Oct 282015
Group trip to Elmley NNR

The weather forecast did not bode well for last Saturday but in fact when eleven of us met in the car park it was a dry, if not bright and sunny, still day. On the drive in there had been plenty to see. Lapwings and starlings whirling around and a distant sighting of marsh harrier, […]

 Posted by on 28 October 2015 at 8:35 pm
Oct 122015
Discovering Nature - A Great Green Bush-cricket

We found this female great green bush-cricket at Sandwich as we were walking along a concrete path towards a bird hide. Fortunately we noticed her before treading on her! After a few photographs had been taken I picked her up for a better view – and what a beauty! I then carefully placed her back […]

 Posted by on 12 October 2015 at 10:05 pm
Oct 112015
Homes for Invertebrates

Eleven of the group turned out for our Volunteer activity on Saturday.   We met at Cliffe Pools car park and were soon issued with litter pickers, loppers, forks and spades by Steph of the rspb. Our initial task was to litter pick, trim overhanging branches, and remove dog faeces from along the track!   […]

Oct 072015
Volunteer Day Update

Don’t forget our Volunteer Day on Saturday 10th October at Cliffe Pools.  Meet in the car park for a 10.00 am start. Our main tasks will be litter clearance and de-vegetating of an invertebrate bank and possibly a little trail trimming too if there is time. We aim to finish around 1.00 pm.   Bring […]

 Posted by on 7 October 2015 at 8:31 am
Oct 052015
Discovering Nature - The latest Quiz

It has been some time since I last reported on some of our natural history excursions. But I can assure you that we have, nevertheless, been engaged in serious ecological studies. Back in July we went in search of a plant blessed with the name of “Least Lettuce” Lactuca saligna. It is very rare nationally […]

 Posted by on 5 October 2015 at 10:26 pm
Oct 042015
Whats on in October

We have a busy month coming up. Attached is our latest poster for our indoor and outdoor events in October.   We distribute this poster to locations in and around Gravesend to publicise what we do and to encourage new people to come along and enjoy our events. Please feel free to print copies of the poster […]

 Posted by on 4 October 2015 at 9:17 pm
Oct 022015
A Day at Dungeness

Last Sunday 18 of us met in the Old Lighthouse car park at Dungeness with 3 more members of the group joining us later in the morning. The weather was beautifully sunny and clear if a little breezy. We decided to try and get a glimpse of the elusive Wryneck which had been seen on […]

 Posted by on 2 October 2015 at 8:25 pm