Friday, 16 June 2017

Wildwood’s final push to save Bulgaria’s neglected bears

Wildwood the Coolest Place in Kent… 

While Kent prepares to swelter under record breaking temperatures, one of the best places to be is beside a tree, nature’s very own air conditioning system.

Wildwood's expert bear keepers have prepared giant blackcurrant ice lollies (see Video) and they have a giant pool and waterfall but it is still the trees in there woodland enclosure that best keeps them cool.

The trees of Wildwood offer visitors welcome relief from the sun and offer an amazing air conditioning effect thanks to water evaporating from their leaves.

Ancient man was no fool and often built their homes next to trees, some archaeological evidence suggests that man used different types of trees to keep him cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Scientists are now rediscovering this lost knowledge in their quest to make us more energy efficient.

So the advice for keeping cool this summer is to plant some trees or take a visit to Wildwood Trust and spend the afternoon beneath our cooling canopy of trees, looking at the animals that would have surrounded our wise ancestors as they kept cool.

Why trees are good at keeping us cool:

1.    Trees help keep the air and soil near gardens moist by releasing water through their stomata in a process called transpiration. Every Tree ‘transpires’ as much water as a tap on full. It is this process that cools down the air.

Research by the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory suggests that trees lower the air temperature by 3°F to 6°F (2°C to 4°C) in the vicinity just by the transpirational effect. 

2.    Effectively shading a house with tall trees can reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 10 degrees when temperatures sore.

3.    Trees planted to shade an air conditioning unit require less energy to cool a building. Keeping a building cooler and saving you money.

4.    Deciduous trees planted on the south side of buildings stop sunlight in the summer but when their leaves drop off allow sunlight to warm the house in the winter. This cooling effect has been shown to decrease energy use in a home by 17% and 30% in two case studies in America. 

5.    Evergreen trees planted on the north side of buildings to protect buildings from prevailing winds during the winter can decrease wind speed by half, therefore, decreasing winter energy consumption.


Peter Smith, Wildwood’s Chief Executive stated:

“Remember to plant some trees in front of your house or office this autumn and especially in front of any air conditioning units.

I am amazed at how many air conditioning units are left in direct sunlight, just by planting a tree you could drastically reduce the electricity it uses and help cut down on global warming.”

The Wildwood ‘Woodland Discovery Park’ is an ideal day out for all the family where you can come ‘nose to nose’ with British Wildlife. Wildwood offers its members and visitors a truly inspirational way to learn about the natural history of Britain by actually seeing the wildlife that once lived here. 
 
Wildwood is situated close to Canterbury, just off the A291 between Herne Bay and Canterbury.

www.wildwoodtrust.org  01227 712111 

 

 

***********************ENDS********************** 
Video of our rescued bear with giant ice lolly https://youtu.be/7xgT3zPXgLs


Peter Smith
Chief Executive
Wildwood Trust

Registered Charity No 1093702

Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 7LQ

e-mail:      peeta@wildwoodtrust.org
Tel:         01227 712111
Mobile:     07986 828229
www.wildwoodtrust.org

Wildwood Trust is Kent's unique 'Woodland Discovery Park', a visitor attraction with a difference.

Wildwood is not only the best place to bring the family for a day out, but it is also a bold and innovative  charity, backed by some of the UK’s leading wildlife conservationists. 
 
Wildwood Trust’s vision is toRewild Britian, a unique new way of restoring Britain’s land to its natural state. 
  
The Wildwood ‘Woodland Discovery Park’ is an ideal day out for all the family where you can come ‘nose to nose’ with British Wildlife. Wildwood offers its members and visitors a truly inspirational way to learn about the natural history of Britain by actually seeing the wildlife that once lived here. 
 
Set in a sublime 38 acres of Ancient Woodland, Wildwood offers visitors a truly unique experience. Come Nose to Nose with our secretive badgers, experience what is like to be hunted by a real live pack of wolves, watch a charging wild boar or track down a beaver in his lodge.
 
Wildwood Trust runs a highly successful programme of Conservation Projects – we are the UK’s leading experts in rescuing and re-establishing colonies of Britain’s most threatened mammal, the water vole. Wildwood Trust has pioneered the use of ancient wild horses to restore nature reserve. Wildwood Trust has been at the forefront of efforts to re-establish the European Beaver back in Britain where they belong. European Beaver have been proven to help mange water ways to bring back a huge range of Plants, insects and animals

 

Copyright © 2016 Wildwood Trust, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 7LQ

 

Wildwood’s final push to save Bulgaria’s neglected bears

Wildwood the Coolest Place in Kent… 

While Kent prepares to swelter under record breaking temperatures, one of the best places to be is beside a tree, nature’s very own air conditioning system.

Wildwood's expert bear keepers have prepared giant blackcurrant ice lollies (see Video) and they have a giant pool and waterfall but it is still the trees in there woodland enclosure that best keeps them cool.

