Join mycologist Martin Allinson for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible across Newtimber Hill on Friday 19th October from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Wear suitable clothing and bring lunch. Tea and cake will be served upon return to Saddlescombe. Supervised children are welcome. Booking essential. Click the image for more information.
Category Archives: Talk
Beginners’ Writing Course
at the Community Cafe, Poynings sports field
Writing exercises and friendly support to kick start and develop your ideas — we all have a story to tell. Contact Sandra Slinger on 01273 857205 for more information and to secure your place.
Four weeks for £20.00. All contributions will be donated to the Poynings Community Cafe. Tea and cakes will be available for purchase.
Woods Mill Walks
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.
Butterflying on Newtimber Hill
Devil’s Dyke wild food walk, talk and picnic
Learn how our ancestors foraged for food and medicinal herbs at spectacular Devil’s Dyke where people have lived off the land for thousands of years. We’ll be taking a walk around Devil’s Dyke and pointing out the plants from the tasty and not so tasty, to those that are poisonous or have medicinal benefits. Finish off by enjoying your picnic overlooking some of the best views in Sussex. Booking essential.
Historical Voices of the Rifle Range
Saddlescombe Orchid walk and talk
Resident NT ranger and orchid enthusiast, Graham Wellfare, is offering a wonderful day out on the downs this June. Specifically for those interested in orchids, as a species, you can learn more about these amazing plants. Details here.
Join us as dusk settles to look and listen for the variety of bird species that inhabit Woods Mill. As some head to roost, we’ll listen out for the most prolific of night time singers, the song thrush, the blackbird, the robin and of course, the glorious nightingale. We’ll also keep our eyes peeled for silent nocturnal hunters, the owls. Meet at the noticeboard by the bridge. Free event. No booking required, just turn up. For more information please contact James Duncan.
Wildlife and the Planning Process
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.