Welly Wildlife Walking Tour

16 June 2021
18:00 - 20:00
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This tour will be split into two parts:

Wellington College Head of Gardens and Countryside, Mark Dodd, will take us on a tour of the College gardens and share fascinating insights, including some of the delights and challenges of looking after this 440 acre site. Mark is a highly experienced gardener with over 23 years of experience working not only at Wellington but also as Head of Gardens at Benenden and Epsom College, as well as in private estates throughout the country, including Scotland and Devon. In this talk he will provide insight into a side of College life that is unknown to the majority. He will tell us about how his team manages the huge site, complete with its lawns, lakes, woods, hedgehogs, squirrels, adders – and all those leaves! There are 18.5 million of them on the Kilometre alone!

Kat Dahl, teacher and conservationist, will guide us around the College’s Site of Special Scientific Interest. This protected area is a remarkable beacon of biodiversity, containing several nationally scarce habitats and species, including Dartford Warblers, Nightjars and Silver-studded Blue butterflies. Kat will tell us about the great variety of wonderful wildlife on this site, and how its conservation is managed by Mark and his team in conjunction with Natural England.

Meeting place will be at the Clock Tower on North Front.

Please wear suitable footwear and be aware of uneven ground in parts. Will also need a reasonable level of fitness/ walking speed to make sure we can get round in the 2 hour slot.

Venue
Wellington College

Audience
Wellington College Pupils, Parents, OWs and Wider Community

Booking
Please note, this event has now sold out however an additional date has been added to Wednesday 30th June. Please check that listing for more information.

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