At some point over the coming week (24th July – 1st August) please consider taking part in our BIG BUTTERFLY COUNT, a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It’s really simple and I’m certain you’ll find it enjoyable and rewarding. www.bigbutterflycount.org
July is a great month for butterflies. Here’s the latest news:
First recorded sighting: 26th June at Mill Wood, Peasmarsh by Mike Pepler. Read the rest of this entry »
A fascinating walk on Sunday 5th July, starting at 10:30 through woods, meadows, orchards, heath and fields, in search of fantastic fauna, hidden archaeology, stunning views and wild beasts. The walk will begin from, and end in, Peasmarsh Main Street. It will be led by the excellent Michael Blencowe, although I plan to be there too (with family) to enjoy the amble and exploration. The walk is approx 3 miles will take 3-4 hours (with a stop for lunch). Please bring a lunchtime snack and refreshments. Suncream/block is highly recommended and walking boots with ankle support are also recommended as some paths can be uneven.
The first Rother Woods Project event of the new year will be a search for Brown Hairstreak eggs this Saturday. Starting 10am at Stonelink Farm, Stubb Lane, Brede (TQ842183). Brown Hairstreak has not been recorded in Rother for many years but that’s not to say they aren’t here! The females descend from tree-tops to lay eggs on blackthorn. We’ll search the excellent blackthorn hedges at Stonelink Farm for the tiny white eggs, and then move off to search hedgerows. Use the link below for a map and directions. click here for map
You are invited to help create an excellent area for wildlife – birds, butterflies and bats. It’s also a great opportunity to get some fresh air and light exercise just after Christmas. Well behaved children are welcome. Come along on Sunday 28th December any time from 9am. We’ll stay until lunchtime. It’s an enjoyable and healthy way to spend the morning. Click here for location.