role and have asked if we can assist them by advertising the vacancy which is described […]

Summer Dormouse Box Checks

We have once again commenced dormouse checks on all boxes and tubes mounted in woodland within our local countryside. Volunteer teams have been undertaking monthly checks on all boxes and records kept. Dormice are rare and even in woodlands where a presence exists they have a patchy distribution. This is thought to be a reflection of […]

Trevor Beebee Talk Success

The talk given by Trevor Beebee on 29th August at Hurstpierpoint Village Centre was a great success. The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group sponsored evening was well attended and enjoyed by all. A short introduction by the sponsors describing our conservation work was followed by a very descriptive illustrated talk by the author and emeritus […]