Beeding Hill to Newtimber Hill (includes Devil's Dyke)
Sites of Nature Conservation Importance (Link to)
Flora: Bird's Foot Trefoil, Horseshoe Vetch, Harebell, Field Bindweed, Small Scabious, Violets, Greater Knapweed, Stemless Thistle, Eyebright, Round-headed Rampion, Cowslip, Pyramid Orchid.
ORCHID SLIDE SHOW (CD-ROM only, photographs by Ray Hamblett)
Fungi: Field Mushroom, Puff-Ball (in August 1999, Shirley Carden of Southwick found a Puff-Ball weighing 4.4 kg [9 lb 12 oz] )
Scrub Flora: Dogwood, Hawthorn, Wayfaring Tree.
Trees: Elm, Ash, Beech (Lancing Clump), Sycamore (western slopes of Mill Hill).
Flora in cultivated areas: Poppy.
Hedgerows (always absent from many areas): Ash trees are planted amongst the hedges.
Birds: Skylark, Magpie, Crow, Kestrel.
Autumn Birds: Fieldfare, Redwing.
Wild Flower Society
Plant Species: Starry Clover, Yellow-horned Poppy, Tamarisk, Sea Kale, Italian Catchfly, Viper's Bugloss, Bittersweet, Sea Beet, Silver Ragwort, Sea Plantain, Dock, Tree Mallow, Sea Campion, Rock Samphire, Thrift, Yellow Stonecrop, Field Bindweed, Opium Poppy, Mayweed, Cow Parsely, Bird's Foot Trefoil, Red Valerian, Childing Pink.
Birds: Ringed Plover, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Wheatear, Chaffinch, Cormorant, Pied Wagtail, Crow, Black-headed Gull.
Reptiles: Common (or Viviparous)
Lizard, Zootoca vivipara.
Common Birds: Black-headed Gulls, Cormorants, Dunlin, Mute Swans, Redshank, Greater Black-backed Gulls.
Inverts: Bilge Bugs, Shore Crab, Mussels,Cockles, Periwinkles.
Salt Marsh: Glasswort (Marsh
Samphire), Sea Purslane,
Sea Aster, Sea Spurrey, Sea Arrow Glass, Sea Lavender ?, Sea Blite
Flora: Sea Purslane (abundant), Glasswort.
A SURVEY OF THE MARINE FLORA AND FAUNA
1960 TO 1992
Flora: Blackthorn, Willow (both important for insect fauna), Primrose, Bramble, Elder, Thistles, Creeping Cinquefoil, Duckweed, Violets, Orache, Elm, Teasel, Cow Parsley, Dog Rose, Dock, Mallow, Yarrow, Dogwood,
Lower Slopes of the Downs: Sycamore, Field Maple, Ash, Hawthorn, Beech.
Town fringes: Stinging Nettle, Dock.
Reptiles & Amphibians: Common Frog, Common Toad, Grass Snake, Common Lizard (also called Viviparous Lizard).
Interesting Insects: Common Blue Butterfly, Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Meadow Brown Butterfly, Small Tortoiseshell.
Mammals: Mink, Stoat, Fox, Rabbits, Roe Deer.
Birds: Starling, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Cuckoo, Wren, Robin, Blackbird.
Fish: Flounders, Eels, Bass, 3-spined Stickleback.
Link to the British Dragonfly
Fish: Black 'Skimmer' Bream, Sole, Bass,
Dab, Dragonet, Cod, Lumpsucker,
Grey Mullet, Dogfish,
Garfish, Greater Pipefish, Monkfish, Thornback Ray, Conger, Montagu's
Sea Snail, Basking Shark.
Inverts: Spiny Spider Crab, Edible Crab, Oysters, Mussels, Common Starfish, Buntings (Prawns), Brown Shrimp, Plumose Anemone, Moon Jellyfish, various Sea Squirts.
Fish Slide Show
Oyster & the Slipper Limpet
Sussex Dolphins (article)
Unusual Sussex Fish Discoveries
August 1998: Large Bass continue to be taken from the shore
and piers at Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.
The latest weighed 6.35 kg (14 lb).
Species: Hedgehog (common), Fox, Weasel, Rabbit.
Birds: Pied Wagtail (Dishwasher)*, Jackdaw, Oystercatcher, Black-headed Gull, Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, Magpie, Collared Dove, Blackbird, Wren, House Sparrow, Crow, Starling.
The Feral Pigeon is only occasionally seen but is found on Shoreham-by-Sea railway station, about the only place in the town where it can be regularly seen.
Flora (worth looking at): Bittersweet, Field Bindweed, Rosebay Willowherb, Common Mallow, Mayflower, Bramble (Blackberry), Tufted Vetch, Elder.
Sycamore, Yew, Sweet Chestnut, Holly, Poplar, Oak, Holm Oak, Linden (Lime),
Hamme Field Allotments:
Church Lane, Southwick:
Birds Breeding: Sparrowhawk, Song Thrush.
Birds visiting: Green Woodpecker (feeds on the ground), Jay, Greenfinch, Goldfinch.
[* see the note in the Oxford Companion to Animal Behaviour, page 182.]
Seaweeds washed up on the beach at Shoreham
Birds: Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Avocet (rare), Little Auk (rare), unidentified diving ducks, Brent Goose.
Seashore Slide Show
Species: 3-spined Stickleback
(infected with the parasite Cryptocotyle),
Life style of the trigenetic parasite Cryptocotyle lingua.
New Adur District Wildlife site
Sussex Ornithological Society
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