Imagine my delight as I walked around the pond, to see a newt swimming away from the surface. It's only been two months since the dewpond was filled but already the wildlife has found it's way there.
|A male Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa), picture taken by Tim Bekaert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
We'll need to carry out a proper survey of the area, so we can see what's appearing, how varied it is and how it changes over time.
The hawthorn hedging has taken a bit of a battering with the recent wet and windy weather but most of it is still growing and there's a lovely grassy area inside the sheep fencing.
If you are visiting - please don't climb over the fence and tempting as it is, please don't allow your dog into the area. We don't want to disturb the wildlife or trample all the new growth as it gets established.
If you'd like to join the Friends of the Tye - you can pick up a leaflet from Telscombe Town Council, Peacehaven Town Council or Saltdean Library or visit our website for more information.