Aug 312018
 
The Peoples Walk for Wildlife - September 22nd 2018

The Peoples Walk for Wildlife is being organised by Chris Packham in Hyde Park this September. It is an opportunity for anyone who supports our wildlife and countryside to show how much it means to us and ask for a change in the way we treat it. It is an event for everyone – especially […]

Aug 252018
 

Our next morning meeting takes place this Tuesday, 28th August at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve. Meet in the car park off Salt Lane, (TQ724763) ME3 7SU. A bee identification walk with our usual birdwatching today, led by one of the Bee Conservation team. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 1pm. Leaders: Malcolm & Sally Jennings […]

 Posted by on 25 August 2018 at 12:00 pm
Aug 212018
 

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Friday, 24th August at Northward Hill RSPB reserve. Please note this is an evening visit which will start at 6:30pm. Meet at Bromhey Farm car park (TQ768764) ME3 8DS. A dusk walk near marshes & woodland. Bats, owls and sunset. Insect repellent recommended. Leaders: Neville & Louise Lunness-Barnes

 Posted by on 21 August 2018 at 12:00 pm
Aug 182018
 
Newsletter editors blog No. 2

Following on from Malcolm’s excellent article ‘Are butterflies getting rarer‘ in the members posts, I wonder if you have seen anything interesting in your garden. We only have a smallish back garden and have had Small White, Large White, Common Blue and a Meadow Brown, amongst others. How has your garden coped during the really hot […]

Aug 162018
 
Some News - And Bits and Pieces.

During lunch, at our recent trip to Sevenoaks Reserve, Derek introduced the topic of the proposed Swanscombe Recommended Marine Conservation Zone (as you do!). If, like me, you thought that Marine Conservation Zones are all about dolphins and sea horses, then think again! The Thames, between Greenhithe and Swanscombe (Broadness Point) has been proposed as […]

 Posted by on 16 August 2018 at 10:06 pm
Aug 162018
 
Group Visit to Oare Marsh

Fifteen of us met and decided to walk along the sea wall as the tide was on the way in.  We saw little grebe, cormorant, black headed gulls, heron, avocet in flight, coot, moorhen, mute swan, lapwing, starling and a mediterranean gull. Pied wagtails were busy foraging among the rocks. A wasp spider was seen […]

 Posted by on 16 August 2018 at 8:16 pm
Aug 152018
 

Here is the latest news from the Dungeness RSPB reserve:   Reserve News Updates Summer Work Programme After almost two months of no rainfall here at Dungeness, the recent wet weather has been welcomed by our wildlife and livestock! Although water levels in our pits are low, we have had a brilliant year for seabird […]

 Posted by on 15 August 2018 at 11:19 pm