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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 - 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.