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Wild Rye: Discover Our Wetland Wildlife

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Wildlife in Depth – Species

With more than 3,300 species recorded so far, how do you find out more about the wildlife of the Nature Reserve?

This section describes how you can find out more about all the species recorded at Rye Harbour.

Species Pie Chart

The Rye Harbour SSSI and Local Nature Reserve constitute a unique place and its management is of paramount importance for the future of its communities of plants and animals.

Number Of Species Recorded By Status And Site

It is not just the number of species recorded that is important, but also the large number that are considered local, notable, rare or endangered. The following table shows the number of species on each of the areas within the Nature Reserve, the SSSI and the whole of Rye Bay.

Species Table

We are writing a series of reports to cover the major groups of plants and animals in detail.

The Birds and other vertebrates of Rye Harbour by Barry Yates and Chris Bentley is available as a printed report, or as a download at publications.

The Flowering Plants of Rye Harbour Rye Harbour by Barry Yates is available as a printed report, or as a download at publications. This report is dedicated to the memory of Breda Burt (1918 – 2001). She was the major contributor to our knowledge of the flora of Rye Harbour and a good friend of the Nature Reserve.

The Grasshoppers and Crickets of Rye Harbour by Chris Bentley is available as a download at publications.

The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Rye Harbour by Chris Bentley is available as a download at publications.