Author Topic: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland  (Read 1588 times)

WhitstableDave

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1049
From the BBC News website:

European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland (link)


(Kent Wildlife Trust)

I live only a short walk from Blean Woods, so this is brilliant news for me. The plan by Kent Wildlife Trust and the Wildwood Trust (I'm a member of both) is to introduce bison into the woods in early 2022. I can't wait to go bison-spotting!

SteamyTea

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1029
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #1 on: 10:09:44, 10/07/20 »
From the BBC News website:

European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland (link)


(Kent Wildlife Trust)

I live only a short walk from Blean Woods, so this is brilliant news for me. The plan by Kent Wildlife Trust and the Wildwood Trust (I'm a member of both) is to introduce bison into the woods in early 2022. I can't wait to go bison-spotting!
You shall be known as Buffalow Bill of Blean from now on.
I don't use emojis, irony is better, you decide

Jac

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2560
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #2 on: 10:32:30, 10/07/20 »
Excellent
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

richardh1905

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5486
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #3 on: 11:19:09, 10/07/20 »
Wonderful.
WildAboutWalking - Join me on my walks through the wilder parts of Britain

ninthace

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7227
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #4 on: 16:02:20, 10/07/20 »
I say,I say,I say, what is the difference between a buffalo and a bison?
Solvitur Ambulando

Warbler

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 254
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #5 on: 16:14:17, 10/07/20 »
I say,I say,I say, what is the difference between a buffalo and a bison?

You can't wash your hands and face in a buffalo  ;)

Dodgylegs

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 291
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #6 on: 23:16:18, 10/07/20 »
That will be interesting when you meet them!

Dyffryn Ardudwy

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1817
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #7 on: 18:57:29, 11/07/20 »
Encountering a herd of angry cows, is enough, but stampeding Buffalo-   CRUMBS.
Why introduce a species, with a known very unpredictable temperament, to the Uk.

I was recently watching the Lois Theroux episode, where he was interviewing ex prisoners, in Montana.
The conversation about the Bison or Buffalo, was very interesting, the number of people who lose their lives every year, is significant.


Buffalo, have a known very nasty temperament




The fully grown Buffalo Bulls, are very unpredictable animals, some weighing over a ton.

Not the wisest move, to introduce such large often aggressive creatures, into a country not used to them.

ninthace

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7227
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #8 on: 20:02:25, 11/07/20 »
An article in the DT says the plan is for just 4 animals (not my idea of a herd) in a fenced area away from public footpaths.  Not losing sleep yet.
Solvitur Ambulando

richardh1905

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5486
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #9 on: 21:36:12, 11/07/20 »
These are not American Buffalo, DA, they are European Bison.
WildAboutWalking - Join me on my walks through the wilder parts of Britain

richardh1905

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5486
WildAboutWalking - Join me on my walks through the wilder parts of Britain

Bigfoot_Mike

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2025
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #11 on: 08:32:33, 12/07/20 »

SteamyTea

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1029
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #12 on: 07:35:47, 14/07/20 »
Many years ago I was wandering around Salisbury Cathedral (spire is 123 metres tall).  There was a small museum that had a stuffed Great Bustard in it.  There are plans to reintroduce this bird here.
If one of those ran out at you while walking you would be in for a shock.
I don't use emojis, irony is better, you decide

Jac

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2560
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #13 on: 08:31:51, 14/07/20 »
.................  There was a small museum that had a stuffed Great Bustard in it.  There are plans to reintroduce this bird here.
If one of those ran out at you while walking you would be in for a shock.

Already done

http://greatbustard.org/
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

Birdman

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 311
Re: European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland
« Reply #14 on: 08:56:11, 14/07/20 »
Great! Unfortunately it is such a small area.


I really would like to see lynxes and wolves reintroduced. This should be feasible in Scotland. It would do wonders for the landscape in the long run, keeping the deer in check and allowing the forests to recover. They are already doing a good job with restoration of the landscape (re-forestation etc) but apex predators could help to have that happening in a natural way.


I wish I could live 200 years and see how nature has recovered after the coming wars and global warming have wiped out most of humanity.
My travel and walking reports: https://www.hikingbirdman.com/