Mar 202015
 
Minsmere coach trip tickets

Tickets for our coach trip to the RSPB’s Minsmere reserve on May 16th are selling well, so to guarantee your seat now is the time to contact Sally. Full details can be found on our Coach Trips page.

 Posted by on 20 March 2015 at 10:46 pm
Mar 192015
 
And then there were three .....

Irene, Terry and I visited a cold, grey and breezy Shellness on Wednesday.    After the bumpy ride down to the car park, we sat in the car watching as two red-legged partridge walked up to the top of the sea wall and then flew inland to the safety of long grass in a nearby […]

Mar 192015
 
Sevenoaks KWT Reserve; Spring - what Spring?

On Saturday twenty three hardy souls gathered for a walk around Sevenoaks KWT reserve. Following a week of milder temperatures lulling us into a false sense of security, the weather had turned bitterly cold with a brisk (to say the least) north easterly wind. Despite that, there were signs of Spring, and as we set […]

 Posted by on 19 March 2015 at 5:42 pm
Mar 052015
 
Elmley NNR - Not a bad ‘hare’ day!

Sunday morning at Elmley National Nature Reserve, on the Isle of Sheppey, dawned sunny but very windy and, as we expected the weather to turn showery, 13 members of the group prepared with rain-gear accordingly. The track into the reserve had given us close-ups of lapwings and redshank and a hare, huddled some distance away, […]

 Posted by on 5 March 2015 at 9:33 pm
Mar 032015
 
The woodpecker and the weasel

I’m sure most of you will have seen these remarkable pictures of a Green Woodpecker trying to get a Weasel off his back, but in case you missed it here is a link to the full story on the ITV News website.   Alan E

 Posted by on 3 March 2015 at 2:46 pm
Mar 012015
 
Talk - Wildlife on an urban reserve

On Tuesday, 24th February, we had our indoor meeting at Gravesend Masonic Hall. Alison Ruyter gave us a presentation on “Wildlife on an urban reserve” . Alison is the Medway & Mid Kent area warden for the Kent Wildlife Trust and she told us about the range of local  green spaces we have & the […]

 Posted by on 1 March 2015 at 9:17 pm
Mar 012015
 
Elmley NNR birds

Just got back from the group visit to Elmley. Julie and Chris will be writing up the trip report but since Chris has just sent me some of the photographs of the day, I thought I would get in first. As this photograph of an oystercatcher shows we had a blue sky (but it was […]

 Posted by on 1 March 2015 at 8:32 pm