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.
If you enjoy tracking nature throughout the year you may find these websites helpful:
Record 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
Don't know your alder from your ash, or Scot's pine from your Douglas fir? Check out these handy websites below:
Woodland Trust: Guide to Native and Non-Native Trees
The Conservation Volunteers: Guide to Identifying Trees
Click here for Bedgebury-specific trees
Spotted a wildflower and unsure what it may be? One of the resources below may give you the answer!
Plantlife: 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:
First Nature: Fungi ID guides
Click here to find out more about Bedgebury's fungi
The links below may give you an idea on what bird you've spotted
RSPB: Identify a bird
Learn to tell the difference between the species of bumblebee we have in the UK
Bumblebee Conservation Trust: Common bumblebees
Bee facts: Amazing bee factsheet
To learn more about hedgehogs, their lifestyle and habit read on!
Hedgehog Street: Information leaflet