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Rachel Bicker
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A devoted ecologist/biodiversity officer based in Sussex.
A devoted ecologist/biodiversity officer based in Sussex.

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Wildlife calendar year at Gatwick
A selection of wildlife commonly found on the biodiversity sites, landside at Gatwick Airport. January Roe Deer - Capreolus capreolus Our largest mammal species on site. I've also seen Fallow Deer very closeby, but never actually within our site boundaries....
Wildlife calendar year at Gatwick
Wildlife calendar year at Gatwick
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Ecological calendar year at Gatwick
A selection of wildlife commonly found on the biodiversity sites, landside at Gatwick Airport. January Roe Deer - Capreolus capreolus Our largest mammal species on site; I've seen Fallow Deer in the nearby countryside but never within our site boundaries. F...
Ecological calendar year at Gatwick
Ecological calendar year at Gatwick
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Early Winter Birds - North West Zone 12/12/18
This morning seemed to be the start of a real cold snap, which almost always ties in with our North West Zone transect. We began a little after sunrise, giving the birds some time to get moving and active. Tom F. commented right away that this was a spookil...
Early Winter Birds - North West Zone 12/12/18
Early Winter Birds - North West Zone 12/12/18
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Gatwick's first butterfly transects
Clouded Yellow Colias croceus f. helice , North West ZoneĀ  (Photo by Vince Massimo) This was our first year of conducting a butterfly transect in the North West Zone (NWZ). I had expected it to be at times quite trying and physically demanding... and THEN w...
Gatwick's first butterfly transects
Gatwick's first butterfly transects
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Goat Meadow moth trap - Sept 2018
It was the end of a long week, and I was suffering from a CRTI (Crisp Related Throat Injury), but as one not inclined to moan, I soldiered on to join Jake Everitt of Sussex Moth Group for an evening moth survey. At around 7.30pm we set up a generator and li...
Goat Meadow moth trap - Sept 2018
Goat Meadow moth trap - Sept 2018
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Gatwick Wildlife Day 2018
The Gatwick Aviation Museum is a hidden gem of a place, containing an impressive collection of well-kept British aircraft manufactured between the 1940s and the 1970s. The main building is a large aircraft hangar located in a large field, north-west of Gatw...
Gatwick Wildlife Day 2018
Gatwick Wildlife Day 2018
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Airport bryology
Guest post: Brad Scott (Sussex Botanical Recording Society) How many mosses and liverworts might you expect to find at Gatwick Airport? Surely it is hardly a rich space for these small plants; at first you'd think of tarmac, concrete and some marginal areas...
Airport bryology
Airport bryology
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Early Breeding Bird Survey: North West Zone 24/04/18
I was deliberating wearing gloves and scarf, whereas these chilly early mornings don't bother the early breeding birds, and early mornings in April always guarantee a lustily singing dawn chorus. Tom Forward at the beginning of our bird transect in the Nort...
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Winter break-through
A round up of our autumn and winter works on the biodiversity sites Proof that the GGP biscuit supply is so good, volunteers will even brave snow storms While I was keeping warm, dry and caffeinated over the winter, the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership team d...
Winter break-through
Winter break-through
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