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 - 1 May

The water level is dropping so most paths are easily passable although some are still very muddy.

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

Latest News

Waxwings

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.