Duke Of Burgandy Kent
A visit to Denge Wood, near Canterbury in Kent, is home to the rare and beautiful Duke of Burgundy, a butterfly that has seen a sharp decline in numbers over the last 20 years. Favouring woodlands with sunny coppiced clearings and grassy areas, the Duke of Burgundy exists in three separate colonies in Denge Wood, jointly owned by the Forestry Commission, the Woodland Trust and a private individual. The project seeks to improve butterfly habitats through a targetted forestry management plan. The creation of a ‘wildlife corridor’ will link the colonies, ensuring the survival of this nationally-treasured butterfly, in one of the last remaining strongholds in South England.