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  • Barn Owls at Hothfield Heathlands

    Thursday 15th January, 2015

    Barn owl © Margaret Holland

    Barn owls are one of the most loved and recognizable birds of the countryside. They are found throughout the world, but are suffering population declines across their range. In the UK for example, the Barn owl has steadily declined in numbers over the last century due to habitat loss, herbicide and rodenticide poisoning. Their nocturnal nature makes it increasingly difficult to survey Barn owls and therefore a population size can be tricky to calculate. However, owl nest boxes can provide a reliable way to monitor the presence of barn owls on a site, whilst also providing a nice safe nesting area for barn owl pairs to raise their young.

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  • A change in the weather..

    Tuesday 16th December, 2014

    Hothfield Heathlands

    The change of weather in October took quite a bit of adjustment. Our gang of volunteers quickly changed from tee-shirts and shorts to waterproofs and wellies. None-the-less our dedicated gang continued to come out in all weathers.

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  • Uplifting news! New high-rise ‘kes res’ for wildlife HQ

    Tuesday 9th December, 2014

    Kestrel box at Tyland Barn

    A new kestrel nest box with inbuilt camera has been fitted at Kent Wildlife Trust’s nature park and visitor centre on Blue Bell Hill, near Maidstone. The work, which should have been completed earlier this year, was put on hold when a pair of jackdaws unexpectedly took up residence in the old box!

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  • Harvest mice at Hothfield

    Monday 17th November, 2014

    Hothfield Heathlands is a SSSI listed site, owned by Ashford Borough Council and managed by Kent Wildlife Trust. It is the last remaining heathland in Kent, and one of the last remaining acid bogs in the whole of the south east.

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  • Kent Wildlife Trust secures Heritage Lottery Fund support for Romney Marsh

    Monday 17th November, 2014

    The county’s leading conservation charity, Kent Wildlife Trust, based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone, has received an earmarked grant of £1,996,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) through its Landscape Partnership (LP) programme for the Romney Marsh ‘Fifth Continent’ Landscape Partnership Scheme, it was announced today.

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  • Water pipeline upgrade to prevent bursts near Faversham

    Monday 3rd November, 2014

    A view of Oare Marshes © Kevin Duvall

    A £102,000 water main upgrade near Oare Marshes nature reserve will reduce the number of bursts which can disrupt supplies to homes in the area.

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  • Act for Nature: Calls for new law to support recovery of nature and improve people's wellbeing

    Wednesday 29th October, 2014

    Charities are today challenging political parties to ‘act for nature’ by introducing new laws to restore nature and increase everyone’s access to it, not only for nature’s sake but also for the contribution it makes to people’s health and wellbeing.

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  • Cross-Channel cooperation aids wildlife

    Wednesday 15th October, 2014

    Volunteers in cross channel cooperation

    Old Park Hill nature reserve, in Whitfield, and the grounds of Dover Castle were invaded last weekend by dozens of French conservation volunteers alongside their Kent counterparts in a unique task which has transformed areas once densely overgrown with scrub and non-native trees such as holm oak and sycamore.

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  • Bumper Crop of Results for Wild About Gardens 2014

    Friday 19th September, 2014

    Wild About Gardens plaque

    It’s National Wild about Gardens week and Kent Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce the results of its Wild about Gardens awards scheme 2014.

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  • Living legends unite to launch Remember a Charity week 2014

    Monday 8th September, 2014

    There's a legend in all of us banner

    Kent Wildlife Trust joins Living Legends to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Legacies

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