Identification Charts

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



Some of the damselflies found in the Park



Some of the dragonflies found in the Park

clouded yellow


Most of the butterflies found in the Park


Early Spring Flowers

Some early flowers in the Park

wild rose

Summer Flowers

A few of the flowers found in summer


Late Summer Flowers

Some of the last to appear in the summer


Berries & Nuts

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



A few of the fungi found in the woods


Larger Resident Birds

Some of the larger birds that can be seen all year


Smaller Resident Birds

Some of the smaller birds that can be seen all year


Water Birds

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

Footpaths - 12 March

Most paths are walkable now the water level has dropped. However, many are still very muddy and a few are only really walkable in wellies.

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.