Group Barn Owl Conservation Area Breeding Report 2021

Each summer The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group undertake a tour of all their owl boxes included in their barn owl conservation area. We also include the tawny owl boxes that remain after the progressive year-on-year destruction inflicted on them by grey squirrels, which resulted in the unfortunate removal of the majority of the 18 […]

Net Gain for Nature Continues

The Government’s current policy for all new development to achieve a biodiversity net gain of 10% should be reassuring to those who are anxious about the loss of our natural environment and our dwindling wildlife. In practice it means less, for bringing human habitation closer to whatever close-proximity measures like small areas dedicated to nature […]

Another Boost For Local Bats.

The Woodland, Flora & Fauna Group is continuously seeking ways to enhance the survival prospects of local wildlife and when funds become available we undertake new initiatives. At the end of last year we provided bat boxes in a Hassocks woodland with a generous donation towards the total cost from the owner. This increased the […]

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 […]