A few days ago Sally and I walked up to our local shop in search of food! We found this plant growing on the pavement by the bus stop in Chalk. We had passed it several times before and wondered what it was. But on this occasion Sally made an effort to identify it and […]
At a loss to know what to do with your self-isolation time? I saw this on the BBC News website and thought some of you may be interested in helping out: BBC News article – rescue old rainfall records You’re not required to rummage through old bound volumes; the Met Office has already scanned the […]
I am not a great expert on bugs – that is true bugs, species of Hemiptera. This group of insects includes aphids, plant hoppers etc. However, I do like the shieldbugs – there are not too many British species, most of them are fairly big and they come in different colours. Sally likes taking photographs […]
I’ve just received this from the team at Dungeness: “As of today, our visitor centre, hides and toilets will be closed until further notice. We have also cancelled our events programme up until the end of May (although we will review this regularly as the situation changes). Anyone who has booked and paid for an […]
Further to the earlier announcement about indoor meetings and our coach trip, we have been advised by the RSPB to suspend all activity until at least September 1st. It may be necessary to suspend our activities beyond that date.
Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, all our indoor meetings are cancelled until further notice – hopefully, we can resume in the autumn. The coach trip to Minsmere will also have to be cancelled. A decision about outdoor meetings will be made in the next few days. Wishing everyone safe times ahead.
On a bright sunny Sunday morning 17 of us gathered at RSPB Rainham Marshes. It was formerly Ministry of Defence land and was used as a firing range, evidence of which can be seen as we journey through the site. The RSPB purchased the area in 2000 and it was officially opened in 2006. We […]
Our next indoor meeting takes place this Thursday 12 March at Northfleet School for Girls. The presentation will be “Orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra” by Alison Bristo. Alison shares stories & experiences gained in voluntary work with Orangutans for the Sumatran Orangutan Society, also describing the personal ‘journey’ that led her to Borneo. The meeting […]