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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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WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY

Wildlife Wednesday   23-6-2021 By Peter Hanscomb It’s Wednesday again , so it’s time for another trip to the Meadow Hide, and today I’m flying solo. And it’s an early start for me today leaving the house at 4 am. The meadow continues to grow apace and I want to make the most of the long day […]

WILDLIFE NEWS

Wildlife News Half the trees in two new English woodlands planted by jays, study finds……….. More than half the trees in two new woodlands in lowland England have been planted not by landowners, charities or machines but by jays. Former fields rapidly turned into native forest with no plastic tree-guards, watering or expensive management, according to […]

WEEKEND WILDLIFE

Weekend Wildlife from the Meadow Hide It’s the weekend and time for another day at the meadow hide , once again with my wife Anne in the co-pilots seat. Wednesday was just a little too hot , so for once it’s a rare day off that hasn’t beenn spent at the hide . The meadow […]

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