Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Saturday, 2nd February at Rainham Marshes RSPB reserve. Meet in the reserve car park RM19 1SX (TQ551790) . We hope to see lots of waders & wildfowl with perhaps a view of the barn owl. In the reed beds: bearded tits, reed buntings & stonechats. The meeting will start at […]
Our spring coach trip this year is to Wicken Fen, the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve which provides a window on a ‘lost landscape’ – a unique remnant of undrained fenland which once covered the vast lowlands of East Anglia. Today Wicken Fen is one of Europe’s most important wetlands, home to over 9,000 recorded […]
Don’t forget the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch takes place this weekend, 26th/27th January. Simply sit down with a cuppa for an hour and count the birds in your garden. Submit your results on the RSPB website and be part of the 2019 BGBW!
On a cold, frosty morning 14 group members met up to see what was about. The sun shone brightly throughout our visit which contrasted with the dull weather we have been having recently and meant that the birds were very active and showed well. The reserve consists mainly of a series of flooded areas where […]
Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday, 22nd January at the Gravesend Masonic Halls. The presentation will be “CONSERVATION PROJECTS AT WILDWOOD” by Suzanne Kynaston. An overview of projects including the captive breeding of dormice & water voles. The meeting will start at 2pm and will finish at 4pm. Our meetings are open to […]
Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 20th January at Cliffe Pools. Meet in the car park off Salt Lane ME3 7SU (TQ724763). Cliffe attracts all kinds of waders, wildfowl & small birds in winter, including birds of prey such as marsh harrier & peregrine. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 4pm. […]
Here is the latest news from the team at Dungeness: Reserve News Updates We’ve spent a bit of time this month at Lade Pits which is our newest addition to the reserve (taken over from CEMEX in 2015). Removing graffiti from the old railway bridge has been our main job. It’s nowhere near finished as […]
It might not have seemed a particularly bright start to the New Year when 18 members of the group met at the sea wall in Leysdown, but little did we know what delights were in store. The tide was rising fast. It was to be high by midday, so if we wanted to catch the […]