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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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Dungeness RSPB Reserve update for September

Here is the latest from RSPB Dungeness: Reserve News Updates There’s definitely a chill in the morning air recently which is a sign that summer is over and autumn is here! Like many humans who jet off for some sun in warmer places during the winter, many birds choose to migrate south too. We have already said goodbye to our cuckoos and turtle doves. Hirundines such as sand martins and swallows are gathering in their large numbers over Dungeness to feed before setting off to Africa to spend the winter. Wading birds are also stopping to feed on their passage and we’ve been seeing the likes of black-tailed godwits, little ringed plover and even a pectoral sandpiper. We’ve had an increase in great ...

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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

  • The Chase, Dagenham

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 21st October at The Chase in Dagenham. Meet in the Millenium Centre car park (TQ509860) RM7 0SS. A repeat visit to this Essex venue with it’s various habitats. Lakes with wildfowl, woodland with tits, finches and woodpeckers. The meeting will start at […]

  • 25 years of Volunteering
    25 years of Volunteering

Latest Trip Reports

  • Group Trip to Dungeness
    Group Trip to Dungeness

    Thankfully the rain promised for the South east stayed clear of Dungeness till we were leaving. The day was cool but bright when we set off from the lighthouse hoping to see a variety of gulls frantically feeding on the ‘patch’. But it wasn’t there! The upsurge of warm water […]

  • Rain in Rainham!
    Rain in Rainham!

    Autumn has arrived and a merry band of seven well prepared group members met at Rainham Marshes on a very wet Sunday morning.  It seemed as if the house sparrows were feeling in a similar mood – as we gathered in the shelter of the visitor centre, they were gathering […]

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