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RETURN OF THE BISON

Wild bison are to return to the UK for the first time in 6,000 years, with the release of a small herd in Kent planned for spring 2022.

The £1m project to reintroduce the animals will help secure the future of an endangered species. But they will also naturally regenerate a former pine wood plantation by killing off trees. This creates a healthy mix of woodland, scrub and glades, boosting insect, bird and plant life.

During the initial release, one male and three females will be set free. Natural breeding will increase the size of the herd, with one calf per year the norm for each female. The bison will come from the Netherlands or Poland, where releases have been successful and safe.

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THE HEDGEHOG

Copyright Fergals Images Say hello to Hetty the Hedgehog ( Erinaceus europaeus ) The Hedgehog is one of Britain’s favorite small mammals,once common in our towns and villages but now very much under threat from development and habitat loss. Small , round and covered in spines the nocturnal Hedgehog is an unmistakable animal seen in […]

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY

Wildlife Wednesday , 26th January 2022 “Wilderness is source of Happiness..”  Kedar Dhepe Wildlife Wednesday, a welcome return for me and the first WW of 2022. Once again I’m at the wildflower meadow hide and its a glorious warm winters day , very little wind and perfect weather for a spot of wildlife photography. After last […]

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

Close Encounters of a Four Legged Kind Do you ever get that feeling that you are being watched ? A kind of sixth sense that somewhere in the shadows of the night , hungry eyes are following you every move. We have a nightly routine , just before retiring to bed we fill a water […]

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