South of Ardingly

Now that TQ32S has more than 40 taxa recorded, I turned my attention to another of the three tetrads with fewer records in TQ32. Visiting TQ32P seemed a good idea because only 14 taxa had been recorded there and yet if looked as if there were varied habitats as well as numerous footpaths. But where […]

Along the High Weald Landscape Trail – Brook Street to Borde Hill and back

A fine morning found me at Brook Street on the road to Balcombe in a tetrad (TQ32D) in need of records. A promising start was the village sign, whose brickwork hosted Tortula muralis, Grimmia pulvinata and Schistidium crassipilum. Then a carpet of Didymodon luridus almost covered a shady path up to a converted chapel. The […]

Reedens Meadows

The 29 acres of Reedens Meadows in Newick, provided by a private developer as part of a plan to reduce recreational pressure on Ashdown Forest, are now owned and managed by Lewes District Council. A year ago, while surveying the meadows as part of the River Ouse Project, I agreed to survey the area for […]