Glow-worm Hunt – 19th June

Bowls Club car park Mill Road, Steyning, United Kingdom

Join expert naturalist, Simon Jackson and discover the fascinating life of this elusive and rapidly declining creature, with an opportunity to see one for yourself!


Botany: Cut Strips Survey – 28th June

A special botany survey which started in 2023.  We will be investigating the effects of winter cutting on our chalk downland wild flowers. Does a cut in winter help to stop invasive grasses and encourage more biodiversity?  Join the team and find out! Book Here All botanical abilities, from newbie to experienced botanists are very […]

Botany Survey – 12th July

The Downland Orchard Steyning Rifle Range, Steyning, United Kingdom

Join us for our July Botany Survey on the Downs looking for classic chalk grassland wild flowers!


Butterfly Walk – 25th July

Join acclaimed butterfly expert, Michael Blencowe and discover the lepidopteran delights of the Steyning Downland Scheme.  On the menu are skippers, admirals, hairstreaks, fritilleries and perhaps even the elusive Adonis Blue. Book Here Michael has been running wildlife events in Sussex for over 15 years.  He is the co-author of 'The Butterflies of Sussex' and […]

Mindfulness Butterfly Walk – 8th August

Join butterfly expert Michael Blencowe for a relaxing afternoon stroll around the Steyning Downland Scheme, enjoying the mental health benefits of the countryside in general and our amazing butterflies in particular. This is a special event, run in partnership with the Lost Woods Project and West Sussex Mind. Book Here Michael has been running wildlife […]

Mothy Breakfast

SDS Gateway Mouse Lane, Steyning, United Kingdom

A rare opportunity to discover the night-flying moths of the Steyning Downland Scheme!