The trees of Wildwood offer visitors welcome relief from the sun and offer an amazing air conditioning effect thanks to water evaporating from their leaves.

Ancient man was no fool and often built their homes next to trees, some archaeological evidence suggests that man used different types of trees to keep him cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Scientists are now rediscovering this lost knowledge in their quest to make us more energy efficient.

So the advice for keeping cool this summer is to plant some trees or take a visit to Wildwood Trust and spend the afternoon beneath our cooling canopy of trees, looking at the animals that would have surrounded our wise ancestors as they kept cool.

Why trees are good at keeping us cool:

1.    Trees help keep the air and soil near gardens moist by releasing water through their stomata in a process called transpiration. Every Tree ‘transpires’ as much water as a tap on full. It is this process that cools down the air.

Research by the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory suggests that trees lower the air temperature by 3°F to 6°F (2°C to 4°C) in the vicinity just by the transpirational effect. 

2.    Effectively shading a house with tall trees can reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 10 degrees when temperatures sore.

3.    Trees planted to shade an air conditioning unit require less energy to cool a building. Keeping a building cooler and saving you money.

4.    Deciduous trees planted on the south side of buildings stop sunlight in the summer but when their leaves drop off allow sunlight to warm the house in the winter. This cooling effect has been shown to decrease energy use in a home by 17% and 30% in two case studies in America. 

5.    Evergreen trees planted on the north side of buildings to protect buildings from prevailing winds during the winter can decrease wind speed by half, therefore, decreasing winter energy consumption.


Peter Smith, Wildwood’s Chief Executive stated:

“Remember to plant some trees in front of your house or office this autumn and especially in front of any air conditioning units.

I am amazed at how many air conditioning units are left in direct sunlight, just by planting a tree you could drastically reduce the electricity it uses and help cut down on global warming.”

The Wildwood ‘Woodland Discovery Park’ is an ideal day out for all the family where you can come ‘nose to nose’ with British Wildlife. Wildwood offers its members and visitors a truly inspirational way to learn about the natural history of Britain by actually seeing the wildlife that once lived here. 
 
Wildwood is situated close to Canterbury, just off the A291 between Herne Bay and Canterbury.

www.wildwoodtrust.org  01227 712111 

 

 

***********************ENDS********************** 
Video of our rescued bear with giant ice lolly https://youtu.be/7xgT3zPXgLs


Peter Smith
Chief Executive
Wildwood Trust

Registered Charity No 1093702

Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 7LQ

e-mail:      peeta@wildwoodtrust.org
Tel:         01227 712111
Mobile:     07986 828229
www.wildwoodtrust.org

Wildwood Trust is Kent's unique 'Woodland Discovery Park', a visitor attraction with a difference.

Wildwood is not only the best place to bring the family for a day out, but it is also a bold and innovative  charity, backed by some of the UK’s leading wildlife conservationists. 
 
Wildwood Trust’s vision is toRewild Britian, a unique new way of restoring Britain’s land to its natural state. 
  
The Wildwood ‘Woodland Discovery Park’ is an ideal day out for all the family where you can come ‘nose to nose’ with British Wildlife. Wildwood offers its members and visitors a truly inspirational way to learn about the natural history of Britain by actually seeing the wildlife that once lived here. 
 
Set in a sublime 38 acres of Ancient Woodland, Wildwood offers visitors a truly unique experience. Come Nose to Nose with our secretive badgers, experience what is like to be hunted by a real live pack of wolves, watch a charging wild boar or track down a beaver in his lodge.
 
Wildwood Trust runs a highly successful programme of Conservation Projects – we are the UK’s leading experts in rescuing and re-establishing colonies of Britain’s most threatened mammal, the water vole. Wildwood Trust has pioneered the use of ancient wild horses to restore nature reserve. Wildwood Trust has been at the forefront of efforts to re-establish the European Beaver back in Britain where they belong. European Beaver have been proven to help mange water ways to bring back a huge range of Plants, insects and animals

 

Copyright © 2016 Wildwood Trust, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 7LQ

 

Wildwood’s final push to save Bulgaria’s neglected bears

Wildwood the Coolest Place in Kent… 

While Kent prepares to swelter under record breaking temperatures, one of the best places to be is beside a tree, nature’s very own air conditioning system.

Wildwood's expert bear keepers have prepared giant blackcurrant ice lollies (see Video) and they have a giant pool and waterfall but it is still the trees in there woodland enclosure that best keeps them cool.

The trees of Wildwood offer visitors welcome relief from the sun and offer an amazing air conditioning effect thanks to water evaporating from their leaves.

Ancient man was no fool and often built their homes next to trees, some archaeological evidence suggests that man used different types of trees to keep him cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Scientists are now rediscovering this lost knowledge in their quest to make us more energy efficient.

