Scientific Reports (Nature) has just published the first national survey [PDF] of rural hedgehog populations in England and Wales. Residents with an interest in the local hedgehog and badger populations may want to take a look.
Wednesday, 20th June 2018 2:00pm–4:00pm
Midsummer at Woods Mill
Thursday, 21st June 2018 6:30pm–8:30pm
Summer Bird Walk
Wednesday, 27th June 2018 3:00pm–4:30pm
Weekend Wildlife Walk
Saturday, 30th June 2018 10:00am–11:30am
Weekend Wildlife Walk
Saturday, 30th June 2018 2:00pm–3:30pm
Meet at the noticeboard by the bridge. Free events. No booking required, just turn up. If you need more information, you can contact James Duncan.
Due to popular demand and the success of the last calendar, Fulking villagers are putting together another photographic calendar to be published in 2019. Some lovely winter and spring photos have been taken ..
We have now decided to extend the deadline for photo submissions until 30th June so we can include wonderful pictures of the South Downs landscapes in full leaf.
So — please email your best photos of the following: Fulking and environs through the seasons, landscapes of the South Downs, scenic Downland villages, also wildlife, farming life, community life. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be fully credited and receive a free copy of the calendar.
Photos should be landscape format [horizontal] if possible, and preferably of a minimum pixel dimension of 2500 x 1700. Please get snapping and send in those submissions!
Jen Green (552)
Are your neighbours considering a development? What protected species are most suitable for disrupting their plans? How can you get the critters to take up residence on their land? How can you best document their presence in ways that will persuade the planning authority to veto the project? Sadly, this brief course does not directly address these fundamental questions. But attending it will be much cheaper than hiring ecoNIMBY Associates LLC and you may learn something relevant to your campaign.
Over 2500 species of moths have been recorded in the UK. Join us as we open the previous night’s moth trap in order to identify just how many of those we’ve caught. Meet at the noticeboard by the bridge. Free event, though booking essential as places are limited. To book please contact James Duncan.
The gardens at Newtimber Place will be open as part of the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) on Sunday 15th April between 2:00pm and 5:30pm. The gardens are lovely at this time of year with stunning daffodils and beautiful fritillaries. Beautiful Grade I listed C16/C17 moated house (not open). Gardens and woods full of bulbs and wild flowers in spring. Herbaceous border and lawns. Moat flanked by water plants. Mature trees. Wild garden, ducks, chickens and fish. Tea and home made cakes in aid of the church. There are ducks, chickens and guinea fowl wandering around so dogs need to be kept on a lead. Admission £5.00, children free.