We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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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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Dungeness Reserve update - July 2018

Here is the latest news letter from the RSPB reserve at Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Summer Work Programme Summer is the time of year where we work hard to spruce up our reserve for visitors. The trails are being constantly mowed, we have started giving some of the hides a fresh coat of paint, Makepeace hide’s repairs are re-starting and our toilets have been repainted. Despite the dry weather, many of our wildflowers and our meadows are still flourishing and we are seeing plenty of bees, butterflies and dragonflies around the reserve. We have been topping some of our grassy fields to turn into hay for our cattle farmers to feed their cows with over the winter. Ragwort pulling is a job that ...

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Newsletter - May 2018

Here is our latest newsletter: (Click on the image to read the full document).  

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Recent Announcements

  • Oare Marshes KWT Reserve

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 12th August at Oare Marshes. Meet at the car park, (TR013647) ME13 0QD. We hope to see godwits, plovers and dunlin returning in summer plumage, and maybe bearded tits & yellow wagtails. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 4pm. Please […]

  • Dungeness RSPB reserve

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Saturday, 28th July at Dungeness RSPB reserve. Please note this is not the usual starting point for our Dungeness trips as we are going straight to the RSPB reserve. Meet in the RSPB reserve car park at (TR067184) TN29 9NF. Today we are going […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Dungeness RSPB Reserve: From Bumblebees to Bitterns
    Dungeness RSPB Reserve: From Bumblebees to Bitterns

    We recently had an indoor talk from Dr. Nikki Gammans of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust on bumblebees. At the end of the talk she said that she would be happy to arrange for our group to visit Dungeness RSPB reserve to find out more about bumblebees and the conservation work […]

  • Group Trip to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve
    Group Trip to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

    On Tuesday we visited the Kent Wildlife Trust reserve at Sevenoaks. We were greeted by an assistant warden who suggested that we visited the Tyler Hide overlooking the East Lake. A common sandpiper and 2 little ringed plovers had been reported from there. We set ourselves up in the hide […]

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