So the advice for keeping cool this summer is to plant some trees or take a visit to Wildwood Trust and spend the afternoon beneath our cooling canopy of trees, looking at the animals that would have surrounded our wise ancestors as they kept cool.

Why trees are good at keeping us cool:

1.    Trees help keep the air and soil near gardens moist by releasing water through their stomata in a process called transpiration. Every Tree ‘transpires’ as much water as a tap on full. It is this process that cools down the air.

Research by the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory suggests that trees lower the air temperature by 3°F to 6°F (2°C to 4°C) in the vicinity just by the transpirational effect. 

2.    Effectively shading a house with tall trees can reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 10 degrees when temperatures sore.

3.    Trees planted to shade an air conditioning unit require less energy to cool a building. Keeping a building cooler and saving you money.

4.    Deciduous trees planted on the south side of buildings stop sunlight in the summer but when their leaves drop off allow sunlight to warm the house in the winter. This cooling effect has been shown to decrease energy use in a home by 17% and 30% in two case studies in America. 

5.    Evergreen trees planted on the north side of buildings to protect buildings from prevailing winds during the winter can decrease wind speed by half, therefore, decreasing winter energy consumption.


Peter Smith, Wildwood’s Chief Executive stated:

“Remember to plant some trees in front of your house or office this autumn and especially in front of any air conditioning units.

I am amazed at how many air conditioning units are left in direct sunlight, just by planting a tree you could drastically reduce the electricity it uses and help cut down on global warming.”

The Wildwood ‘Woodland Discovery Park’ is an ideal day out for all the family where you can come ‘nose to nose’ with British Wildlife. Wildwood offers its members and visitors a truly inspirational way to learn about the natural history of Britain by actually seeing the wildlife that once lived here. 
 
Wildwood is situated close to Canterbury, just off the A291 between Herne Bay and Canterbury.

www.wildwoodtrust.org  01227 712111 

 

 

***********************ENDS********************** 
Video of our rescued bear with giant ice lolly https://youtu.be/7xgT3zPXgLs


Peter Smith
Chief Executive
Wildwood Trust

Registered Charity No 1093702

Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 7LQ

e-mail:      peeta@wildwoodtrust.org
Tel:         01227 712111
Mobile:     07986 828229
www.wildwoodtrust.org

Wildwood Trust is Kent's unique 'Woodland Discovery Park', a visitor attraction with a difference.

Wildwood is not only the best place to bring the family for a day out, but it is also a bold and innovative  charity, backed by some of the UK’s leading wildlife conservationists. 
 
Wildwood Trust’s vision is toRewild Britian, a unique new way of restoring Britain’s land to its natural state. 
  
The Wildwood ‘Woodland Discovery Park’ is an ideal day out for all the family where you can come ‘nose to nose’ with British Wildlife. Wildwood offers its members and visitors a truly inspirational way to learn about the natural history of Britain by actually seeing the wildlife that once lived here. 
 
Set in a sublime 38 acres of Ancient Woodland, Wildwood offers visitors a truly unique experience. Come Nose to Nose with our secretive badgers, experience what is like to be hunted by a real live pack of wolves, watch a charging wild boar or track down a beaver in his lodge.
 
Wildwood Trust runs a highly successful programme of Conservation Projects – we are the UK’s leading experts in rescuing and re-establishing colonies of Britain’s most threatened mammal, the water vole. Wildwood Trust has pioneered the use of ancient wild horses to restore nature reserve. Wildwood Trust has been at the forefront of efforts to re-establish the European Beaver back in Britain where they belong. European Beaver have been proven to help mange water ways to bring back a huge range of Plants, insects and animals

 

Copyright © 2016 Wildwood Trust, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 7LQ

 

Wildwood’s final push to save Bulgaria’s neglected bears

Wildwood the Coolest Place in Kent… 

While Kent prepares to swelter under record breaking temperatures, one of the best places to be is beside a tree, nature’s very own air conditioning system.

Wildwood's expert bear keepers have prepared giant blackcurrant ice lollies (see Video) and they have a giant pool and waterfall but it is still the trees in there woodland enclosure that best keeps them cool.

The trees of Wildwood offer visitors welcome relief from the sun and offer an amazing air conditioning effect thanks to water evaporating from their leaves.

Ancient man was no fool and often built their homes next to trees, some archaeological evidence suggests that man used different types of trees to keep him cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Scientists are now rediscovering this lost knowledge in their quest to make us more energy efficient.

So the advice for keeping cool this summer is to plant some trees or take a visit to Wildwood Trust and spend the afternoon beneath our cooling canopy of trees, looking at the animals that would have surrounded our wise ancestors as they kept cool.

Why trees are good at keeping us cool:

1.    Trees help keep the air and soil near gardens moist by releasing water through their stomata in a process called transpiration. Every Tree ‘transpires’ as much water as a tap on full. It is this process that cools down the air.

