Nature's Calendar

Lapwing on the flood meadows

February

Primroses
Primroses

Primroses start to flower in February and are commonly found on sunny banks and in open woodland. Another woodland plant beginning to flower is Dog’s Mercury, often overlooked as its flowers are small and light green. The yellow flowers of Lesser Celandine appear along hedgerows and Alder catkins will be turning yellow in February.

alder catkins
Alder catkins

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.