Nothing sums up a Sussex summer more than watching our beautiful butterflies while they dance over the Downs, wander through our woods or circle us while we sunbathe in our back gardens. As we head into the summer the number of different butterfly species you can see in The Living Coast area increases and July is the peak time to head out and hunt for them.
Posted: 30 June 2017 | Comments: 0
The Brighton & Lewes Downs UNESCO World Biosphere Region has unveiled a new identity for our area as ‘The Living Coast’ – billed as the place where people and nature come together in our world-class environment.
The Living Coast (‘TLC’) aims to engage many more residents, organisations and visitors in enjoying and improving our special environment of Downs, Towns and Coast which are the three elements of the new identity.
Posted: 31 March 2017 | Comments: 0
On a crisp and frosty January morning the South Downs are stunning. Each blade of grass becomes a glistening jewel. This sparkling landscape stuns us throughout the year, its gentle inclines and steep scarp slopes contrasting so perfectly to the towns below on the coast, Weald and flood-plains.
Posted: 05 January 2017 | Comments: 0
Your tinsel covered Christmas tree may be a big part of your festive celebrations but, as we pass through winter, there are a number of native evergreen plants in our Biosphere that provide a vital service for our wildlife – notably Ivy and Mistletoe.
Posted: 30 November 2016 | Comments: 0