Rewilding 1 & 2: Big Grazers for Big Landscapes & Bringing Back the Beaver


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Big Grazers for Big Landscapes

Saturday 12th November 2022

10.00am – 4.30pm

Tutors: Anne Riddell and Vicki Breakell

Over the coming months, we will be running 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. A classroom session including a talk on the Wilder Blean project and followed by a visit to the Blean.

Bringing Back the Beaver

Saturday 4th February 2022

10.00am – 4.00pm

Tutors: 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 field to Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve in the afternoon. Own transport required.


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  • This event is non-refundable unless cancelled by Wildwood.
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