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Harvest mice surveys and starling murmurations

Posted on 17th November 2014 by WWT Arundel

Paul Steven’s weekly diary runs as the Wildlife Sightings column in the weekly Observer series of newspapers. When people think of our wetland reserve they usually think of ducks but many small mammals live on the site[...]

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Dragonflies defy the frost & passerines dine on the hedgerows

Posted on 10th November 2014 by WWT Arundel

Paul Steven’s weekly diary runs as the Wildlife Sightings column in the weekly Observer series of newspapers. I thought the heavy frost we had last Thursday to be the death knell to this seasons dragonfly population but[...]

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Kingfishers and little grebe fish on Arun Riverlife

Posted on 13th October 2014 by WWT Arundel

Paul Steven’s weekly diary runs as the Wildlife Sightings column in the weekly Observer series of newspapers. It’s raining again today. Last week we had over 122 mm of rain on the reserve last week. The teal have [...]

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Kingfisher showoff delights Sunday visitors

Posted on 6th October 2014 by WWT Arundel

Paul Steven’s weekly diary runs as the Wildlife Sightings column in the weekly Observer series of newspapers. There was frost on the boardwalk when I arrived at Arundel Wetland Centre on Sunday morning. The cold [...]

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Education taster sessions for teachers

Posted on 30th September 2014 by WWT Arundel

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is holding an Open Day for teachers on Sunday 5 October. Teachers must register in advance to visit the reserve for this tour and a preview of the education sessions on offer and receive a WWT &[...]

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Cross over season starts to brings in teal, gadwall and wigeon

Posted on 29th September 2014 by WWT Arundel

Paul Steven’s weekly diary runs as the Wildlife Sightings column in the weekly Observer series of newspapers. IT’S CROSS OVER season now with many warblers migrating to southern Europe and Africa while a few water [...]

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More to pick than blackberries

Posted on 20th September 2014 by WWT Arundel

Great weather this year means green spaces hold a bumper crop for foragers The wet winter, sunny spring and mild summer have combined to bring a bumper crop of wild food to the countryside this year. During the ‘[...]

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Bio-blitz butterflies & a soaring sparrow hawk

Posted on 26th August 2014 by WWT Arundel

Paul Steven’s weekly Wildlife Sightings column also appears in the Chichester Observer, the Littlehampton Gazette, the Bognor Regis Observer, the Shoreham Herald and the Worthing Herald. COLIN Knight of Butterfly [...]

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Bio-Blitz surveys find canary moth and clouded yellows

Posted on 19th August 2014 by WWT Arundel

This is Paul Steven’s weekly Wildlife Sightings column written  August 18,  appearing in the Chichester Observer, the Littlehampton Gazette, the Bognor Regis Observer, the Shoreham Herald and the Worthing Herald. A [...]

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Beetlemania - scarce bug recorded

Posted on 19th July 2014 by WWT Arundel

June 4: WWT Arundel grounds warden Terry Clements kicked off beetlemania among staff on June 4 when he found a Greater Silver Water Beetle in the Icelandic Pen near the feeders. These endangered beetles are mainly found [...]

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