Wildlife and Important Nature Areas in Brighton and Hove
This page is deliberately short. People seem unable to read now. There are hyperlinks for more details on specific points. If you want to develop any of the ideas, or better still help put it into action please make contact through Social Media or using the 'Contact' form below.
Many ‘influencers’, especially commercial businesses, their advertising departments and supporters have no connection with nature.
Nature is considered to be ‘A constraint on development’ (by the influencers)
The influencers are much happier with the term ‘Ecosystem Services’, which sees nature only for its financial value metric.
Rather than corrupting thinking with the word ‘Value’ we can use the term ‘Quality’. There are many qualities in life which are intrinsically important to many of us: truth, health, love, 'a sense of purpose'. You would not need to place a purely economic ‘value’ on them.
Many people have an emotional, even spiritual connection with nature #Biophilia
Over 70 years after the ‘Nature Conservancy’ was established in Britain, there has been a continuing depletion of nature. Few of us have seen eggs in a bird nest. We cannot identify tree species, plants or wild creatures. This was common knowledge two generations ago when 'nature study' was taught at school.
Many of us today cannot differentiate between semi-natural areas and species-poor commercial land.
Commercial businesses continue to exploit and destroy the natural environment #Ecocide - yet many people don’t even see it happening!
Find your local wildlife sites (there is a Maps Of Sites link on this page to help with this).
See and experience nature, even in urban and suburban area. Across Brighton and Hove ‘nature’ includes the geological and geomorphological world which underlies the soil, roads and buildings above it.
Learn how nature changes over the seasons in your local wildlife sites.
Speak with other people about the sites you know.
Add you knowledge and sightings to national wildlife recording systems. It’s now very easy online.
Help to protect and enhance the natural qualities in your area.
Thanks for your interest in local nature.
➡️ NATIONAL 'Selecting Local Wildlife Sites' GUIDANCE
➡️ FORMER 'City Wildlife' SITE SELECTION WITH BHCC on www.citywildlife.org.uk