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  • What's happening with the Discovery Centre?

    What's happening with the Discovery Centre?

    Work inside the Discovery Centre continues, with the key focus on signage and fixtures. Manager Liz Grant tells us that the café kitchen and seating area are currently being fitted out. And future visitors can look forward to seeing the interactive units, audio and visual displays going in, as well
  • What's happening with the Discovery Centre?

    What's happening with the Discovery Centre?

    At the moment, a trench is being dug to provide services to the Discovery Centre. We still expect an autumn opening for the Discovery Centre, although Covid-19 may impact on the timetable for opening. See here for more information and regular updates  
  • Liz's updates - what's happening with the Discovery Centre?

    Liz's updates - what's happening with the Discovery Centre?

    Rye Harbour Discovery Centre Manager Liz Grant will be giving regular updates about what's happening inside (and sometimes outside) the Discovery Centre during the final months of preparation for opening. 13th July 2020 Today is an exciting day as we take delivery of the first interpretation panels produced as part of the
  • Dr Barry Yates celebrates 36 years at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Dr Barry Yates celebrates 36 years at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Dr Barry Yates is Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Manager at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. The reserve has just celebrated its 50th anniversary and Barry has now worked (and lived) on the reserve for 36 years. He talks about the origins of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and what’s been happening during the last 50 years:

  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve celebrates its 50th Anniversary

    Rye Harbour Nature Reserve celebrates its 50th Anniversary

    On Sunday 15th, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve celebrated its 50th anniversary with a glorious, five hour walk around the whole of the nature reserve. On a day that had sunshine and a rainbow as well as some weather challenges (mostly a cold wind), 20 members of the public joined some of the Sussex Wildlife Trust team, including Dr Barry Yates, Reserve Manager for the last 37 years and Senior Learning and Engagement Officer Lucy Bowyer. Cliff Dean, Chair of the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and James Tomlinson (Guide in a Hide volunteer) also supported the walk. There was a great deal of combined wildlife experience in the team, and the group, who stopped in each bird hide en route, counted more than 60 different species along the way, including a rare Glossy Ibis, a Raven in Camber Castle and a grass snake swimming in Castle Water

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