Join woodland ecology expert for a gentle walk around Hucking Estate, near Maidstone, Kent, identifying butterflies if the weather is suitable, or you will focus more on birds and plants if the weather is unsuitable. Please note this event has changed names from 'Butterflies and Dragonflies'.
This 573 acre (282 hectare) site offers an engaging and varied mix of habitats, set in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ancient and newly planted woodland, carpets of wildflowers throughout the spring and summer, open rides and chalk grassland areas are all home to a wide variety of wildlife. These include twenty one species of butterfly - see how many you can find during the walk!
The walk starts at 10:00 and will finish by 13:00.
Your guide, Bryan Bullen, has over 20 years’ experience as a woodland volunteer, a nature reserve warden, a wildlife surveyor, and leading study days and workshops within the county.
Accompanied children of all ages welcome, and dogs on leads.
For more details about Hucking Estate, and how to get there, see: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/4776/hucking-estate/ Please park at the Woodland Trust car park off Church Road, ME17 1QT unless we inform you otherwise nearer the time.
We are running several events at Hucking over the year. If you’re interested in finding out about other events, search for ‘Hucking’ on the events page to see details