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Pegwell Bay Natural History

Volunteering in conservation at Pegwell Bay SSSI is an important way to give back to the community and help protect the natural environment. The Pegwell Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is a 1,200-hectare area of coastline in Kent, England, that is home to a wide variety of wildlife and habitats. The SSSI is […]


Each winter, Brent Geese migrate from the Arctic to the shores of Pegwell Bay in Kent, England. These hardy birds make the long journey in search of food and a safe place to rest and raise their young. Brent geese are medium-sized geese with dark brown plumage and a distinctive black neck. They are highly […]


Common sea-lavender, also known as Limonium vulgare, is a plant species that is commonly found in coastal areas, including Pegwell Bay. It is a perennial herbaceous plant that is adapted to grow in saline environments such as salt marshes and coastal dunes. Common sea-lavender has small, densely clustered flowers that are usually purple or lavender […]

Pegwell Sandwich Tern 1

The Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) is named after the town of Sandwich in Kent, England. The name “sandwich” comes from the Old English word “Sandwic,” which means “sandy harbor.” The Sandwich Tern was first described and named by the Danish zoologist Morten Thrane Brünnich in 1764. Brünnich named the tern after Sandwich because he collected […]

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