Sayers Common Pond Restoration Work Resumes

With a back-log of nature conservation work to complete before the end of the year, The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group volunteer work force moved on quickly to the Sayers Common Pond location where unchecked brush and reed growth had begun to over-run the area. Thistles had grown to 2.5 metres and joined with bramble, […]

Work Resumed In Nature Reserve

The work being undertaken in the Talbot Field small nature reserve was interrupted in March by the coronavirus ‘lock-down’. All work ceased suddenly leaving piles of cuttings all around the site and with wildflower plugs provided by Hassocks Parish Council waiting to be planted. The plugs were nurtured during this period but were fast becoming […]

The Owls Won’t Wait

With all human activity currently paralysed by the coronavirus pandemic our feathered friends are getting on with life as normal. This means that our local barn owls are getting on with their breeding season probably encouraged by the lack of human interference while COVID-19¬†restrictions persist.   Life carries on as normal for barn owls. With […]

Nature Reserve Work Interrupted

Volunteers worked very hard on the maintenance of the small Hassocks nature reserve named Talbot Field in very wet and muddy conditions until March this year. Due to the progressive advance of Covid-19 working practices had been modified to include volunteers arriving on site separately, social distancing whilst working, wearing gloves at all times and […]

Owl Box Maintenance Struggle

This winter has proved to be a ‘nightmare’ for The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group owl team. Not only has it been difficult to find dry days to undertake the box maintenance but so heavy has been the rainfall that the countryside has been a quagmire to negotiate.   Every location presented the same waterlogged […]