This week Millie, one of our campers from Belgium spotted a Glow worm sitting on a long blade of grass on the embankment that drops down from the old bridge leading over to the camping meadow. This is the first glow worm that we have seen here this year and on further investigation we found another Glow worm showing off nearby. We have also been invaded by an army of baby frogs leaping about along the grass paths that lead to each of the camping pitches. Earlier in the week another camper saw a deer hind with her fawn as they crossed over the dismantled railway track that is part of the old bluebell railway that ran between Lewes and East Grinstead. The railway track runs through the centre of the campsite and is traversed by a small Victorian railway bridge that is home to a few bats.
Next week we have our all night Wildlife event on Wednesday night with Michael Blencowe from Sussex Wildlife Trust. The evening starts at 8 and enthusiasts are welcome to camp the night in our camping meadow having set moth traps and tracked bats using the Trusts bat detectors. Next morning following a 9 o’clock breakfast and a hot shower we will be attempting to catch the elusive Purple Emperor and to see what our moth traps have captured. This will be followed by a walk through the neighbouring Knowlands Wood led by owner and award winner Nick Lear. Hope to see you there