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  • A tangle of toads

    Saturday 3rd Mar 2018
    The current cold snap has interrupted the annual pilgrimage of toads to their breeding sites. These mysterious amphibians with flame orange eyes and dull and warty skin are scattered throughout the Binsted Woods Complex due to an ample food supply an...Read More...

    And A Partridge In A Pear Tree

    Wednesday 27th Dec 2017
    MAVES is always requesting that you keep your eyes peeled for flora and fauna in the area, so how about a seasonal bird? Grey Partridge records are a little scant of late, so any sightings would be more than welcome. Many of us, whilst preparing for...Read More...

    New Report shows controversial Bypass Route is ‘the most damaging for wildlife’

    Friday 6th Oct 2017
    Press release by Mid Arun Valley Environmental Survey (6 Oct 2017) A new report, comparing the damage from the three proposed Arundel Bypass routes (Options 1, 3 and 5A), shows that the controversial Option 5A, through Binsted village and Binsted ...Read More...

    The Mid Arun Valley Mosaic

    Friday 28th Jul 2017
    A bird's eye view of the Mid Arun Valley will reveal a patchwork of habitats - a mosaic of woodland, arable fields, orchards, grazing marsh, pasture and wetland knitted together with ancient tree lines, hedgerows and ditches and punctuated with a...Read More...

    White Admiral Butterflies

    Friday 7th Jul 2017
    This gloriously warm weather has brought out the best of British nature and isn’t it just magnificent?   One group that benefits greatly from the heat and sunshine is the butterflies, and walking along a footpath through any local meadow...Read More...