Oct 312018

Our next outdoor event is our “Volunteer Day” which takes place on Saturday, 3rd November at Cliffe Pools. The main tasks will be clearing scrub areas including raking, tidying and (weather permitting*) making a bonfire with the cuttings, so you might like to bring some marshmallows to toast!    Bring hot drinks, snacks and lunch. The […]

 Posted by on 31 October 2018 at 12:00 pm
Oct 302018
West Mersea childminder turns beach litter into poppies

From the BBC news online. A childminder has turned plastic litter found on a beach into poppy artwork for Remembrance Day. Thira Lane, 47, from Mersea Island, Essex, has a passion for recycling and has previously created igloos and model seagulls from household waste. Now she has used drinks bottles to create poppies to mark […]

Oct 262018

Most prolific egg collector in recent times took nearly 5,000 eggs, including those of rare and declining birds. Today (12 October) Daniel Lingham appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court facing five charges contrary to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, relating to the taking and possession of wild bird eggs. He pleaded guilty to all five […]

Oct 242018

Two of our group members visited Cliffe Pools recently and they report that, after parking in the RSPB car park at the bottom of Salt Lane, they were refused entry to the reserve by workmen. I have contacted the RSPB Reserve Office and they have supplied me with the following information. Dumping of rubbish on […]

 Posted by on 24 October 2018 at 9:34 pm
Oct 242018
Group Trip to The Chase and RSPB Rainham

The Chase – a wildlife gem between Romford and Dagenham, covering 48 hectares and with a mix of habitats. Shallow wetland, woodland, grassland and the river Rom. Five of us meet on a sunny, warm autumnal morning in the tranquility of The Chase, in a corner of Dagenham, away from the hustle and bustle of […]

 Posted by on 24 October 2018 at 9:01 pm
Oct 212018
Dungeness RSPB reserve update - October 2018

Here is the latest news from Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Wildlife is thriving at Dungeness. Due to the unseasonal warm weather there is still an abundance of insects and food for wildlife. Even now we are still seeing summer birds such as swallows and hobbies on the reserve. Dragonflies and butterflies are still enjoying the […]

 Posted by on 21 October 2018 at 11:16 am
Oct 202018

Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday, 23rd October at the Gravesend Masonic Halls. The feature presentation will be “A walk along the tees” by Andrew Lapworth. Andrew will show us the scenery, birds and flowers along the River Tees, including Upper Teesdale with it’s rare plants and special birds such as breeding waders, ring ouzels […]

 Posted by on 20 October 2018 at 12:00 pm