Shoreham-by-Sea Web Site
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 Map of Lancing Ring
Link to the Adur 2010 Nature Notes pages

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 Trees of the British Isles 
  (Yahoo Group)
Lancing Villager (Electronic Magazine)

 Findon Village
 Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
 Sussex Archaeology & 
 History of Lancing
Butterflies of Lancing
Downs north of Shoreham and the Adur Valley (map)
Butterfly Conservation Society
UK-LEPS Discussion Group (for Butterflies and Moths)
Adur Butterflies
UK Dragonflies Yahoo Group
Checklist of Fungal Names

Fungi of Lancing
Fungi of Shoreham
Adur Fruiting Bodies Database
Lancing Fungi Gallery (by Ray Hamblett)
Fungi of the British Isles (Yahoo Group)
Lancing Clump Supplementary



Lancing Clump (TQ 180 065)
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Friends of Lancing Ring web site

Lancing Ring and Meadows: 

The wooded clump area covers about 8.4 acres, the large meadow about 19 acres and McIntyres Field a further 9.8 acres. Other large areas including the large steep western bank, the Chalk Pit, Barton's Wood, with various small spinneys and grass outcrops, and the west facing slopes. 

Lancing Ring Measurements

Lancing Ring on flickr


27 October 2012
Friends of Lancing Ring
Coffee Morning 
Venue: The Holy Family Catholic Church Hall at Monks Farmhouse in North Road, Lancing
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lancing Ring Slide Show (by Ray Hamblett)


For up to date more comprehensive wildlife reports and photographs consult the Friends of Lancing Ring web pages

Lancing Ring Reports 2013

6 September 2012
After the recent bonanza on Mill Hill, I made a comparative visit to the Lancing Ring meadows including McIntyre's Field. I was disappointed. There were frequent Meadow Browns in the verdant (overgrown compared to be previous years, with the vegetation a metre high) meadows, and frequent Speckled Woods in the shade,  and frequent Large Whites everywhere. However, the Hemp Agrimony, often a migrant for migrants only hosted one Red Admiral

The Dewpond

I did note my first Common Darter (dragonfly) of the year and that the hoverfly Helophilus pendulus was occasionally seen on yellow flowers (like Fleabane and Ragwort) and was more prevalent than usual. 
Adur Butterfly List 2012

23 March 2012
Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Comma Butterflies were seen in the sunshine on the Lancing Ring hillside. There seemed to be a Peacock around every corner and Comma’s were almost as frequent. The two Small Tortoishell’s I saw were in among the nettle beds near the cemetery.

Sweet Violet (white flower)
Comma Butterfly on Gorse

The sunshine came out in the afternoon when I decided to visit Lancing Ring where the Blackthorn was only just about budding and not yet in flower. The highlights of the sunny afternoon were two Nuthatches visiting the shallow dewpond and a pair of Comma Butterflies courting over flowering Gorse in a clearing in the clump (two of the three seen). To the north-east of the clump, the first Skylark of the year was heard singing from up high. I searched for the small bird against the backgorund of a blue sky. 

19 February 2012
The first Sweet Violets appeared on the Lancing Ring Nature Reserve. 

Adur Violets

10 February 2012
A walk around Lancing Ring NR in the snow (Link)

Link to the 2011 Reports & Links

Lancing Ring Dewpond

Lancing Ring Reports 2010
Lancing Ring Reports 2009
Lancing Ring Reports 2008
Lancing Ring Reports 2007
Lancing Ring Wildlife Reports 2006


Aerial Map
Lower Adur Levels (MultiMap) including Lancing Clump and Mill Hill

EMail for Wildlife Reports

EMail Address for sending in wildlife reports from the lower Adur valley
Only a selection will be included and only reports with the name of the reporter

Mill Hill (Link)

History of Lancing (Ray Hamblett)

Lancing Ring


Lancing Ring & Mill Hill Information 1 (requires Acrobat Reader)
Lancing Ring & Mill Hill Information 2 (requires Acrobat Reader)

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