We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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Dungeness reserve update - January 2019

Here is the latest news from the team at Dungeness: Reserve News Updates We’ve spent a bit of time this month at Lade Pits which is our newest addition to the reserve (taken over from CEMEX in 2015). Removing graffiti from the old railway bridge has been our main job. It’s nowhere near finished as it is a tiresome and labour intensive job, but its looking a lot better! We’ve also been enhancing the entrance ways to the reserve as well as clearing and widening pathways. We’ve also been undertaking some willow and sea buckthorn clearance over at ARC. These plants can become very invasive if not managed correctly and it is important that we keep them under control to allow for growth ...

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Albatross Stamp Appeal - Important Notice

Important notice from the RSPB:With immediate effect, we are no longer able to accept donations of used postage stamps.We are very grateful for any continued donations of stamp collections, first day covers and albums. These will be sent of our UK Headquarters for monthly sale by a specialist auction house.Thank you for all your support helping us stamp out albatross deaths. If you have been collecting postage stamps over the Christmas period, thank you, but as we are no longer able to accept them please dispose them in your waste and / or recycling system.Paul

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2019 Programme, December Newsletter, and an invitation to renew your membership.

As 2018 draws to a close, it's time to publish our new Programme of Events for 2019. Click on this link to find your copy. (We also have a full list of events on the "events" page of our website) Please note there is a small typo on the printed programme. The first event in March says Saturday 2 February - it should say Saturday 2 March.We also have our latest Newsletter for you to enjoy. Click on this link to find your copy.Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, it's time to invite you to renew your membership for 2019. Please click on this link to find a copy of the renewal letter.  Full details of how to renew are contained within ...

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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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Recent Announcements

  • Conservation projects at Wildwood

    Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday, 22nd January at the Gravesend Masonic Halls. The presentation will be “CONSERVATION PROJECTS AT WILDWOOD” by Suzanne Kynaston. An overview of projects including the captive breeding of dormice & water voles. The meeting will start at 2pm and will finish at 4pm. […]

  • Cliffe Pools RSPB
    Cliffe Pools RSPB

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 20th January at Cliffe Pools. Meet in the car park off Salt Lane ME3 7SU (TQ724763).  Cliffe attracts all kinds of waders, wildfowl & small birds in winter, including birds of prey such as marsh harrier & peregrine. The meeting starts at 10am […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Group Trip to Shellness on Sheppey
    Group Trip to Shellness on Sheppey

    It might not have seemed a particularly bright start to the New Year when 18 members of the group met at the sea wall in Leysdown, but little did we know what delights were in store. The tide was rising fast. It was to be high by midday, so if […]

  • December Trip to Cliffe Pools
    December Trip to Cliffe Pools

    Ten members met at RSPB Cliffe Pools car park. Although it was not too cold, it was very murky and raining heavily as we all arrived. Whilst getting sorted out, woodpigeon, herring gull and a magpie were seen. At 10am, miraculously, the heavy rain almost ceased as we went and […]

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