Lyons Report

In 2021 we commissioned renowned local ecologist and entomologist Graeme Lyons (The Lyons Share (analternativenaturalhistoryofsussex.blogspot.com) ) to conduct what he calls a Bioblitz. For 9 days during the summer Graeme paid 3 visits to the farm spending one hour in each of a number of predetermined zones, counting and recording every species found, including plants, insects, birds and mammals. The results of his survey are quite extraordinary and reveal the depth of biodiversity found on the Estate. Graeme recorded about 1200 species of which about 100 had some form of conservation status, some having not been recorded in Sussex before. The full report can be downloaded here.
Iford Estate Lyons Report

This exciting report has helped us shape our ideas about nature and conservation, and we have bold new plans and a new website under design…. Watch this space…..