Jul 282019
 
Rose Chafers at Samphire Hoe

If you have been to Samphire Hoe recently, or have read our recent trip report,  you will know that Samphire Hoe is a great place to find rose chafer beetles. Rose chafers are quite big beetles, very friendly, and easy to watch as they feed on the flower heads of wild carrot, large knapweed and […]

 Posted by on 28 July 2019 at 10:21 pm
Jul 242019
 
Group Trip to Grain Coastal Park

On Tuesday the group visited Grain Coastal Park. Back home the temperature reached 31.5 C but a beautiful cooling sea breeze made the conditions for us very pleasant. The tide was out (a long way out!) and with the sea and mudflats shimmering in the sunlight, viewing distant birds with telescope and binoculars was difficult. […]

 Posted by on 24 July 2019 at 7:57 pm
Jul 242019
 
Group Trip to Rainham Marshes RSPB Reserve

Saturday’s group outing should have been at Stodmarsh, but due to a weekend closure of the M2, it was decided to change venue and go to Rainham Marshes instead. Ten of us met in the car park on what seemed a very pleasant sunny morning after some heavy rain had fallen back in Kent earlier. […]

 Posted by on 24 July 2019 at 6:04 pm
Jul 172019
 
Dungeness reserve update - July 2019

Here is the latest newsletter from Dungeness: Reserve News Updates We’ve had some seabird successes on our islands this year. A total of 75 common tern nests have been recorded across the reserve with approximately 40 fledglings seen so far. This is great considering we had 72 nests in total at the end of last […]

 Posted by on 17 July 2019 at 2:26 pm
Jul 142019
 

Highways England have planned roadworks which coincides with our trip to Stodmarsh on Saturday 20th July. It will be closed between junctions four and seven, from Friday evening, until Monday morning. https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/m2-diversion-you-forced-take-3083675 Just to add to the misery, there are roadworks planned for Faversham too!! https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/furious-drivers-stuck-a2-m2-3088425 Before travelling, please check on here and kentlive news […]

Jul 082019
 
Samphire Hoe - July trip report

Samphire Hoe is the newest part of the British Isles, created from the spoils when digging out the Channel Tunnel.  It is located close to Dover docks and overlooked by chalk cliffs. It got its name from the rock and golden samphire which are found on the site, following a public competition. Eleven of the […]