It is hard to believe we are already in July with the summer holidays fast approaching.
We enjoyed a busy Easter with a number of lovely pictures submitted for our Easter egg competition; chocolate eggs are always a welcome prize! We also ran a raffle with proceeds going to the RNLI. In addition, the falconers made a return visit with two of their owls which is always a treat for everyone to see.
We were lucky enough to host a bee workshop on behalf of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in May. It was attended by some of our staff as well as Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers. Do read the blog and watch the video clip about it, both of which you will find in the Keat Farm Journal.
If you have visited the park recently i am sure you will agree that it is looking lovely with riots of colour everywhere. The bees and butterflies are certainly enjoying it. As always any pictures would be welcome for the album we hold in reception and wildlife sightings can be entered in our journal.
We continue as a park to keep conservation a high priority in all that we do and are currently making preparations for our annual Bellamy Award assessment. Hopefully we can retain our gold status and gain our Woodland badge which is the theme for this years’ ‘5 Habitats in 5 Years’ project.
The new woodland area in Robins field is beginning to take shape and our circular areas of grass ‘set aside’ are absolutely humming with bees and insects. In turn this is encouraging many species of birds including Jays, Woodpeckers, Sparrowhawks and Buzzards. Why not spend a while in our bird hide and see if you can spot any of them.
As always, our neighbour, Quex Park has a variety of events and activities going on over the summer. See their website for all the details.
Thanet’s alternative to Cowes week, Ramsgate Week, is running from 21st – 26th July 2019 and hosted by Royal Temple Yacht Club.
There is also the Ramsgate Festival of Sound running at the end of July too.
If you are visiting in August then Broadstairs Folk Week (9th to 16th) can provide plenty of entertainment for all the family. There is a mix of free and ticketed events; full details can be found on their website.
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