TLC Bulletin - August 2017
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Nature Now

What's happening in nature this month


Coming Up...


Events in your
Environment 


Please visit our events calendar for full details of all of the events listed below and others too!
 
August

Thur 3rd Aug 11am-2.30pm - Brickfield Wildlife Picnic, Seaford - free (LDC)

Sat 5th Aug 10am-1pm - Half Day Dragonfly Safari, Woods Mill, Henfield - £21/£15 (SWT)

Sun 6th Aug 10.30am-5pm - Falmer to Southease downland walk, nr Brighton, £8 book  (Big Lemon)

Tue 8th Aug 9.30am-3pm - Wildlife Rangers, Stanmer Park, Brighton - 12-16 years - £10 (SWT)

Fri 11th Aug 10am-12.30pm - Lewes Downs walk - near Lewes, free (SWT)

Tue 15th Aug 10.00am-1.30pm - Sussex Half Day Dragonfly Safari, Railway Land Lewes - free (SWT)

Sun 13th Aug 12pm-6pm - Rural Day and Scruff's Dog Show, St Ann's Well Gardens, Hove - free (BHCC)

Thur 17th Aug 12pm-6pm - Kites for Lost Species, ONCA Gallery Brighton (ONCA)

Sat 19th - Sun 20th Aug - Brunswick Festival, Brunswick Square, Hove - free (BHCC)

Thur 24th Aug 8pm-10pm - Wildlife Rangers Bat Walk, Stanmer Park - 12-16 years - £5 per child (SWT)

Mon 28th Aug 10am-12pm - Clean up day at Bevendean Avenue, Brighton (BHCC)


September
 
Sun 3rd Sept 10.30am-1.30pm - Guided Walk of Tide Mills, nr Newhaven - free (NTC)

Sun 10th Sept 10.30am-3.30pm - Saddlescombe Farm Heritage Open Day, nr Devil's Dyke - free (NT)

Sun 24th Sept 11am-5pm - Apple Day, Stanmer Park - free (BPT)
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Volunteers & Jobs

Vacancy for a project officer on the Sussex Flow Initiative - deadline 18th August

Sussex Wildlife Trust's 'The Joy of Nature' photography competition 2018 is open! - deadline 18th September

August 2017


Clear Seas Ahoy!

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The summer holiday season has arrived, and with it the opportunity for more leisure time outdoors - subject of course to the vagaries of the English weather!
The natural world around us is in glorious peak condition 
- see our monthly Nature Now diary for what's going on with wildlife, plus our interactive Explore map for the environment on your doorstep.

Many of us this month will be enjoying our privileged location by spending time at the seaside of The Living Coast (TLC), so please then spare a thought about how we can use it responsibly and help to keep the sea clean or even improve its water quality.  


A new campaign called 'Clear Seas' (Supporting Sealife) has been launched by the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) and its partners (including TLC) to encourage all sea-users to help to look after the marine environment. Have a read of this month's Bio Blog (below right), by Nick Rogers of Sussex IFCA, to find out how you can help to keep our sea special - including special advice for all of us landlubbers!
Take a look also at the 'WoW' section (below left) for our tips on the best places to visit along the coastline of The Living Coast.   

Staying with a watery theme, we are grateful to our partner South East Water for funding the latest round of the 'Our Water Matters' project to engage six primary school classes in Newhaven and Peacehaven in fun learning activities about our local water cycle.
 
Lastly, with it being the summer holidays there are of course lots of outdoor events going on, from Pride through to village fetes - for our pick of local eco-events for you to enjoy please keep an eye on our 
Calendar (summary list, left).

Happy Holidays!

    
Rich Howorth
Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership

Window On
Our World

Best Places to Be - On the Coast

Take a look at our top tips for marine marvels  in The Living Coast at:


~ Shoreham Beach & River Adur
Local Nature
Reserve with wild flowers amongst shingle, over the river estuary with saltmarsh and mudflats for birds


~ Brighton Seafront Masses of starlings over the piers, and shingle beach wildflowers along the Volks railway


~ The Undercliff, Brighton Marina to Saltdean
Fossil-filled white chalk cliffs, towering above beach rock pools and chalk reef, with traffic-free path


~ Castle Hill, Newhaven
Extensive sea views from this
flower-rich Local Nature Reserve, above Newhaven Fort, West Beach and Friars Bay marine conservation area
 


Bio Blog

Clear Seas for The Living Coast

The Living Coast marine environment has a wealth of world-class marine habitats - including the chalk reefs all along our coast and the muds and saltmarsh of the Adur Estuary. Our Sussex seas are known to support a multitude of wildlife ranging from dolphins to seahorses!

Whilst it’s great to make use of what we have right on our doorstep, the marine environment is under stress from human pressures: this can be from something as seemingly harmless as dropping an empty crisp packet on the beach! 

The 
Clear Seas campaign run by the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority helps all those using the sea to look after it, whether on a daily basis, or whether you are simply passing by. S
imple actions that us "landlubbers" can take include… read full blog

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