It's hard to believe that we are now halfway through our Woodland Rewetting project. When we started planning back in April there were so many unknown factors - and now here we are, over 75 dams in the ground and we're only just into autumn. 

At this exciting halfway point, as we accelerate into a working winter, it seems fitting to take a look back at what we achieved over the summer:

We began the summer events programme in May, and since then we've run 24 events and activities - ranging from A Beginner's Guide to Trees, to Yoga in the Woods.

We've had a Mercury Award-nominated musician serenade us around a campfire, and an enchanting storyteller bring us folklore from around the world. 

In total, almost 300 people have attended our events, and that doesn't even include all of our wonderful volunteers!

Overall over 100 people have volunteered some of their time to help make Blean Woods a happier and healthy home for nature - by making bundles, building dams, carrying ecological surveys or helping to lead events.

Many of you have played a part and so I would like to say a massive thank you to you all. We couldn't have come this far without you. 

Here's to another six months of success! 

Project Manager Ruby can't contain her glee during a Beginner's Guide to Birdsong workshop

Children get stuck-in building a hibernaculum at Interactive Nature-Storytelling

Blean Woods Warden Sam leads a guided walk at sunset

Yoga Teacher Simon leads his forest yogis in contemplation

Folk Musician Sam Lee blends story and song around the campfire before striking out in the dark to find nightingales

Ron, one of our fantastic volunteers, hefts another bundle on to the growing pile

Students from Kent Uni Conservation Society pose proudly in front of their first dam

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