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Tuesday, 13 September 2011 09:02

A recent morning started with the local songbird and blackbird population creating a hullabaloo as a female sparrowhawk hunted the local trees, shrubs and hedgerows that abut our base here in Kent.

Monday, 05 September 2011 17:41

An encounter with the beautiful “Sea Poppy” or yellow horned poppy whilst exploring the shingle and pebble coastline of Kent in a recent field trip that included a visit to Samphire Hoe between Dover and Folkestone.

Saturday, 27 August 2011 12:20

altTeaming up with our "Gourmet Bushcraft Events" partner Zoe Morley of The Angel Cookery Academy earlier this week we had the pleasure of delivering a bespoke team building event for key staff at Wesleyan Assurance Society at our farm site here in the heart of “The Darling Buds of May” countryside in Kent.

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 13:31

In this Badger Bushcraft Blog article we revisit the Kent salt marshes to forage for the gastronomic delight that is Marsh Samphire (Salicornia spp.) also known as Glasswort and show you how to pickle this succulent and delicious plant.

Sunday, 24 July 2011 08:49

This weekend we had the pleasure of delivering a special Badger Bushcraft Childrens Party at our farm based site in Kent to celebrate the birthdays of Edward and Fred both of whom have attended our Family Learning Day Course many times before.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011 13:04

In this Badger Bushcraft Blog article Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Head Instructor, revisits an article that he wrote some years ago and was published by "The Bushcraft Magazine".

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 18:12

One of the birds that I encounter on the long and frequent walks and rambles in the area that surrounds our base in heart of the Kent countryside is the Yaffle - more commonly known as the Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis). This year I have been fortunate to watch and photograph a brood being reared at our farm site in the village of Egerton which is between Ashford and Maidstone.

Thursday, 09 June 2011 01:00

It never fails to amaze me that when we stand and stare we see so much more of The Nature. This too can be applied if we sit and listen and the use of “sound mapping” can help us reconnect with our natural soundscape.

Saturday, 04 June 2011 11:22

A recent field trip to Samphire Hoe, a spit of new land between Folkestone and Dover, provided a most frustrating photographic opportunity that I sadly managed to get all wrong. However I learnt more about life from the experince than photography.

Thursday, 02 June 2011 10:50

A recent purchase of a secondhand SIGMA 170-500mm F5-6.3 APO lens for our Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera that we use for photographing both flora and fauna led to an interesting evening watching the local jackdaws.

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