Do you want to learn more about nature?

Bedgebury, with its diverse habitats and rare trees, is the perfect place for spotting flora and fauna, both common and rare. The links below will give you more information and may help you identify what you find.
We are not responsible for these websites and do not accept any responsibility for their content, however we hope they may be useful to you. 
RECORDING NATURE

If you enjoy tracking nature throughout the year you may find these websites helpful:

snowdropRecord the changing seasons with the Woodland Trust: Nature's Calendar

Record dragonflies and damselflies: Dragonfly spotting

Record your mammal sightings in Kent: Kent Mammal Group

Big Butterfly Count (20th July-12th August 2018): Big Butterfly Count 

 

 

 

IDENTIFYING TREES

Don't know your alder from your ash, or Scot's pine from your Douglas fir? Check out these handy websites below:

birch silver leaves paul sterry nplWoodland Trust: Guide to Native and Non-Native Trees

The Conservation Volunteers: Guide to Identifying Trees

Click here for Bedgebury-specific trees 

 

 

 

 

IDENTIFYING WILDFLOWERS

Spotted a wildflower and unsure what it may be? One of the resources below may give you the answer!

oxeye daisyPlantlife: Seasonal spotters sheets www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature

Plantlife: The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Click here to go to our Bedgebury-specific wildflower blog 

 

 

 

 

IDENTIFYING FUNGI / TOADSTOOLS

We have a vast array of fungi in the UK. Check out the websites below to help identify what you've seen:

toadstool fly agaric magic mushroom 2First Nature: Fungi ID guides

Click here to find out more about Bedgebury's fungi 

 

 

 

 

 

IDENTIFYING BIRDS

The links below may give you an idea on what bird you've spotted

Fieldfare PictureRSPB: Identify a bird

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDENTIFYING BUMBLEBEES

Learn to tell the difference between the species of bumblebee we have in the UK

20170805 131206 copyBumblebee Conservation Trust: Common bumblebees

Bee facts: Amazing bee factsheet

 

 

 

 

 

HEDGEHOGS

To learn more about hedgehogs, their lifestyle and habit read on!

hedgehogHedgehog Street: Information leaflet