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Mrs P. Cooke
Great Prawls Farm
Kent TN30 7HB

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Green Woodpecker Seen.

Splendid Green Woodpecker

We have several green woodpeckers on the farm as they love the occasional ant hill!...

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In Sissinghurst Gardens

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Battle Scarecrow Trail and Festival

For the 6th year Battle (of 1066 fame and site of the world famous Abbey) will host this popular scarecrow festival. 'Mythical Monsters' is this years theme and over 60 scatty scarecrows will be adorning the town. Guaranteed to be a day full of laughs as you follow the trail and see if you can spot them all. Why not stop for a cream tea to recharge your batteries.

Rye Bay Scallop Week

A celebration of seafood and in particular the Rye Bay Scallop! Now in it's 16th year, local restaurants will be showcasing an array of dishes to tickle your tastebuds. Alongside tasting events the festival will feature scallop shucking demonstrations, cookery schools, live music, arts and crafts, talks and tours. The finale of the week is a race through the streets of Rye with barrows full of scallops!

Hole Park Gardens

Hole Park Gardens at Rolvenden (15 minutes from the farm) are often described as one of the best places to see bluebells in the country. Fabulous trails amongst mature oaks and woodland, with swathes of daffodil and narcissi as well as wild flower meadows full of primroses and fritillaries. Visitors to the gardens in late April and later May/June will be treated to a azalea display.

The Tulip Festival, Pashley Mannor Gardens.

Over one hundred varieties of tulip are planted in colour themed garden rooms. Visitors can wander from elegant displays of white lily, herbaceous borders covered in a riot of reds and oranges or romantic soft pink peony flowered blooms cloistered between red brick walls interspersed with Sculptures. A cafe serving locally sourced and homemade cakes, scones and light lunches, which can be enjoyed on the terrace, a shop with gorgeous gifts, souvenirs and plants, and exhibitions of garden sculpture and floral art, Pashley Manors Tulip Festival makes a superb day out. Later on visit the Rose Festival.

Green Woodpecker Seen.

We have several green woodpeckers on the farm as they love the occasional ant hill! This one was photographed unusually with it's long pink tongue still out from licking and flicking up the ants. I'm all for that! Green woodpeckers are shy and more often heard with their yaffleing cry rather than seen. They always sound to me like someone laughing their heads off, a joyous sound. We are lucky here on Prawls in that they often choose to hunt by the farm lane so that if you are travelling in the car you can keep up with them as they flit from post to post. Then you can admire their splendid colours, not just green but with a vivid red crown and a streak of bright yellow down their backs. Who said British birds were dull,this one could rival any parrot! keep your eyes open and listen for the laugh when next on the farm!

Splendid Green Woodpecker
Splendid Green Woodpecker