Former Sussex Wildlife Trust CEO Dr Tony Whitbread, now Trust President, tells us why he’s bought a ‘Plover’ to help the Rye Harbour Discovery Centre Appeal
Archive of: March, 2020
On Sunday 15th, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve celebrated its 50th anniversary with a glorious, five hour walk around the whole of the nature reserve. On a day that had sunshine and a rainbow as well as some weather challenges (mostly a cold wind), 20 members of the public joined some of the Sussex Wildlife Trust team, including Dr Barry Yates, Reserve Manager for the last 37 years and Senior Learning and Engagement Officer Lucy Bowyer. Cliff Dean, Chair of the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and James Tomlinson (Guide in a Hide volunteer) also supported the walk. There was a great deal of combined wildlife experience in the team, and the group, who stopped in each bird hide en route, counted more than 60 different species along the way, including a rare Glossy Ibis, a Raven in Camber Castle and a grass snake swimming in Castle Water
Sussex Wildlife Trust has launched a crowdfunding campaign, to help us kit out the environmental education facility at the Discovery Centre at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
The Discovery Centre will allow the learning and engagement team to host school excursions and adult education, meaning visitors of all ages can learn more about the rare and special wildlife at the reserve.