Nature's Calendar



speckled wood
Speckled Wood

Small and Essex Skippers may have gone by August but most butterflies will still be around in significant numbers.

southern hawker
Southern Hawker

Most damselflies will have disappeared although the Blue-tailed Damselfly and the Beautiful Demoiselle should still be around. August is the best month for spotting the hawker dragonflies; Migrant Hawker and Southern Hawker will be common and a few Brown Hawkers will be about. As the hawkers all seem to spend most of their time in the air they can be difficult to identify unless they settle.

There are unlikely to be any new plants flowering in August although many of those that started earlier will be still in flower.

Footpaths - 1 July

Most paths are now very dry although the warm, wet weather has encouraged lots of growth leading to some paths being a bit overgrown.

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

Latest News


December 2023 saw a group of Waxwings visiting the Park to sample the berries. Several hundred visit Britain each winter.

New on this website

August 2023 - a set of new pages describing some of the more common flowering plants has been added to the "Wildlife" section of the site.