Wildlife page

Three species of bats out in force in warm summer, including one of our largest species, the Noctule, which may be seen in the early evening flying high above the Rye and Dyke.

Noctule
Pipistrelle
Daubentons

The Rye, Dyke and local woods as well as our gardens are good places for wildlife. If you have pictures of animals or flowers you would like to share on our website please send them to me with not more than a tweets worth of information.

Male silver washed fritillary feeding on bramble by picnic tables in Keep Hill woods. July 2018
Female silver washed fritillary feeding on bramble near picnic tables in Keep Hill woods. July 2018. Upper wing with heavier black patterning than the coppery male. Also note underwing pattern.
Wood Anenome in Dean Garden Woods
Wood Sorrel in Dean Garden Woods

 

Grey heron incubation in the Abbey in February
Three chicks in April
Slow worm in Keephill Woods
Marsh marigolds in the marsh at Holywell Mead
Ghostly cormorants in the Abbey exchanging views