Autumn Winter Newsletter 2019

Sea Buckthorn Canal Walk by Felicity McStea

This year’s autumn winter newsletter is now out! Our newsletter team have received a great range of articles and photos from our members and volunteers, as well as words from our new trustee, Alex Ainge, and updates from our current wildlife and heritage project leaders.

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Read a sneak peek of the newsletter, below.

Management Matters

The Selsey Photo Archive Project is progressing well, with about 4000 photos catalogued and several hundred scanned, ready for display on a new website which is being built now. Watch out for its launch next February. Photos from the collection formed the basis for an exhibition showing how Selsey High Street has changed, which we held over August Bank Holiday weekend in Selsey… with over 300 people attending. Many were very complimentary and often has wonderful stories and memories to share. Read more.

The HLF FLOW Project Update November 2019


In September 2019…we carried out some significant improvement work at one of the stretches of the relic canal in North Mundham…The result has been significant, and many people had no idea that there had been a canal here. We dug out a 70-metre section…removed trees, rubbish and undergrowth…to ensure a green corridor still exists for birds, invertebrates and small mammals, and also acts as a natural looking barrier to prevent further tipping. Read more.



East end of the canal, before and after.


Birdwatching for Beginners by Hugh Baggaley (Last Year’s Winner of the Eileen Savill Award)


Through creating and presenting the ‘Birdwatching for Beginners’ courses at RSPB Pagham Harbour I became aware that there are many people out there who are fond of birds, and are keen to learn more about them…My ethos for the outdoor teaching is to keep the groups small and friendly. It doesn’t matter what level of knowledge anyone may have. We go over how and where to find birds, how to identify them and interesting peculiarities about their habits and natural history. Read more.


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