We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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Broadwater Warren Bioblitz

Broadwater Warren Bioblitz

Broadwater Warren is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, as part of a programme of events they are hoping to carry out a Bioblitz to celebrate and record what species can be found on the reserve. They are looking for help ...

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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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Tuesday Morning Wildlife Walks

Our Tuesday indoor programme ended last week and will restart in September with a talk by Dr Brian Summerfield on India. But our summer Tuesday morning outdoor programme starts on 25th April 2017 with a visit to Riverside Country Park ...

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A Local Place to Visit - Swanscombe Marsh

Some of you will remember joining Peter Beckenham, a local birdwatcher and conservationist, for a walk at Swanscombe Marshes. The area is under threat of development by Paramount for an "Entertainment Resort". Sally and I have have been back many ...

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Recent Announcements

  • Swanscombe Marshes

    Our next Tuesday morning meeting takes place this Tuesday, 23 May at Swanscombe Marshes Meet at The Pier Hotel, TQ588751 (DA9 9NN). A chance to visit one of the last remaining freshwater marshes in our area which has reed beds, mud flats & scrub. The meeting starts at 10am and will […]

  • Thursley Common NNR

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 21 May at Thursley Common NNR Meet in The Moat car park, SU899416 (GU8 6LW). A special habitat with hobby, redstart, woodlark & Dartford warbler as well as numerous dragonfly species. The meeting will start at 10am and finish around 4pm. Leaders: […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Thursley Common trip report
    Thursley Common trip report

    Thursley Common is a special habitat which is home to a host of specialised plants, insects and birds.  At first sight the sandy heathland with scattered stands of trees and the low lying bogs can seem empty of life, but stand still for a few minutes, or look down closely near […]

  • Stodmarsh trip report
    Stodmarsh trip report

    Stodmarsh in May – my favourite reserve at the best time of year – what could be better?  A merry band of seven met up and, despite the chilly weather, Stodmarsh once again delivered some great birds, although in some cases with tantalisingly brief views. We started off in the wooded […]

Members’ Posts

Group Leader’s Notes