Research by the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory suggests that trees lower the air temperature by 3°F to 6°F (2°C to 4°C) in the vicinity just by the transpirational effect. 

2.    Effectively shading a house with tall trees can reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 10 degrees when temperatures sore.

3.    Trees planted to shade an air conditioning unit require less energy to cool a building. Keeping a building cooler and saving you money.

4.    Deciduous trees planted on the south side of buildings stop sunlight in the summer but when their leaves drop off allow sunlight to warm the house in the winter. This cooling effect has been shown to decrease energy use in a home by 17% and 30% in two case studies in America. 

5.    Evergreen trees planted on the north side of buildings to protect buildings from prevailing winds during the winter can decrease wind speed by half, therefore, decreasing winter energy consumption.


Peter Smith, Wildwood’s Chief Executive stated:

“Remember to plant some trees in front of your house or office this autumn and especially in front of any air conditioning units.

I am amazed at how many air conditioning units are left in direct sunlight, just by planting a tree you could drastically reduce the electricity it uses and help cut down on global warming.”

The Wildwood ‘Woodland Discovery Park’ is an ideal day out for all the family where you can come ‘nose to nose’ with British Wildlife. Wildwood offers its members and visitors a truly inspirational way to learn about the natural history of Britain by actually seeing the wildlife that once lived here. 
 
Wildwood is situated close to Canterbury, just off the A291 between Herne Bay and Canterbury.

www.wildwoodtrust.org  01227 712111 

 

 

***********************ENDS********************** 
Video of our rescued bear with giant ice lolly https://youtu.be/7xgT3zPXgLs


Peter Smith
Chief Executive
Wildwood Trust

Registered Charity No 1093702

Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 7LQ

e-mail:      peeta@wildwoodtrust.org
Tel:         01227 712111
Mobile:     07986 828229
www.wildwoodtrust.org

Wildwood Trust is Kent's unique 'Woodland Discovery Park', a visitor attraction with a difference.

Wildwood is not only the best place to bring the family for a day out, but it is also a bold and innovative  charity, backed by some of the UK’s leading wildlife conservationists. 
 
Wildwood Trust’s vision is toRewild Britian, a unique new way of restoring Britain’s land to its natural state. 
  
The Wildwood ‘Woodland Discovery Park’ is an ideal day out for all the family where you can come ‘nose to nose’ with British Wildlife. Wildwood offers its members and visitors a truly inspirational way to learn about the natural history of Britain by actually seeing the wildlife that once lived here. 
 
Set in a sublime 38 acres of Ancient Woodland, Wildwood offers visitors a truly unique experience. Come Nose to Nose with our secretive badgers, experience what is like to be hunted by a real live pack of wolves, watch a charging wild boar or track down a beaver in his lodge.
 
Wildwood Trust runs a highly successful programme of Conservation Projects – we are the UK’s leading experts in rescuing and re-establishing colonies of Britain’s most threatened mammal, the water vole. Wildwood Trust has pioneered the use of ancient wild horses to restore nature reserve. Wildwood Trust has been at the forefront of efforts to re-establish the European Beaver back in Britain where they belong. European Beaver have been proven to help mange water ways to bring back a huge range of Plants, insects and animals

 

Copyright © 2016 Wildwood Trust, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay
Kent
CT6 7LQ

 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Fundraising Projects Assistant




Job Title: Fundraising Projects Assistant
Function: Seeking & Managing Grant Applications
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Salary: £17,000 to £22,000




Wildwood Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation of British Wildlife and running the unique Wildwood Discovery Park.

We are looking to add a Fundraising Projects Assistant to our team.  Ideally the post holder will have some experience in charity fundraising however, more importantly, they will have a ‘can do’ attitude, excellent written and computer skills and the ability to prioritise.   The post holder will work closely with the Chief Executive to research application and reporting of our grant applications.

The role will specifically include, but not limited to:

1. Apply for the maximum amount of relevant grant aid possible including:
Lottery grants
Grant making trusts
Government grants
Major donors
Corporate sponsorship
2. Work with the organisation to make externally raised funds fulfil organisational objectives
3. Make sure post grant reporting is completed in full


A recruitment pack is available if you e-mail: jobs@wildwoodtrust.org
Or contact: Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Tel: 01227 712111


The closing date is 14th July 2017


Registered Charity No 1093702

Monday, 29 May 2017

Wildwood - May Newsletter

 
Newsletter - May 2017
 
Water vole reintroduction
First chough chick born in Kent for 150 years!
Watch our choughs on BBC South East Today
Reindeer baby update
Pine Marten Towers
Pine marten appeal
Baby red squirrels
Mystery tree
Bee observatory
Volunteers - Zenith Marque
Interested in volunteering?
 
Picture of the month