Here be Dragons

27 June 2017

A number of different dragonfly species can now be seen around the valley. One of the most striking is the Broad-bodied Chaser with its distinctive wing markings. Adult males have a powder blue abdomen while the females and immature males are orange/brown. They can be seen throughout May, June and July and sometimes into August. Other species can be seen well into the Autumn. The Broad-bodied Chasers sometimes perch for long periods and don’t seem to mind being carefully approached so you may get some good views. There are quite a lot about, but mostly males.

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

Squacco Heron

Two rare herons have been found in the valley recently. The Squacco Heron and the Black-crowned Night Heron visiting us are well out of their usual summer haunts.

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.