Welcome to the Denge Woods Project

The sightings page is regularly updated- please submit yours!

Thanks for visiting dengewoods.info. This site has grown from the desire of a small group of volunteers to continue the work to save the Duke of Burgundy, one of the UK’s most threatened butterflies, which has been taking place in the Denge Woods, Crundale and Wye areas over many years. We hope that this site will provide visitors, local people and landowners with information on some of the special wildlife which can be found in the area and inspire more people to take an interest in it and get involved in nature conservation in the area.

We would very much like people to submit their wildlife observations and sightings for the Sightings area of this website, and we also provide local groups with the opportunity to publicise events and volunteering opportunities on the Events page. If you want us to try to identify something you’ve seen when you’ve been out and about, please email us a picture or description and we’ll do our very best!

We’d be very grateful for comments on and suggestions for this site.

This website is kindly supported by Butterfly Conservation Kent Branch.

5 comments for “Welcome to the Denge Woods Project

  1. Keith Heaven
    March 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm


    This looks like a great initiative. I usually go to Denge Woods to see the Duke of Burgundies but, of course, I also see a lot more at the same time. So I would be happy to submit sightings.
    But how do I do this?


    Keith Heaven

    • admin
      March 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Hi Keith,

      Thanks for writing. You can either submit sightings by posting in this comments box, or you can use the Submit Sightings tab above which links to our email address. With the latter method you can attach pictures. Once they start coming in, sightings will go up in a new section under the News and Sightings tab.

      Thanks and hope you see some interesting things while you’re out and about :-)

  2. martin smith
    August 26, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I’m interested in visiting the site next spring 2016 to view orchids, specifically lady orchid and wish to know if you are arranging any guided/accompanied walks. I also have an interest in butterflies and understand duke-of-burgundy can be seen at the site.

    Kind regards,
    Martin Smith

    • admin
      February 17, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Martin, We will be posting dates and arrangements for guided walks on the site shortly so please keep an eye out.

  3. Sam lloyd
    December 26, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Please can you tell me what Denge definition or origin is?

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