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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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The Peoples Walk for Wildlife - September 22nd 2018

The Peoples Walk for Wildlife is being organised by Chris Packham in Hyde Park this September. It is an opportunity for anyone who supports our wildlife and countryside to show how much it means to us and ask for a change in the way we treat it. It is an event for everyone - especially families, and there are activities for children to get involved in both before and on the day.   To find out more about the event follow the links below: 22nd September 2018 10am: Gather at Reformers Tree, Hyde Park 12 noon: Infotainment 1pm: Walk 2pm: Finish at Richmond Terrace Whatever your interest in wildlife, this is the day for you! Come along, bring your children, grandchildren, friends, neighbours - show your support. Read more and ...

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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

  • Footloose in Namibia

    Our season of indoor meetings resumes this Thursday, 13th September at Northfleet School for Girls. The feature presentation will be  “Footloose in Namibia” by John Lawrence. John will tell us all about independent travel in Africa, including the Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park. The meeting starts at 07:30pm and will […]

  • Grove Ferry

    Out next outdoor meeting takes place this Saturday, 8th September at Grove Ferry. Meet in the reserve car park (TR236631) CT3 4BP. Active marsh harriers with swallows & swifts on migration. Sandpipers & other waders on the pools. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 4pm. Leaders: Peter […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Grove Ferry
    Grove Ferry

    Ten members met at the Grove Ferry car park.    The temperature was in the low teens and the sky was cloudy but with some blue showing.    It was agreed that we would walk to Stodmarsh car park for lunch following the central path taking in the view point […]

  • "Bee" Walk at Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve
    “Bee” Walk at Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

    On Tuesday we had our second “bee” walk, organised for us by Nikki Gammans of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. (The first was at Dungeness RSPB reserve).  We were met at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve by Rosie of Buglife and, after an introductory talk, we set off armed with nets and […]

Members’ Posts

Group Leader’s Notes