Nature reserve guided walks begin again on World Shorebirds Day

I’m glad we’ve been able to share so much of our wildlife with people here and on social media since March, but it was good to be able to show people wildlife in the flesh again. Dr Barry Yates Dr Barry Yates, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Manager tells us about the first guided walk in many […]

A love of the natural world… from Hastings to Rye and everything in between

Actor Robert Bathurst is a lover of walks between Hastings and Rye and a regular visitor to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. He also featured with reserve manager Barry Yates, in an ITV programme called Britain’s Favourite Walks, which is soon going to be repeated. Emma Chaplin caught up with him over the phone. How are you finding […]

Strandliners will make sure you’ll never see the beach the same way again –

‘Our surveys enable us to gauge the health of the ocean from what washes up.’ Andy Dinsdale has lived in Fairlight all his life. He’s been a juggler, worked for an engineering firm and has covered temporary posts at Sussex Wildlife Trust as a Learning and Engagement Officer. He’s been leading riverbank and beach cleans […]

Walkers will better understand the function of the wetlands

Wetlands are enormously important they help provide clean water, flood protection, provide food, capture carbon, promote biodiversity and provide an environment for quiet relaxation. So what exactly are wetlands? They are naturally low lying or water-fed areas of land which help store and filter huge amounts of water. In doing so, they enable wildlife to […]

Discovery Centre tours show-off project’s progress

Sussex Wildlife Trust welcomed two groups for ‘hard hat’ tours of the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre build, expertly led by Baxall Construction last week.. Everyone donned hard hats and high vis vests, then Sussex Wildlife Trust Chief Executive Officer, Tor Lawrence, welcomed each group, which comprised members of the Discovery Centre Appeal Board, Friends of […]