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 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
 

This weekend the 30th British Birdwatching Fair will be held at Rutland Water, it is an opportunity for anyone interested in nature, wildlife and birds to meet like-minded people.   There are many marquees housing many different organisations and companies, including travel, clothing, art, optics and camera equipment, everything in one place. There are also several […]

 Posted by on 15 August 2018 at 5:57 pm  Tagged with:
Aug 132018
 
Hen Harrier Day 2018

Those of you who have been following our website over the years may recall my support of the campaign to ban driven grouse shooting and stop the persecution of Hen Harriers, Birds of Prey and other wildlife species on moorland in the North of England and Scotland. 2018 is the fifth anniversary of the first […]

Aug 092018
 

Thanks to Norman for pointing out the extent of the road works in Sittingbourne and Faversham. If you are joining us at Oare on Sunday, 12th August, please allow extra travelling time. AA route planner and navigation aids all recommend to continue on the M2 to Junction 7 and take the A2/London Road back towards […]

 Posted by on 9 August 2018 at 9:06 pm