Owl Box Maintenance Gets Tougher.

With national coronavirus pandemic restrictions ebbing and flowing like a tide on the seashore, we faced a dilemma about undertaking our seasonal maintenance on our scores of barn owl boxes whilst conforming to all Government restrictions.     All owl boxes in our conservation area are visited during the winter.   This maintenance is extremely […]

Information from CPRE Sussex

The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group are posting this advice received from CPRE Sussex to help support the invaluable work they do in striving to protect valuable countryside from being damaged or disappearing beneath building and other development. Please read and support if possible. Thank you.   CPRE Sussex Spring Festival of Countryside Talks. Looking […]

Meadow Care Applied

With a queue of seasonal tasks still remaining after the delay caused by the first coronavirus national lockdown, we quickly moved on to tackle the annual meadow cut required at Pond Lye Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI). An advance contingent of volunteers had attended to cut the knee length grass that was covering the […]

A Bad Year for Humans but a Great One for Bats.

This year has been exceptionally difficult to manage all our countryside and wildlife projects with COVID-19 affecting all of our lives and normal practices. None more so than our bat conservation work throughout our local countryside.     One of the scores of bat boxes installed in our local woodlands.   In the months prior […]