30th November & 18th January – Rewilding 1 & 2


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Saturday 30th November

10.00am – 4.30pm             

Tutor: Anne Riddell and Vicki Breakell

The first of a series of four rewilding courses, examining the pros and cons of bringing back large herbivores and carnivores to modern Britain. This first course looks at the large herbivores which kick start landscape changes to benefit biodiversity, including primitive horses and bison, followed by a visit to a Konik horse grazing project in Kent.


Saturday 18th January

10.00am – 4.30pm             

Tutor: Anne Riddell

The second of our rewilding-themed courses looks at the vital role of the beaver in reinstating wetlands and enhancing biodiversity. After briefly exploring the history of the beaver in Britain, we will look at its ecology, field signs and its work as a landscape architect and wetland engineer, as well as the pros and cons of reintroducing an animal that has been absent from Britain for over 400 years. The recent return of the beaver to Britain – in both authorised and unauthorised projects – will also be discussed, including a review of Kent Wildlife Trust’s Ham Fen project and the beaver’s recolonisation of the Kentish Stour. The course includes a guided tour of Ham Fen by Kent Wildlife Trust.

Keep an eye out for our third and fourth rewilding courses coming soon; Rewilding 3: Are we ready for Lynx? and Rewilding 4: Return of the Wolf.

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Things to know before you book:
  • This event is non-refundable unless cancelled by Wildwood.
  • Lunch is not provided.
  • For more information on this event, please email courses@wildwoodtrust.org  or telephone 01227 711 471.
  • If booking for more than one person, please list the names of extra attendees in the space provided.
  • To make the course go as smoothly as possible, we ask you to list any allergies or health issues that we can address before the course date.
  • After booking is completed, you will be contacted via email to provide any extra information pertinent to your booking.