Sep 212019
Owls, Owls, Owls

Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday 24 September at the Gravesend Masonic Halls. The presentation will be  “OWLS, OWLS, OWLS” by Chris Ward. Everything you’ve always wanted to know about owls, those intriguing, nocturnal creatures that are so hard to see. The meeting will start ar 2pm and will finish at 4pm. Admission […]

 Posted by on 21 September 2019 at 12:00 pm
Sep 182019
Group visit to Rainham Marshes

Sunshine, twenty four degrees and a gentle breeze welcomed ten of us to this wonderful reserve in Essex. The RSPB acquired this site from the MoD in 2000, who used it as a test firing range and it was officially opened in 2006. After a chat with two of the wardens, Bill and Pat, we […]

Sep 122019
Rainham Marshes

Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 15 September at Rainham Marshes RSPB reserve. Meet in the reserve car park RM19 1SX (TQ551790). Dragonflies, butterflies, ducks, geese & migrant birds such as hobbies & sandpipers. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 4pm. Leaders: Steve & Hazel

 Posted by on 12 September 2019 at 12:00 pm
Sep 092019
Sri Lanka  **PLEASE READ for alterations to evening meeting**

Our winter indoor programme resumes on Thursday, 12 September at Northfleet School for Girls. The presentation will be “Sri Lanka” by Jonathan Forgham. A brand new talk on the wonderful and special wildlife of Sri Lanka. The meeting will start at 07:30pm and will finish at 09:45pm. **PLEASE READ – WE ARE IN A DIFFERENT […]

 Posted by on 9 September 2019 at 12:00 pm
Sep 012019
Group Trip to Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

A Friday late evening visit to Cliffe Pools has been part of the group’s programme for many years. In fact we were visiting long before the pools were purchased by the RSPB. Sometimes we have been plagued by midges and mosquitoes but I can’t remember a bad weather trip. For this trip, the weather was […]

 Posted by on 1 September 2019 at 11:41 pm
Sep 012019
Group Trip to Northward Hill

For our last Tuesday morning trip of this summer we went to the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill. We were  joined by new members Sue and Ron. Julie and Chris also brought along their grandchildren, equipped with binoculars, nets, pots and hand lenses – in fact everything a good naturalist needs in the field. By […]

 Posted by on 1 September 2019 at 10:44 pm
Aug 282019
Group Trip To Sevenoaks Kent Wildlife Reserve

Looking at the reserve noticeboard on arrival, we could see it had been a very quiet few days on the bird front. Undeterred, our group of 13 set off via the West lake where we saw great crested grebe with young, cormorant, black-headed gull and tufted duck. As we passed over the Darent there was […]

 Posted by on 28 August 2019 at 10:11 pm