‘Wild about Worthing’ at Cortis Avenue Wildlife Garden

‘Wild about Worthing’ at Cortis Avenue Wildlife Garden


‘Wild About Worthing’, Sussex Wildlife Trust’s new Heritage Lottery Fund urban nature project starts a weekly day at Cortis Avenue Wildlife Garden (CAWG) tomorrow (Wednesday March 5th).

The project will be in the garden every Wednesday from 10.00 am to 2.30 pm.  They are working with the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre to encourage people all across Worthing to identify and record Worthing wildlife

Dave Fawcett, the People and Wildlife Officer for Wild About Worthing has lots of ideas for enjoying wildlife at CAWG.

More activities at other sites around Worthing and its coastline as the scheme develops including:

Primary schools can join Forest School and Wild Beach programmes, so children can enjoy being outdoors regularly and will get inspired by nature.

  • 12-16 year olds can join Wildlife Rangers school holiday activities, to have fun discovering wildlife and doing something to help. 
  • 16-25 year olds can join Youth Rangers on Wednesdays, to enjoy doing something active outdoors as part of a team. You’ll gain practical skills and work experience, learn more about your local environment and help make it a better place for wildlife and people. 

More info here: http://www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildaboutworthing and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildaboutWorthing

This Saturday (March 8th) from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm is the regular Cortis Avenue Wildlife Garden Open Day when signs of Spring can be seen emerging.

Last month, despite cancelling due to an atrocious weather forecast, around 15 people came and enjoyed the sunshine and a thoroughly absorbing orchard care and maintenance practical training session  by John Coote of Transition Town Worthing.

Bright Little Buttons Montessori Nursery School also enjoyed a morning in the garden last week.