Now is the time to look for Nightjars

If you haven’t yet been up on to the Forest in the evening now is the best time to get up there and enjoy the sights and sounds! Although the weather hasn’t been that appealing the wildlife is still getting on with it. Arrive about an hour before dusk in an open area of heathland not that far from woodland, and stay until at least 10pm, and you should hear the distinctive sound of Nightjars churring. Continue reading

Rye Harbour – 15th June 2013

Alan and Maureen, Shaun, Bob and Sue met at RHNR and were glad to have brought extra trews, hats and coats, as it was very windy. Dunnock, pied wagtail, house sparrow, herring gull, feral pigeon, chaffinch, jackdaw, blackbird, wood pigeon and collared dove were noted in the car park, and as we began our walk a whitethroat was seen and heard singing. A rock pipit was in full song somewhere on the salt Continue reading

Ashdown Forest in the News

Ashdown Forest made it in to the Daily Mail newspaper after a fire raged through an estimated 60 hectares of heathland around Long car park to Chelwood Gate. In the report there was a picture of our Forest Rangers and also of the devastation. Winds quickly whipped up the flames and the fire spread extremely quickly. There is a report that it could have been arson. Considering how wet it has been it Continue reading