On 8 June 1968 Woods Mill nature reserve at Henfield opened to the public.

Over the past 50 years the reserve has been visited by thousands of people of all ages. Whether they are children pond dipping on aschool visit, adults learning about wildlife, or just casual visitors enjoying the serenity and wildlife during a relaxing stroll, this beautiful corner of our county has been an invaluable resource to generations of Sussex and Henfield residents.

Thanks to generous support from ScottishPower Foundation, Sussex Wildlife Trust is celebrating 50 years of inspiring and educating visitors by organising a wealth of free activities planned throughout the coming year.

The planned programme of walks and talks at Woods Mill are designed to bring you closer to nature so why not visit their website and book your free place on a bluebell walk, bat evening, watch the moth trap being opened or enjoy the dusk chorus of birdsong.

Everyone is welcome and the events are free of charge as part of the Golden Anniversary celebrations but places are limited so booking is essential. Please do not just turn up.

www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/woodsmill50events

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