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The moon, the sea and the tides

Living in Hastings most of us love the sea – either to look at, appreciate the light, the sun and the moon shining on the sea.  And be in it. And now it is a wonderful sight on a still sunny morning or evening seeing people taking to the sea, swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking and kite surfing. But how much do people really know about the marine environment?

Posted 11:43 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 In: Nature Tags: Hastings Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Tidal Compass William Thomson

Rare new tree for Alexandra Park

A wollemi pine, an historic tree, has been planted in Alexandra Park in Hastings, a green space that is renowned for its collection of trees, both rare and common. Over 2000 trees of about 400 different kinds (including forms and cultivars) grow in the park, and there are more in the adjacent woods.

Posted 13:43 Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 In: Nature Tags: Alexandra Park Cllr Colin Fitzgerald wollemi pine

Mini Wood Fest at Victorian walled garden

This free mini festival, as with everything the Bohemia Walled Garden does, is designed to promote our connection with the natural world and all of its bounty. All welcome to come along and enjoy, learn and experience a woodland walk, making nutcrackers, a wood art display, willow basket making, hurdle making, wood games and activities, pruning and hot drinks.

Posted 08:51 Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 In: Nature Tags: Bohemia Walled Garden Association Mary Dawson Mini Wood Fest Woodland Trust

Council duty to stop unnecessary tree felling

Recently HOT heard from one of our regular readers – a local resident who is passionate about protecting green spaces and trees – that plans have been submitted to the council to fell trees (71 of which have Tree Protection Orders) at Beauport Caravan Park. Chris Hurrell, Bernard McGinley and Zelly Restorick report.

Posted 13:19 Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 In: Nature Tags: Bernard McGinley Chris Hurrell Hastings Borough Council Planning Committee Michael Gove Ms Doubtfire planning committee Sir William Worsley Zelly Restorick

Nature Walk at Ore Valley

The next Heart of Hastings guided Nature Walk is this Saturday 8 September from 10am, featuring tree surgeon and artist, Jim Roseveare, story-teller and herbalist, Ben Edwards and Claire Land, Forest School Leader. Anton Hack writes.

Posted 06:08 In: Nature Tags: Anton Hack Ben Edwards Forest Schools Heart of Hastings herbalist herbs Jim Roseveare trees

Herb walk with Ben Fairlight Edwards

Having experienced one of Ben Fairlight Edward’s renowned herbal walks in Ore Valley with Heart of Hastings, Catherine Pinhorn felt motivated to arrange one for exploring Hastings Country Park. You are cordially invited to share in the experience.

Posted 10:08 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Nature Tags: Ben Fairlight Edwards herb walk herbal remedies

Naturising the south east!

HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes about her own experience of naturism – and asks Philip Baker, who also loves to walk around unhindered by clothes, about his own experiences and what is happening locally, should fellow naturists wish to make each other’s acquaintance at one of the naturist gatherings and events which he organises.

Posted 09:43 Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 In: Nature Tags: British Naturists Eastbourne Naturist Swim Club Phil Baker Zelly Restorick

Guided nature walks

Anton Hack from Heart of Hastings has organised more woodland walks in Ore Valley, involving specialists on the field of trees, herbs, foraging and birds. As you’ll see from David Young’s photos from the last walk, the area is beautiful, yet another of the hidden natural areas in this area. 

Posted 21:02 Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 In: Nature Tags: Anton Hack Heart of Hastings Ore Valley woodland walks
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