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Friday, 13 May 2022

Fox cub eating tomato sauce plastic sachets. Responsible persons take their fast food packaging home to dispose where it will not harm wildlife.


 Marine mammals wash up on our shores, dead with stomachs full of indigestible plastics.

In Cuckfield, West Sussex, fox cubs are this week observed after eating tomato sauce plastic sachets, aluminium foil, fish and chips wrappings, brown paper bags with paper handles and plastic carrier bags. 

The vixen, their mothers, lovingly carries these tasty litter items to her cubs to lick and eat.    









 Responsible people take their fast food packaging home to dispose of in fox-proof wheelie bins where it will not harm wildlife.  It is difficult to imagine how a fox cub feels with a stomach full of plastic, aluminium and paper packaging.  It can't be good.


Friday, 1 April 2022

Food security and reducing food miles: growing rice in Sussex


 Mike and Derek planted Oryza sativa, common rice in the Wolstonbury Hill dew pond last June.
“We want to reduce the food miles in our National Trust canteens” says
Mike.  “When we crop our first harvest in 2022 this will be a first
for Sussex and carbon absorbing".

Last year The Friends of Wolstonbury www.wolstonbury.com embarked on a unique botanical experiment, above.

Haywards Heath u3a nature walks group will visit this site this month to see early purple orchids.  https://www.haywardsheathu3a.org.uk/

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