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Rewilding at Knepp Estate: Our Walking Safari Experience

This September, we took the opportunity to thank our volunteers and staff for their hard work and dedication, with a long-awaited trip to see the fantastic rewilding project at Knepp Estate, south of Horsham. The estate was originally used for intensive farming, until 2001 when the owners took the bold decision to end farming Continue reading

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August’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

While August was not a predictable month for the weather, our volunteers were reliable in recording and submitting their wildlife sightings. In the fifth month of our survey, a total of 69 records were submitted! We now have volunteers regularly contributing their wildlife sightings, … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of VJ Day: Stories from the War Memorials

Sidlesham   On the Sidlesham War Memorial are the names of two Brothers, Charles Frederick Dowdy and Harry Ernest Dowdy. Both brothers were in the Royal Navy. Charles Dowdy died in the sinking of HMS Barham in November 1941, which … Continue reading

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July’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

In the fourth month of our Find Wildlife From Home Survey, we surpassed 200 submissions! Some of these sightings were recorded at FLOW project improved wetland sites, by volunteers working independently. Thank you to those who have already signed up … Continue reading

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Spring Summer Newsletter 2020

This year’s spring summer newsletter is now out! Our newsletter team has collated great stories and photos from our members and volunteers – thank you to those who contributed to this edition, despite the unusual and difficult events impacting us … Continue reading

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June’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

We are now into our third month of our Find Wildlife From Home Survey, and the submissions keep coming in! June brought even more hot weather to the peninsula, allowing our followers to record sightings both at home and further … Continue reading

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May’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

Our followers have been busy recording for the second month of our Find Wildlife From Home Survey, and we have now surpassed 100 submissions in total! Volunteers have also been borrowing the live-moth trap from FLOW project leader, Jane, to … Continue reading

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The Names on the War Memorial: Selsey 1939-1945

Alan Dennis Abery, died 13th April 1940 Alan was one of the first Selsey boys to enlist in the services, volunteering for the Navy. Alan was a stoker on HMS Cossack, which was patrolling off the Norwegian coast in the … Continue reading

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April’s Results: Find Wildlife From Home Survey

Spring is an excellent time to spot wildlife, as many species who hide away over winter will be emerging to reproduce. You have probably seen birds gathering nest material, perhaps found insect eggs on leaves while gardening, or have even … Continue reading

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Eileen Savill Award 2020

An annual award for young people under 25 years of age ~ Deadline for entries is Friday 31st July 2020 The Award has two main aims: to recognise those who are already caring for local wildlife or heritage and to … Continue reading

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