Wild about Wildlife Weekend
30th September and 1st October
Platform ticket will be available on the day at just £1.00
(This can be clamed back in the Platform shop or Tea Room with any purchase)
Tenterden Mayor Sue Ferguson will formally open the event
at 10am on Saturday
Come along to find out more about our 'wild' side and to learn how you can help to support wildlife in general. We have a weekend full of wildlife fun with talks, storytelling and activities happening throughout both days.
The K&ESR is a 10.5 mile haven for wildlife: a special and surprising nature corridor which is home to a huge range of flora and fauna - something we've been investigating through an ecology survey with the help of the Kent Wildlife Trust Consultancy, Bumble Bee Conservation Trust and Tenterden Wildlife.
Find out about the K&ESR's Ecology Survey
Representatives from the K&ESR Environment & Sustainability Group, Kent Wildlife Trust, WildStarts and the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust will outline the background to the railway's ecology survey which covered birds, pollinators and habitat.
They will also reveal some of the exciting results, including the discovery of a rare bee and a number of bird species that are on the British Trust for Ornithology’s Red and Amber lists for highest conservation concern.
Children's author and composer Jenny Bailey will be reading stories from her 'Tales from Mother Earth' series of books which aim to inspire children
about the wonders of the natural world and ignite the conservationist in all of us.
10:00 - Opening of the Wild about Wildlife weekend by Tenterden Mayor Sue Ferguson (Saturday only)
10:15 - Rolvenden Primary School singing “It Matters to Me” from Jenny Bailey’s Mother Earth books
10:30 – Railway Wildlife Survey and exciting discoveries. – K&ESR and Kent Wildlife Trust
11.15 – Bumblebee Conservation Trust talk
12:00 – Storytelling session from Mother Earth series author Jenny Bailey
13:00 – Railway Wildlife Survey and exciting discoveries. – K&ESR and Kent Wildlife Trust
13:45 – Bumblebee Conservation Trust talk
14:30 – Storytelling session from Mother Earth series author Jenny Bailey
Demonstrations, displays and stalls
Kent Wildlife Trust – activities including making bird feeders and dissecting owl pellets
Tenterden Wildlife - stall and activities
RSPB Dungeness volunteer – pond dipping activity (Sunday only)
Singleton Environmental Centre - stall and activities including wild flower and fungi identification
Tenterden Men’s Sheds – demonstrations and stall selling wildlife related items (Saturday only)
Ashford Repair Café - offering useful repair advice (Sunday only)
Tenterden Camera Club - wildlife photography display
Tenterden Town Museum - family activities including leaf pressing in clay, making leaf catchers and mini fossil excavations