Identification Charts

Click on the pictures to download identification charts showing some of the things you may find around the countryside park.

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Damselflies

Some of the damselflies found in the Park

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Dragonflies

Some of the dragonflies found in the Park

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Butterflies

Most of the butterflies found in the Park

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Early Spring Flowers

Some early flowers in the Park

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Summer Flowers

A few of the flowers found in summer

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Late Summer Flowers

Some of the last to appear in the summer

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Berries & Nuts

A few of the seeds that can be found in late summer

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Fungi

A few of the fungi found in the woods

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Larger Resident Birds

Some of the larger birds that can be seen all year

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Smaller Resident Birds

Some of the smaller birds that can be seen all year

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Water Birds

Some of the birds that can be seen on the lakes, especially in winter

Footpaths - 14 October

All paths are walkable although some are a bit overgrown and there are a few muddy patches.

Report overgrown rights of way to East Sussex and other paths to the Friends of Combe Valley.

Latest News

Whooper Swan

This year our usual winter-visiting wildfowl have been joined by a Whooper Swan. This unusual visitor to the park was last recorded here 12 years ago.

New on this website

April 2022 - A new section, "Nature's Calendar", has been added giving details of what to look out for around the Countryside Park at different times of the year.