Lower Adur Valley, West Sussex

February 2016

Shoreham-by-Sea Homepage
Adur Nature Notes 2016
Adur Nature Notes 2015
Downs north of Shoreham and the Adur Valley (map)
Met Office
Shoreham Weather
Beaufort Scale

EasyTide (Shoreham)

Sun & Moon Times

Shoreham Beach
Weather Station

 Adur Coastal & Marine
 Adur Estuary & Levels
 Mill Hill
 Slonk Hill Cutting
 Urban Reports
 Lancing Nature Blogspot
 Lancing Ring
Link to the Adur 2012 Nature Notes pages
Friends of Lancing Ring
Link to the Adur Festival web pages
 World Oceans Day 2012
 Multi-Map (Bird's Eye View) 
 of Mill Hill
Friends of Shoreham Beach
Link to the Mill Hill web page for 2011

Local Speakers


British Dragonfly Society Link
Link to the Shoreham-by-Sea Community page

Adur Wildlife
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British Marine Life Study Society
Hulkesmouth Publishing Company

Sussex Ornithological
 Society News and Reports
 Strandline Quiz
 Seashore Quiz


Adur Damselflies and Dragonflies web page
 Seaquest SW (Cornwall
 Wildlife Trust web pages)
Ecological Database of the British Isles 
 World Oceans Day
Link to Lancing Nature Notes Blogspot
Lancing Blogspot
 Sussex Wildlife Web Sites
Shoreham-by-Sea Homepage
Link to the Sussex Bat Group web pages
Andy Horton
RX (Rye) Wildlife

Fungi of Shoreham
Wild Flowers 2016
Adur Insect Links:

Solitary Bees
Adur Bees, Wasps & Sawflies
Grasshoppers & Crickets
Damselflies & Dragonflies




Reports by Andy Horton from personal observation unless otherwise indicated
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2016  Regional

Adur Coastal & Marine
Adur Estuary & Levels
Mill Hill & the Downs
Urban Reports
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9 February 2016
"Life Between the Tides" ANDY HORTON, founder member of the British Marine Life Study Society, introduced the fascinating world revealed at low tide, how to enjoy a visit to a rocky shore, the biology and behaviour of some of the most interesting examples of the British fauna, concentrating on what can be discovered between the tides on the Sussex coast. Andy is a freelance writer and photographer with a specialist interest of the seashore around the British Isles, writing regular monthly articles for the "Aquarist & Pondkeeper" magazine until it ceased in 2000. He was editor of Glaucus, Shorewatch, now replaced by the Torpedo News Bulletin, as well as consultant for seashore books.

Worthing Camera Club


29 February 2016

An inclement month drew to a close with a brief spell of weak sunshine with my first bumblebee of the year, a Buff-tailed Bumblebee visited Lesser Celandine on a verge outside the Health Centre in Steyning. It was joined by a male drone Honey Bee

24 February 2016
A small House Spider, Eratigena atrica, found indoors was my first arachnid of the year. 

15 February 2016
The first Common Frog Spawn is seen in Lancing. 

8 February 2016

Gales blew throughout the day and for a large part of the daylight hours it was Gale Force 9 even reaching a steady 65.6 mph (Violent Storm Force 11) gusting to 67.4 mph with some very alarming sudden gusts. The wind direction was WSW but sudden gusts could blew from other directions. These wind speeds were recorded by the more exposed Shoreham Beach Weather Station but even Shoreham Met Office recorded gusts to 61 mph (Force 10). The lowest was Gale Force 8 during the daylight. 
Shoreham Weather Reports

Strong Gale Force 9
High waves; seas begins to roll; dense streaks of foam; spray may reduce visibility. Very Rough.

Storm Force 10
Very high waves with overhanging crests; sea takes white appearance as foam is blown in very dense streaks; rolling is heavy and visibility is reduced. 

Windfinder gave the maximum wave height at 5.6 metres. At the time of the photograph it was at 5.4 metres

4 February 2016
The Short-eared Owl finally made an appearance over the saltings near New Salts Farm, swopping low over the reed beds just before sunset. This time it outshone the male Kestrel perched on some telephone wires. The owl was mobbed at time by a Herring Gull, flushing it and making the view livelier. The flooded stream that runs through the now fenced in open land hosted at least two Coots and at least two Moorhens.

February 2015 Reports

Wild Flowers 2016
Shoreham Weather 2016

EasyTide (Shoreham)

Shoreham Beach Weather Station

Adur Nature Notes 2013

Adur Butterfly List 2016
Adur Butterfly Flight Times
Flora of Shoreham-by-Sea
Shoreham and District Ornithological Society
Sussex Ornithological Society News
Lancing Village

MultiMap Aerial Photograph of the Adur Levels and Downs

Urban Wildlife Webring

Adur Nature Notes 2015
Link to the Adur 2012 Nature Notes pagesLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2011 web pagesLink to the Adur 2010 Nature Notes pages
Link to the Adur Nature Notes 2009 web pagesLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2008 web pagesLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2007 web pages
Link to the Adur Nature Notes 2006 web pagesLink to Adur Nature Notes 2005  Index pageLink to the Adur Nature Notes 2004 Index page
Link to Adur Valley Nature Notes 2003Latest Nature Notes and Index page 2002
Mill Hill, north of Shoreham


    The Shoreham-by-Sea web site started on 1 January 1997.
    Webmaster: Andy Horton

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