We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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40th anniversary evening

On Thursday 19th October we celebrated our 40th anniversary with invited guests including the Gravesham Mayor Cllr Harold Craske and Mayoress Veronica Craske, the RSPB Chief Executive Mike Clarke, who was our special guest speaker, as well as guests from ...

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Cliffe Pools and Black-winged Stilts

Norman and Sandra have been part of the RSPB team on the "Black-winged Stilt watch" at Cliffe Pools since the end of May. Two pairs of black-winged stilts laid eggs and volunteers have been assisting RSPB staff to ensure that ...

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Dungeness September news update

here is the latest news from RSPB Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Summer Work Programme One of the biggest projects our reserve has seen for a long time has just finished. Over the last six weeks we have been undertaking work on Burrowes Pit ...

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2017 AGM update and a round of thanks

On Thursday 11th May we held our Annual General Meeting before handing over to Brian Gallop for a talk on "Nature in Northumberland". As is our normal practise we try not to spend too much time on the AGM and instead ...

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Recent Announcements

  • Sevenoaks KWT reserve

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 19th November, at Sevenoaks KWT reserve. Meet in the car park, TQ519566 (TN13 3DL). Ducks, geese, grebes and maybe a kingfisher too. Refreshments available. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 4pm. Leaders: Norman & Sandra Hogben

  • Lesbos

    Our next indoor meeting takes place this Thursday, 9th November, at Northfleet School for Girls. The presentation will be “Lesbos” by Howard Vaughan. Howard will banish our winter blues with descriptions of the birds & other wildlife of the sunny Greek island of Lesbos. The meeting starts at 07:30pm and will […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Group Visit to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve
    Group Visit to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

    Following on from Saturday’s miserable weather, 19 of us met on a cold but sunny Sunday morning at Kent Wildlife Trust’s Sevenoaks wildlife reserve. This wonderful SSSI was created from former gravel quarries and has a mixed habitat including 5 lakes, ponds, reed beds and woodland. Just outside the visitor […]

  • Going up in smoke
    Going up in smoke

    Thirteen of the group took up the challenge of the volunteers day, this Saturday,  at Northward Hill RSPB reserve.  Under the direction of Ruby, Ruth and Dave, from the RSPB reserve team, our task was to clear a large area of felled hawthorn saplings that ran along a ditch. Removing […]

Members’ Posts

  • Allhallows and Yantlet Creek.
    Allhallows and Yantlet Creek.

    On Sunday, Hazel and I spent a couple of hours down at Allhallows. We parked by the Pilot pub and were greeted to the sights […]

  • Nuthatch at Pulborough

    One of the highlights of Saturday’s trip to Pulborough was watching a Nuthatch feeding on an acorn. So, just for those who couldn’t attend at […]

  • Raptor survey
    Raptor survey

    Back in February Sue posted a notice asking people to get involved with a survey being sponsored by the Hawk Conservancy. We volunteered and were […]

Group Leader’s Notes

  • Thank you

    Following on from our very successful (if a little wet!) Volunteer activity at Northward Hill last Saturday, we have received the following message from the […]

  • 40th anniversary evening
    40th anniversary evening

    On Thursday 19th October we celebrated our 40th anniversary with invited guests including the Gravesham Mayor Cllr Harold Craske and Mayoress Veronica Craske, the RSPB […]

  • Brenda Ambridge
    Brenda Ambridge

    It is with much sadness that I write to inform the group of the recent death of Brenda Ambridge. Brenda was a integral member of […]