The winners of Marwell Wildlife's Photographer of the Year 2012
The cold, wet spring has left berries, fruits and nuts ripening late, making life difficult for birds, mice and voles that rely on them.
The public will get the chance to see lions and tigers in the flesh when a Kent charity opens its doors for a special event.
A baby short-clawed otter born at Drusilla's Park has ventured into the limelight for the first time.
The Asian short clawed otter has been spotted outside his nesting box in East Sussex after being closely guarded by his parents since he was born on 18th August.
Unlike many species of otter, Asian short-clawed otters are very social and like to live in large family groups. They are monogamous, staying with the same partner throughout their life.
Asian short-clawed otters are the smallest of the world’s thirteen different otter species, measuring just 65cm from head to tail when fully grown.
As their name suggests, they are native to Asia, where populations are declining due to hunting, habitat destruction and water pollution and they are now considered a vulnerable species in the wild.
Up to 3,000 dark-bellied brent geese are making their way from their breeding grounds in Arctic Russia for their winter stopover in Pagham Harbour.
They'll be flying more than 135,000 miles to get here.
The RSBP says it promises to be one of the region's most awe inspiring natural wonders.
The first geese were spotted by the wardens arriving in mid-September, and their numbers are expected to steadily grow to their peak in January.
Rob Carver, the nature reserve’s manager said: “Tidal inlets like Pagham Harbour offer the geese everything they need for their winter stop-over, as they feed up on plants growing on the mudflats, and grasses on surrounding farmland.”
“The geese will be with us until March offering a fantastic wildlife spectacle not to be missed. I would encourage people to visit Pagham Harbour and enjoy this sight before the geese leave us again next year.”
Now, as the leaves turn brown and we look towards the winter, spare a thought for the humble hedgehog.
Yes, as if the little creatures didn't have enough to contend with, what with bonfires next month, hedgehogs are in decline. But a team of conservationists from Sussex are hoping to put a stop to that by wiring some up - so they can phone home.
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People are being urged to look out for hedgehogs as we come into bonfire season.
Every year it's estimated that thousands of animals die in bonfires, many without anyone knowing about it.
Trevor Weeks from East Sussex WRAS said: “Hedgehogs are on the decline, and with the recent and rather worrying Thorny Headed Worm parasite which is killing hundreds of hedgehogs across the country at the moment, we are worried about their future. "
East Sussex WRAS has dealt with over 210 hedgehogs so far in 2012. The team are offering courses on how to keep hedgehogs safe during bonfire season
A keeper at Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight opened up a box containing worms to be greeted by …. a stowaway baby rat! The young rodent must have crawled into the outer box containing the worms before it left the supplier in Cambridgeshire. And he loves his new home on the island...