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AONB: Kent Downs

Denge Wood

The Duke of Burgundy Fritillary was close to extinction in Kent, found only in low numbers in one site, Denge Wood. A partnership led by Butterfly Conversation took forward a remarkable programme of work which included:

  • Securing 8 breeding colonies Duke of Burgundy Fritillary
  • 15,000 records (totalling 45,000 individual butterflies and moths) collected by 130 people
  • 78 events held and attended by over 2250 people
  • Volunteers contributed over 370 days-worth of assistance
  • Over 145 visits to 55 landowners undertaken for site advice
  • Coppicing, ride and glade works the project area with 33 woodland owners woodland management on 52 woodlands in the project area