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Go-Wild @ The Knepp Re-Wilding Project

23 June 2017, Dial Post, West Sussex

South East Section members had a good day out at the Knepp Re-Wilding project in Sussex in June. Delegates were able to see first-hand the results of re-wildling in action. This included a walking tour of Repton Park, lake and wetland habitats, as well as a ‘safari tour’ of the more remote areas of the estate – which are managed for low density grazing deer, longhorn cattle and Tamworth pigs. We were lucky enough on the day to have some great views of the Purple Emperor butterfly, one of the species which has benefitted from the re-wilding project, with the highest count in the UK being recorded at the estate this summer.  Delegates were also treated to a locally sourced organic lunch – which provided an informal chance to network with other members of the Section.

Author and photographs: Clare Caudwell MCIEEM, South East England Section Committee

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