Big Nature Timeline

2021
Dec 09

Waitrose Donation

Waitrose Donation

Big Nature is delighted to be the facilitating organisation that allowed students from Dorothy Stringer School – Brighton, to join the Friends of the Liz Williams Butterfly Haven to receive a cheque for £1000 from the staff of both the Hove and Brighton branches of Waitrose. The Liz Williams Butterfly..Read More

Dec 02

SWT Sheep arrive at Liz Williams Butterfly Haven

SWT Sheep arrive at Liz Williams Butterfly Haven

We are delighted to be able to facilitate the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s sheep to visit the Liz Williams Butterfly Haven to help maintain the habitat restoration here. Chalk Grass Downland is one of the most biodiverse, but also one of the rarest semi-natural habitats in the UK. It is the..Read More

Nov 20

Woodland Management at Dorothy Stringer Woods

Woodland Management at Dorothy Stringer Woods

Big Nature was able to support students and their families help manage the Dorothy Stringer Woodland for nature. This involved coppicing some of the Hazel to open up part of the woodland. Various plants and animals take advantage of this opening in the summer. It takes about 10 years for..Read More

Nov 11

New Fence for Liz Williams Butterfly Haven

New Fence for Liz Williams Butterfly Haven

Following a grant from the Brighton & Hove Communities Fund and working in conjunction with Dorothy Stringer School which also secured funding from The Chapman Charitable Trust and The Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust, we have been able to purchase and install a new stock proof fence for the Liz Williams..Read More

Sep 08

Friends of the Liz Williams Butterfly Haven

Friends of the Liz Williams Butterfly Haven

Big Nature is delighted that through its work supporting and developing the Liz Williams Butterfly Haven a group of interested like minded people have got together to create the Friends of Liz Williams Butterfly Haven. You can follow what goes on there at LizWilliamsButterflyHaven (@LWButterflyH) / Twitter

2020
Nov 03

Wildflower Lewes and Millennium Seed Bank

Wildflower Lewes and Millennium Seed Bank

We are delighted to have been able to support the work of Wildflower Lewes by supplying 1123 wildflower plugs grown from locally sources seeds by Kew at the Millennium Seed Bank. On a chilly but clear evening in November volunteers we were able to take students from Dorothy Stringer School..Read More

2019
Dec 22

Nature 2020

Nature 2020

Big Nature is delighted to announce the launch of Nature 2020 – a year long calendar of inspiring events to recognise the end of the International Decade of Biodiversity. Check out www.nature2020.org.uk for more information.

Dec 17

Big Nature pushes for celebration to mark end of the UN International Year of Biodiversity

Big Nature pushes for celebration to mark end of the UN International Year of Biodiversity

In 2017 the first discussions were had about doing something to celebrate the then expected International Year of Biodiversity. A group of people from a range of interested groups across the Biosphere got together and started to plan what we could do.

2015
Oct 15

Big Nature in the Biosphere

This event was a great success with a range of groups attending the event in the foyer of the Brighton Centre.

Jun 15

Looking for the Adonis Blue butterfly

One of a series of videos produced to promote interest in the newly established UNESCO Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere.