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Free pond survey training - plants and pond beasties!

Pond workshop - Pulborough Brooks
Sunday, 7 August, 2016

Would you like to know more about the fascinating world of pond life? Are you interested in looking after a local pond? 

Working with the Freshwater Habitats Trust we are offering free workshops by savvy ecologists on pond monitoring and recording.

We have the following date booked for free training and identification days to be held at Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve :-

  • 7th August - Pond and wetland plants.

Workshops run 10am - 3pm. Booking is essential. Download the flyer HERE.

Please contact or 01273 763377 to register your interest and to find out more information on our workshops.

Himalayan Balsam bashing - various dates and locations!

Balsam Pullers - John Dominick
Wednesday, 10 August, 2016

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant which erodes our rivers banks and smothers native plant-life. Join us to pull this plant out of the ground (due to shallow roots it comes out easily) and help restore our native plants. 

All you need to bring is some enthusiasm, old clothes and sturdy footwear. Come for a day or a couple of hours - the choice is yours. All equipment and training is provided. We can also cover reasonable travel expenses. We guarantee fresh air, exercise, and cake - what's not to like!

Here's a quick breakdown of our work parties:


  • Hurston Lane, Storrington. 10am - 4pm.

       July -  30th.

       August - 2nd, 9th.


We will be meeting in the car park at RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve for 10am.

Contact Kate for further details and to book on. Please call 01273 763377 or email

Amphibians and SUDS Conference - WWT Arundel

Thursday, 8 September, 2016 - 09:30 to 12:30

A morning of presentations focused on sustainable urban drainage systems and their importance to amphibians. Speakers include Jim Foster (Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust), Trevor Rose (Friends of Angus Herpetofauna), Bob Bray (Robert Bray Associates), Kate Cole (East Sussex County Ecologist) and Paul Stevens (Wildfowl and Wetland Trust).

The conference will be held at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust in Arundel. For full details click on the flyer below or get in touch with Pete King (Sussex Amphibian and Reptile Group) -