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Kent Wildlife Trust opens Photographic Exhibition at Smallhythe Place, Tenterden and Mote Park competition opens

By Angela Cole

Celebrate wildlife with scenes of stunning sunsets and nature in all its glory with a new photography exhibition.

The images go on show at Smallhythe Place near Tenterden from Wednesday, March 7.

They feature images including an unsuspecting water vole and sunsets of intense oranges and reds.

Kent Wildlife Trust is staging a photographic exhibition. Picture: David Jenner
Kent Wildlife Trust is staging a photographic exhibition. Picture: David Jenner

The atmospheric Barn Theatre setting complements the photos captured as the winning images for the Kent Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2016.

They cover categories including flora, fauna, junior, landscape, coastline and people and working for wildlife.

The trust works to protect the diversity of the county's wildlife, and increase awareness of the ongoing threat to its welfare. It awarded Smallhythe Place the Silver Gilt Award in 2016, recognising its projects to improve the habitats for its animal residents.

Visitors to the exhibition can also see how Smallhythe Place is conserving and protecting its wildlife in the garden with projects from an insect hotel to bird baths and the maintenance of the pond which is filled with great crested newts.

Pictures like this by Jim Higham will be on show at Smallhythe Place
Pictures like this by Jim Higham will be on show at Smallhythe Place

DETAILS

The Kent Wildlife Trust Photography Competition Exhibition opens at the National Trust's Smallhythe Place in Tenterden on Wednesday, March 7, and runs until Monday, April 2.

It is open from 11am to 5pm Wednesdays to Sundays and bank holidays. Entry is free to the exhibition. More details at nationaltrust.org.uk/smallhythe-place

ALSO OPENING FOR ENTRIES...

Think you can snap a winner?

The Mote Park Photo Competition is back and open for entries from Thursday, March 1 to Friday, August 31.

There are three categories: wildlife – send photos of the wild animals, plants and insects in Mote Park; landscape – your favourite view in Mote Park, and seasons.

The overall winner in each category will receive a £100 Mall Maidstone voucher. To enter visit the Mote Park Facebook page at facebook.com/motepark

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