There was an open day at Hempstead Meadow Local Nature Reserve in Uckfield on Saturday with guided walks and a list of things for people to look out for while exploring.
Uckfield Rotary club provided refreshments and an exhibition tent and town council ranger Geoff Pollard led the walks.
Ten things were listed to see and there was a map to show them on as discovered. They included:
- Meadow of tall grasses and lants
- Greater Tussock Sedge
- Watery muddy swamp
- A Crack Willow tree
- Muddy pool for Sticklebacks
- A Black Poplar tree
- Nesting box for Owls
- Himalayan Balsam plants
- Pole with woodpecker feeding holes
- Rocks for snakes and lizards to warm themselves on
Action days are held at the nature reserve and if you would like to be involved the ranger Geoff Pollard can be contacted on 01825 762774 or by mobile on 07835 463479. His email address is email@example.com.
Residents are sought to join a nature reserve committee and to help with leading an organising a range of events and activities such as group visits, school visits, educational sessions and perhaps social events.
If you would like play a part in developing the reserve contact Paul Meakin on 01825 749779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.