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Pre-AGM online meeting - test your Zoom settings

This is an opportunity for anyone interested in joining our on-line AGM in October (on 8th October) to test their ability to join our Zoom call. The following Zoom trial call is scheduled to take place on Thursday 17 September from 19:30 until 20:10 (note it is limited to 40 mins). During this period please try and join us. The easiest way to join is to click the link below which will automatically enter the meeting id and password for you:- https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72736751837?pwd=aWRlakxWZW9kZVpJajVXOHYwb2owdz09 On a laptop/computer this will launch your browser and show the following message if you have Zoom installed: -Click Open to launch Zoom If you do not yet have Zoom installed you will be displayed the following:  - install the Zoom application by clicking the downloaded ...

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Advance Notice of forthcoming online AGM

To all Gravesend RSBP Local Group members This is advanced notice that we will be holding our next AGM online on Thursday 8th October commencing at 7:30pm. We will be using a video and audio conferencing application called Zoom. Look out for further details in forthcoming posts, including details of a pre-AGM Zoom 'surgery' meeting - for you to test your Zoom set up. Zoom can be downloaded for free on your Android, Apple smartphone or tablet, or on a Windows or Mac computer. Search for Zoom on Google Play, Apple or Windows Store in order to install the application if you don't already have it. Paul Yetman, Group Leader

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Latest e-Newsletter available to download

Our Newsletter editor, Steve Cullum, has been busy compiling the latest edition of our Newsletter, and is now available in PDF format, for you to download and enjoy. Click link or picture to download.

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COVID-19 Update from the Group Leader

As our country continues to slowly come out of the lockdown measures imposed to control the community spread of the COVID-19 disease, the act of social distancing, wearing face masks/coverings in public areas and hand cleansing on entry and exit to buildings is becoming the 'new normal', especially as work places and retail areas make adjustments to become 'COVID secure'.  However, as I write this, restaurants, pubs, theatres and cinemas remain closed  and sporting events, although re-starting, are doing so without spectators in the grandstands.   With this in mind, myself and the committee have decided to cancel the remainder of the 2020 programme of events.   I believe this is the safest course of action for our members, our volunteers, the ...

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Latest Trip Reports

  • Group Trip to Rainham RSPB Reserve
    Group Trip to Rainham RSPB Reserve

    On a bright sunny Sunday morning 17 of us gathered at RSPB Rainham Marshes. It was formerly Ministry of Defence land and was used as a firing range, evidence of which can be seen as we journey through the site.  The RSPB purchased the area in 2000 and it was […]

  • Sevenoaks Trip Report
    Sevenoaks Trip Report

    On a blustery and damp day thirteen of us met to explore this hidden gem tucked away just north of Sevenoaks and south of the M26.  The reserve is based around several large lakes, left over from gravel workings in the last century and includes areas of varied woodland and […]

Members’ Posts

Group Leader’s Notes

  • Caterpillar Brains
    Caterpillar Brains

    Well I did ask! In a previous post I said that I only had 85 photographs of cinnabar caterpillars and that I needed more. So […]

  • Another Crab Spider
    Another Crab Spider

    This crab spider should have gone to Specsavers! I will have to go back and have another read of my book. Malcolm

  • Did You Find the Crab Spider?
    Did You Find the Crab Spider?

    Did you find all six species in the last post? I didn’t expect anyone to “tell all” but, since they have, here is the list. […]