We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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Dungeness RSPB reserve update - October 2018

Here is the latest news from Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Wildlife is thriving at Dungeness. Due to the unseasonal warm weather there is still an abundance of insects and food for wildlife. Even now we are still seeing summer birds such as swallows and hobbies on the reserve. Dragonflies and butterflies are still enjoying the warm sun and marsh frogs have been croaking away like it is spring. Although wonderful for us to have continued warm and sunny weather it is a troubling sign for the future of our climate here in Britain. Climate change is a very real thing and we need to come to terms with it fairly quickly. The breeding season has drawn to a close and what a phenomenal ...

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Giant Owls

Peoples Walk for Wildlife/Launch of the Manifesto for Wildlife

What a brilliant day Saturday 22nd September 2018 was - the first Peoples Walk for Wildlife took place! Over 10,000 people who support and care about wildlife in all its forms gathered at the Reformers Tree in Hyde Park at 10.00 am.   The stage was set, with many wildlife organisations present including the RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Friends of the Earth, Woodland Trust, WWF, Zoological Society of London, League Against Cruel Sports, Population Matters, Save the Asian Elephants, The Green Party.  People from all areas of wildlife interest were also present including bird watchers, botanists, scientists, farmers, hunt saboteurs, activists and others who were coming together regardless of their area of interest. Many had dressed up, others wore masks or carried placards ...

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Newsletter - August 2018

Our latest newsletter is now available for you to enjoy. Please click on the image below to read it in full.

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Coach trip to WWT London Wetland Centre Sunday 18 November 2018

What a great way to spend a November day ….. only 25 minutes from the centre of London, the reserve owned by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust supports a wealth of wildlife, including kingfishers, bitterns, water voles and migratory birds. Discover some of the prettiest ducks, geese and swans from around the globe - plus a couple of otters - on a stroll through Wetlands of the World. And find out how WWT's conservation work around the world is helping to protect wetlands and the amazing wildlife that depends on them. There is also a good visitor centre with cafeteria serving hot and cold food. The coach will leave Gravesend Rail Station, Clive Rd, Gravesend, (opposite Debenhams) at 8.30 am and return ...

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Recent Announcements

  • Kefalonia and the Canary Islands

    Our next indoor meeting takes place this Thursday, 8th November at Northfleet School for Girls. The presentation will be “Kefalonia and the Canary Islands” by Neil Phillips. Come along and enjoy Neil’s presentation on the birds and wildlife of these islands. The meeting will start at 07:30pm and will finish at […]

  • Volunteer Day at Cliffs Pools

    Our next outdoor event is our “Volunteer Day” which takes place on Saturday, 3rd November at Cliffe Pools. The main tasks will be clearing scrub areas including raking, tidying and (weather permitting*) making a bonfire with the cuttings, so you might like to bring some marshmallows to toast!    Bring hot […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Hawthorns, bramble and bonfire
    Hawthorns, bramble and bonfire

    On Saturday five members of the Gravesend RSPB group meet up in Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve car park at 9:30am, with the assistant warden Ruby and two RSPB interns, Emily and Ben.  Together they drove us to ‘apartment 21’ an area near the black barn, where a couple of weeks […]

  • Group Trip to The Chase and RSPB Rainham
    Group Trip to The Chase and RSPB Rainham

    The Chase – a wildlife gem between Romford and Dagenham, covering 48 hectares and with a mix of habitats. Shallow wetland, woodland, grassland and the river Rom. Five of us meet on a sunny, warm autumnal morning in the tranquility of The Chase, in a corner of Dagenham, away from […]

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Group Leader’s Notes