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golden ploverLate summer and early autumn at Oare Marshes have seen huge numbers of wading birds passing through on their annual migration to over-wintering locations.

During August and September counts in excess of 2,000 black-tailed godwit, 750 redshank, 150 dunlin,100 ringed plover, 200 golden plover and 50 curlew sandpipers have been recorded – the highest count of the latter for many years. Read More

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Leaf-peeping, the pastime of enjoying autumn foliage brings in one billion dollars each year to New England. Whilst the US state may lead the way in this tourism trade, Forestry Commission England has many worthy competitors, including the National Pinetum at Bedgebury, where the world’s best conifer collection provides an ideal green backdrop for the many splashes of vivid autumn colour. More

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