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 - 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.

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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.