Help kick start the recovery of rare wildlife habitats at National Nature Reserves (NNRs) in East Sussex!
We are raising funds to improve these nationally significant sites for both wildlife and local people. Your donation will support NNRs including:
- Castle Hill NNR - Arguably the finest example of ancient, wildflower-rich chalk grassland in the country. It is home to many orchid species including the early spider orchid; rare invertebrates such as the wartbiter cricket; and the rich wildflower slopes support a phenominal array of downland butterflies, including the Adonis blue, silver spotted skipper and small blue.
- Lullington Heath NNR - One of the largest areas of chalk heathland remaining in Britain. This unique habitat supports a diverse mixture of both chalk grassland and heathland plant species. Alongside this vast array of wild flowers, the reserve has a fantastic bird assemblage; dormice are present in the scrubby fringes and great crested newts inhabit the pond.
- Pevensey Levels NNR - Situated at the heart of a large grazing marsh, this site is intersected by a network of wet fences – ditches. These ditches support a number of aquatic plants, which in turn support a unique mix of invertebrates, including a fantastic dragonfly assemblage. Fen raft spiders can be seen hunting in these ditches. The wet fields across the marshes support many wetland birds and around 1% of the country’s lapwing population!
With your support we will continue to protect and enhance the biodiversity of these sites. Your donation will help increase populations of declining species such as the adder, grayling butterfly and wart biter cricket and give our local community NNRs to be proud of and enjoyed.
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