Warden activities

pond dip wm
Miles Davies

Our Woods Mill Warden is on site during the summer months to answer your questions and run some Family Wildlife Activities, such as pond-dipping.

Activity times on these days are usually 11am-12 noon & 2pm-3pm. However, please see the board at the entrance to the nature reserve for details on the day.

Activites are free, as part of Sussex Wildlife Trust’s celebration of 50 years at Woods Mill. Thanks to generous support from ScottishPower Foundation.

Due to dry conditions on site pond dipping has been replaced with meadow sweeping in the Mill Ditch Field. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the beetles, spiders and other mini beasts that live in meadow.  

July 2018

  • Saturday 7 (pond dipping)
  • Saturday 14 (meadow sweeping)
  • Saturday 21 (meadow sweeping PM)
  • Tuesday 24 (meadow sweeping)
  • Thursday 26 (meadow sweeping)
  • Saturday 28 (meadow sweeping PM)

August 2018

  • Thursday 2 (Holiday Club)
  • Saturday 4 (meadow sweeping)
  • Tuesday 7 (meadow sweeping)
  • Saturday 18 (meadow sweeping PM)
  • Saturday 25 (meadow sweeping)
  • Tuesday 28 (meadow sweeping)
  • Thursday 30 (meadow sweeping)

September 2018

  • Saturday 1 (meadow sweeping)
  • Saturday 15 (meadow sweeping PM)
  • Saturday 22 (meadow sweeping)
  • Saturday 29 (meadow sweeping)

The pond dipping activities may be switched for other activities depending on water levels and pond health during the season.