QuotesSweet flower! Of all that bloom by hill or glen Through smiling Kent, there’s none I love like thee For thour’st the truest type of true born men Hardy unbought, untamable and free...”
The Amicci, ‘The Fly Orchis’
(lines on a fly orchis found on the brow of Boxley Hills) (1836)

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Reflecting on the project: Year one

Reflecting on the project: Year one

Beginning in May 2017, Old Chalk New Downs set out to deliver a new approach to chalk grassland management and restoration, recognising that people needed to engage with their natural environment if they were to be encouraged to protect it. With...

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 Is a chainsaw wildlife’s best friend?

Is a chainsaw wildlife’s best friend?

Preservation of trees is a topic that raises great passion in many with an interest in Conservation. Mention a chainsaw and many will strap themselves to a tree to save it. Britain’s natural state was once a wooded...

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Help Our Hedgerows!

Help Our Hedgerows!

Mention hedging and many people will think of garden chores and neighbourhood boundaries, without realising the extent and value of our county's field margins. These long rows of bushes, often interspersed with trees, divide up our landscape, preventing livestock...

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Talk the Chalk

Talk the Chalk

My first impressions of Kent were formed several years before I ever imagined I should move here to live. Speeding through the county from Essex to Sussex, I emerged from the Dartford Crossing relieved to be South of the Thames...

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Evidence has identified a 52% reduction in property and violent crimes in areas rich in nature. #ThursdayThoughts #WilderWellbeing
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