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Wood People Connective: ‘Favourite Trees’

This National Tree Week, the Wood People Connective offers you the opportunity to participate in their Online Tree Art Exhibition: “Favourite Trees”. Inspired by the wood wide web, they want us to maintain our connection with the trees and each other. Wood People Connective representative, Beccy McCray writes.

Posted 21:52 Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 In: Nature

“Get outside this winter!”

Have we all lost our connection with the wild? The important lessons to be learned there? The play to be enjoyed? The vital top-up of Vitamin D? Luke Funnell and his team at Project Rewild feels passionately about our connection with the ‘outside world’ – and offers opportunities for both children and adults to experience and explore how it feels to run, dance, play and learn in our beautiful natural environments. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks Luke why he feels so strongly about this issue.

Posted 20:26 In: Nature Tags: Project Rewild

Robert Bathurst interview with Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Actor Robert Bathurst recently spoke to Emma Chaplin of the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve to discuss life in lockdown, nature and his frequent visits to Sussex’s natural attractions.

Posted 13:23 Wednesday, Jul 1, 2020 In: Nature Tags: Emma Chaplin Robert Bathurst Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sussex Wildlife Trust

Hastings Green Party demands end to local pesticide spraying

Petition launched against ‘probably carcinogenic’ pesticide being used in the town. 

Posted 16:47 Thursday, May 28, 2020 In: Nature Tags: Hastings Green Party

Locking down, slowing down, opening up: walks in the Country Park

Andrew Colquhoun, vice-chair of the Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, has been taking advantage of lockdown days to enjoy the park in all its springtime glory. He also took the photos.

Posted 11:24 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 In: Nature Tags: Andrew Colquhoun Country Park lockdown

Project Rewild

Under the all-encompassing veil of Coronavirus and the collective pain and fear, this has brought to people, something remarkable and heart-warming is happening… quiet footpaths are becoming well-trodden, previously secret hideaways are now being explored, the sound of children’s laughter is drifting through the woods as naturally as the sound of the blackbird’s song. Hastings is rewilding. Luke Funnell, the founder of Project Rewild tells us about his exciting new project.

Posted 22:32 Monday, May 18, 2020 In: Nature Tags: Hastings Project Rewild

Garden birds and summer migrants

Caroline Russell, membership administrator of Friends of Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, shares her love of local bird life.

Posted 16:57 Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020 In: Nature

Strandliners: Cleaner Rivers, Cleaner Seas

Everyone at Strandliners sends best wishes and good health to all at these strange and uncertain times. They are in the process of creating some new methods of sharing news, activities and support for all, including those who may not be able to access the outdoors as usual. Andy Dinsdale writes.

Posted 15:16 In: Grassroots,Nature Tags: Strandliners
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