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Questions 1 to 5 are individual information that each person responding to the consultation needs to complete for themselves or their organisation. Wildwood Trust’s answers to Questions 6 to 11 are set out below and may be copied or adapted.
N.B. The Text in Blue is extracted from the wording from DEFRAs Consultation Proposals and is not part of Wildwood Trust’s response – that wording is for information and context only.
The bat rehabilitation centre at Wildwood has had a busy year. Hazel Ryan, our Senior Conservation officer, has received over 100 grounded bats found by members of the public. As a volunteer bat carer for Kent Bat Group, she initially cares for them at home. Once they have begun to recover from their injuries they are brought into the Wildwood flight cage for flight practice, to build up stamina and to allow Hazel to assess their suitability for release.
Have you ever been bitten by a spider? I have.
On June 10th between about 10.10 a.m. and 12.20 p.m. a partial eclipse of the Sun will be visible from UK, weather permitting. When I say ‘visible’, I mean it may be seen provided suitable precautions are taken to protect your eyes. Even a brief glance directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to your eyes, so should not be attempted under any circumstances.
Sounds like a match between two American football teams doesn’t it? But no, only one was American. It was a real life battle played out between Wildwood’s resident wild crows and a non-native grey squirrel that strayed too close to their nest.
Whether the owner of a tiny balcony or a huge garden space, everyone can connect with nature and wildlife through simple steps to create a wilder environment in their patch.