Apr 02 2020

Bigger is better!

The Trust recently ran a fundraising appeal to purchase an extension to the Hucking Estate, near Maidstone, Kent. We’re thrilled to announce that this has been a great success.   Thanks to the generosity of people across the UK, this new expanse will extend Hucking to a...

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Mar 25 2020

Bird Monitoring at Langley Vale Wood

Article submitted by Alan Matthews, Wildlife Monitor at Langley Vale Wood   Five years after the Langley Vale Wood site was acquired by the Woodland Trust, volunteers conducted regular surveys in 2019 to monitor the numbers and species of birds seen.  A comparison with a baseline survey...

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Mar 24 2020

Polecats in Kent!

Volunteer warden and conservationist Tim Hewke monitors four sites across Kent; keeping his eyes, ears and few special camera traps on the comings and goings at the woods.  Tim is collecting some marvellous footage of British wildlife displaying their natural behaviours within our woods.   Tim's recent...

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Feb 25 2020

Coppicing at Butcher’s Wood

    Despite recent heavy rain and windy weather, volunteers from Butcher’s Wood have continued their coppicing work this winter to help improve the woodland ecology at the site.   Butchers Wood is a small (7.12ha) ancient semi-natural woodland at the northern boundary of the South Downs National Park...

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Feb 25 2020

Farewell to Simon Bateman-Brown

[caption id="attachment_16129" align="alignleft" width="225"] Simon and Tish with their farewell cakes[/caption] Volunteers from Langley Vale Wood bid farewell to site manager Simon Bateman-Brown on Thursday 20 February, as he leaves the Woodland Trust for pastures new at Kent Wildlife Trust.   Simon has been with the Trust since...

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