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  • Are you wild about your garden?

    Friday 11th April, 2014

    ‘Wild about Gardens’ Blue Plaque Award

    Gardens can be wonderful places for wildlife. It really is easy and inexpensive to create a mosaic of wildlife-rich areas, from a simple window box to an imaginatively planted vegetable plot.

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  • Forest Schools to branch out - thanks to major donation

    Friday 11th April, 2014

    Stevie Rice and Kathryn Barton receiving the cheque from Ann Nussey

    The remarkable generosity of Kent Wildlife Trust supporters has given a valuable boost to the Trust’s Forest School Project. Ann Nussey and Vaughan Pomeroy have made a gift of £75,000 that will provide essential funding to enable the scheme to develop throughout the county.

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  • Easter Competition at Tyland Barn

    Monday 7th April, 2014

    Easter bunny cartoon

    The Easter bunnies have been busy hiding Easter eggs for all their family and friends find but they have forgotten how many there are.

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  • Save Our Vanishing Grasslands

    Thursday 3rd April, 2014

    orchids at Fackenden down

    England’s wildlife-rich grasslands are vanishing – and the wildlife that depends on them is under threat. Current measures to protect what is left of our precious grasslands are weak and we are losing irreplaceable sites.

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  • New chairman for wildlife conservation charity

    Tuesday 1st April, 2014

    Mike Bax

    Mike Bax has become the next Chairman of Kent Wildlife Trust following his election by the Trustees earlier this month. He replaces Fidelity Weston who has stepped down from the role after eight years of active service.

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  • The highway toad

    Wednesday 12th March, 2014

    Bough Beech nature reserve, near Ide Hill, is a particularly important Kent Wildlife Trust site for its populations of toad and, as a consequence, the adjacent roads are littered with ‘toad kill’ in early spring.

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  • Badger culls were “ineffective and failed humaneness test”

    Friday 28th February, 2014


    In light of reports that pilot badger culls failed on the grounds of efficiency and humaneness, The Wildlife Trusts today strongly urge the Government to abandon plans to roll out its culling policy and find a better solution to tackling the devastating disease, bovine Tuberculosis (bTB).

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  • Monitoring at Hothfield Heathlands

    Tuesday 18th February, 2014

    Two meadow brown butterflies

    As well as improving the habitats across Hothfield Heathlands nature reserve, it is also important that we monitor our nature reserves to see how different species are doing. This information is also added to national data, so that over time we begin to pick up patterns of how our wildlife is coping.

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  • £343,000 Lottery cash to ‘paint towns green’

    Wednesday 29th January, 2014

    Kent Wildlife Trust has secured £343,259 for its ‘Painting the Town Green’ project thanks to a successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme.

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  • Minotaur beetles at Hothfield Heathlands nature reserve

    Thursday 16th January, 2014

    Minotaur beetle

    Walking across the heathlands at the moment, have a look down, you won’t fail to notice considerable numbers of finger sized holes buried into the ground.

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