Autumn wildlife at Brogdale

Beautiful spiders’ webs Autumn beckons and with the seasonal changes in the orchards of the National Fruit Collections comes the first foggy, dewy mornings and the tapestries of spiders` webs. It’s lovely to see the multitude of `sheets and orbs` across Brogdale’s orchards and grasslands, hedgerows and gardens.  The wildlife at Brogdale is fascinating whatever […]

A time for weeding and enjoying the wildlife

July Wildlife Update from Brogdale Collections We love the rain! Apart from when we’ve had school groups in doing bee walks and minibeast hunts, the rain for the wildlife garden has been fantastic. Not only is the pond thriving with lots of whirligig beetles and pond-skaters on the surface as well as water snails underneath, […]

Summer wildlife update from Brogdale Collections

On spotting an aquatic fly with long legs,  golden/green metallic coloured body and white-tipped wings at Brogdale’s recently completed wildlife pond –  research quickly helped me identify it was a Semaphore Fly Poecilobothrus nobilitatus.  The pond is host to several of these flies, although sadly not YET the damselflies I had hoped for. The male Semaphore […]

The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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