Kent Wildlife Trust. Wilder Kent Safari: Land Management for Man Orchids

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024

On Wednesday 29th May 2024, Kent Wildlife Trust are holding a one day course at 10am at Darland Banks, Darland Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3ER. Join the reserve warden for Darland Banks for a behind the scenes look at how this reserve is managed, and how it has become one of the best nature reserves in the country for the Man Orchid. Along with sweeping panoramic views, you’ll enjoy fantastic displays of this rare and unusual plant at this surprisingly diverse reserve in the heart of the Medway towns. This safari is aimed at an adult audience, 14-17 year olds may attend with an accompanying adult over 18. Hoping to bring the children? Family Wildlife Watch Safaris are available during school holidays, see https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/safaris for availability. This safari will last approximately 3 hours and most of the time will be spent walking or standing. Much of the route follows surfaced paths, but these can be muddy. Ensure you wear sturdy footwear (during periods of wet weather waterproof footwear is advisable) and clothing suitable for the weather conditions. Please note there are no toilet facilities at the reserve, and no refreshments are available to purchase on site. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink with you, a bottle of water is recommended. Parking is available at the West Bank and Main Bank car parks. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

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