May 232019

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 26 May at Stodmarsh NNR Meet in the reserve car park CT3 4BE (TR221608). Songbirds at their best, blackcaps, reed warblers, whitethroats, thrushes & tits with hobbies & marsh harriers active over the reed beds. The meeting will start at 10am and will finish around 4pm. Leaders: Paul & […]

 Posted by on 23 May 2019 at 12:00 pm
May 162019
Belted Beauty and Eagles Mystery Photograph

What a beauty! But you can be forgiven for not knowing that this is a moth. A female Belted Beauty – and they are wingless! Recently Sally and I were lucky to be taken out to monitor a colony of this rare moth. Alan, the Butterfly Conservation representative and recorder for Mull and Iona (and […]

 Posted by on 16 May 2019 at 11:35 pm
May 162019
Coach Trip to National Trust Wicken Fen Reserve

Twenty-seven of us arrived at this beautiful reserve, where we were joined by Terry who had driven from his Suffolk home. Wicken Fen has been owned by the National Trust since 1899 and as our friendly greeter Martin explained, they have a 100 year project to expand the reserve even further. Swallows flew all around […]

 Posted by on 16 May 2019 at 10:08 pm
May 102019
Dungeness update for May 2019

Here is the latest news from the RSPB team at Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Many birds have settled down to nest, but some are still migrating through. Over the last couple of weeks we have seen a huge increase in common terns (we have over 150 on the reserve at the moment) as well as […]

 Posted by on 10 May 2019 at 7:55 pm
May 092019
Coach trip to Wicken Fen

Those of you with tickets will not need reminding that we have the first of our 2 annual coach trips this Sunday, 12th May. The first trip is to Wicken Fen, and you can find full details on our Coach Trips page. If you haven’t got a ticket, you could try giving Hazel a ring […]

 Posted by on 9 May 2019 at 12:00 pm
May 062019

Our next indoor meeting takes place this Thursday, May 9th at Northfleet School for Girls. There will be a short AGM followed by the presentation “Stand up for Trees” by Ann Watts.  Ann works for the Woodland Trust and will describe how it conserves & protects Britain’s trees. The meeting starts at 07:30pm and will […]

 Posted by on 6 May 2019 at 12:00 pm
May 012019
Dawn Chorus 2019

Meeting up at 5am in Cliffe church car park may not be everyone’s idea of a good morning out, but 7 others joined me despite storm Hannah forecasted earlier in the week.  We started the morning with clear skies and the songs of blackbird and wren from the car park.  Sunrise was only 24 minutes […]