We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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2020 programme, Winter 2019 Newsletter, and membership renewal

Our new Programme of Events for 2020 is now available. Click on this link to find your copy. We also have our (bumper issue) winter 2019 newsletter for you to enjoy. Click on this link to find your copy. Lastly, it's nearly time to renew your membership for 2020. Please click on this link to find a copy of the renewal letter.  Full details of how to renew are contained within the letter.

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Marsh Harrier

Dungeness Reserve update November 2019

Here is the latest news from the RSPB Dungeness reserve: Reserve News Updates Another wet month so far! But that hasn't put us all off enjoying what nature has to offer. We've been splashing about in puddles during our Nature Tots activities, enjoying the views of rainbows over the nature reserve and of course being warm and cosy in our visitor centre and still being able to watch the wildlife on the lake outside, whilst the rain lashes down. Our reserve volunteers are a hardy bunch and they've been working away outside rain or shine. The islands on Burrowes pit are now cleared of enough vegetation for next spring's breeding season thanks to their dedication. They are also still painstakingly removing the ...

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Social evening photographic competition

After the success of last year, we have decided to run another photo competition this year. The theme this year is "local wildlife". The photos can be taken in your garden, local park or nearby reserve - just so long as they're taken in our "patch". A maximum of 2 entries per person. Please print your photos (max A4 size) and bring them along to the social evening on December 12th. Entries will be judged on the evening with prizes for the winning entries. Good luck!

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Coach trip to Minsmere

A few slight coach hiccups and rain didn't deter our avid members on this Autumn visit to the fantastic reserve on the Suffolk coast. We were also joined by a few people from the Medway group, who are always welcome.  Ian, a visitor experience officer from the RSPB, greeted us on the coach to inform us of the recent sightings and the latest news.  After checking in at reception, the group went their separate ways around this fascinating place. One of our first avian encounters was seeing blue tits using the sand martin nest holes as their own! Excellent to see that these lovely little birds are very resourceful. Just before the wooden bridge, Sally found a birds-nest fungi, the ...

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Recent Announcements

  • Elmley NNR
    Elmley NNR

    Our last outdoor meeting for 2019 takes place this Saturday, 7 December at Elmley NNR. Meet at the reserve car park ME12 3RW (TQ938679) There are a few things to be aware of when visiting Elmley: The gate to the Reserve opens at 9 am.   Although we can stop […]

  • 2020 programme, Winter 2019 Newsletter, and membership renewal
    2020 programme, Winter 2019 Newsletter, and membership renewal

    Our new Programme of Events for 2020 is now available. Click on this link to find your copy. We also have our (bumper issue) winter 2019 newsletter for you to enjoy. Click on this link to find your copy. Lastly, it’s nearly time to renew your membership for 2020. Please […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Group Trip to Oare Marshes KWT Reserve
    Group Trip to Oare Marshes KWT Reserve

    On a cloudy, dull November morning, 18 of us met in the very wet and muddy car park at Oare Marshes Wildlife Reserve.  Oare Marshes consist of 176 acres and is owned and managed by Kent Wildlife Trust. It was almost high tide and the mud flats on the Swale […]

  • Volunteering Day at RSPB Northward Hill
    Volunteering Day at RSPB Northward Hill

    On a fresh dry Saturday, nine hearty members of our group met at RSPB Northward Hill to carry out scrub clearance and habitat maintenance. After having met George, an intern at the reserve and Will Tofts, the group proceeded to their designated location (equiped with map to navigate around the […]

Members’ Posts

Group Leader’s Notes