Back to working for nature.

Once more coronavirus ‘lockdown’ restrictions are eased gradually and we are able to turn our attention to the seasonal activities that have been delayed. Normally we return to the small nature reserve called Talbot Field in the winter months to control the brush that has developed. Bramble and other unwanted brush continuously appears and needs […]

Fungal Reflections

With the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions preventing any group activity in the early months of 2021, we take a moment to reflect on the natural beauty provided by fungi in our countryside and share some of the images we have previously collected. It is not intended to provide identification of individual species which is adequately covered […]

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 […]