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Rare Willow Emeralds in the Park

12 September 2020

Emerald Damselflies are fairly rare and hardly ever seen in the Countryside Park. However, this week two have been spotted in different parts of the park on the same afternoon. Slightly larger than the very common Large Reds or Azures, they have much slimmer bodies and are unusual in that they don’t fold their wings back over their bodies when at rest like most other damselflies.

Another unusual damselfly that was seen earlier this year is the White-legged Damselfly. These are not usually found this close to the coast, but several have been spotted in the Park over the last few years. They favour tall vegetation near slow-moving muddy streams.

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.

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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.