World Bee Day 2022

Today is World Bee Day – raising awareness on the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy. We are committed to enhancing habitats for bees. We are proud to assist with the creation and maintenance of habitats to promote bee and pollinator numbers, through the creation of pollinator…

No Mow May 2022

This month is No Mow May. It is a campaign to encourage people to stop mowing their lawns for the whole of May. Doing this should give flowers the chance to grow and produce nectar for pollinating insects such as bees, butterflies and moths. Research has found that simple changes in mowing can result in…

Tree Sparrow Boxes

Working with the Kent Wildlife Trust we have identified two areas suitable for tree sparrow nest boxes at the family farm in Egerton. We are lucky to have two small colonies on the farm and are making efforts to boost resident populations through habitat creation, supplementary winter feeding and now the installation of 10 tree…

National Bird Box Week

This week has been national bird box week, which aims to raise awareness for the importance of providing nesting habitat for the UK’s bird population. This is particularly important as there is a serious shortage of suitable nesting sites. Last year we put five owl boxes up on trees across our farm in Egerton, with…

Wild bird mix

With a dramatic decline in farmland bird populations since the mid 1970’s, it has been recognised on a national level that concerted efforts must be made to provide suitable habitats and feed sources through the hungry gap. Case Study – Wild bird mix Problem: A decline in farmland birds and suitable habitats. Solution: Create suitable…

Great crested newts

To address the decline in endangered great crested newts, planning policy and government legislation is now placing an onus on developers to contribute towards habitat creation and offset projects. In line with these contributions, the Stour Countryside Partnership has been charged with delivering the restoration and creation of ponds within Kent, looking for suitable sites…

Forestry England Woodland Creation

We worked with Forestry England to prepare the land for a new multipurpose woodland at their 127-hectare Pleasant Farm site in Kent. The woodland creation will increase and enhance the landscape, providing carbon sequestration, increasing the region’s coverage of native broadleaf species and providing a mosaic of habitats to benefit local wildlife. This is a…

Forestry England Badger gates

Habitat Regeneration are pleased to be assisting Forestry England in delivering 10 badger gates across their woodland creation scheme near Lenham, ensuring continued movement across their foraging areas. The main planting areas were rabbit fenced to reduce the need for tree guards across large proportions of the site, although the installation of these gates ensure…

Big Farmland Bird Count

Today is the start of the Big Farmland Bird Count which runs between 4th and 20th of February. It invites farmers to spend 30 minutes counting the birds they see in one part of their farm. We held an early morning farm walk at Frasers with the Upper Beult farm cluster group and Kent Wildlife…

World Soil Day 2021

Today is World Soil Day. The UN has dedicated this day to raise awareness for soil health and to create positive change. At Habitat Regeneration we believe that effective farm management utilising some regenerative practices can help to address long term soil health. We can help landowners deliver regenerative land management practices, incorporating wildflower mixes,…