Aug 272017
 
Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve - an evening visit

Last Friday the Gravesend RSPB group had an evening visit to the RSPB reserve at Cliffe Pools. A new reserve sign greeted us in the car park. With only about 90 minutes of light left in the day, we wondered how many birds we would be able to see. However, as soon as we arrived […]

 Posted by on 27 August 2017 at 5:29 pm
Aug 152017
 
Proof that Jersey Tiger Moths are in Gravesend

Jersey tiger moths seem to be everywhere this year. In a previous post I mentioned that this moth has expanded its range in recent years and is moving north rapidly. However, whenever I enter a sighting in iRecord, the national Biological Records Centre database, I get a message that states my sighting is outside the […]

 Posted by on 15 August 2017 at 9:36 pm
Aug 152017
 
A Visit to Oare Marsh KWT Reserve

14 of us met in the crowded car park and we were delighted to welcome two new friends to our group. There were many birdwatchers  – no doubt on the quest to find the rare long-billed dowitcher which had been seen on the east flood around 8 o’clock in the morning and for a few days previously. […]

 Posted by on 15 August 2017 at 9:16 pm
Aug 042017
 

Why not come along to Rainham Marshes 11am-4pm Saturday 5th August. Meet Chris Packham, and help to support the Hen Harrier Day Event. To quote Howard Vaughan . . . . “So, we are nearly all ready…. I have not had any time for extra Harrier-on-a-stick making so if you still have one from last […]

Aug 042017
 
Wildlife Sightings in the Garden

If you have been keeping up with recent posts you will know that we have had some really interesting species in our garden – with, perhaps, the willow emerald damselfly being the best. However it has been a very odd summer with all sorts of new species passing through. We had  a red rabbity looking […]

 Posted by on 4 August 2017 at 11:55 am