Hi, I'm Paul and I am the group leader. Also, together with Alan, I manage this group website.

Feb 062020

Due to the incoming storm Ciara, that is due to hit the south east of England this Sunday with high winds expected especially on the coast, this weekend’s trip to Dungeness Observatory and Dungeness RSPB reserve is being BROUGHT  FORWARD  TO  SATURDAY  8TH  FEBRUARY. Meet at the old Dungeness lighthouse at 10 am on Saturday […]

 Posted by on 6 February 2020 at 9:00 pm
Jan 112020
Kicking off 2020 with trip to Shellness and Capel Fleet

Nineteen members of the Gravesend group met last weekend to kick off the 2020 programme with a visit to Shellness and Capel Fleet. The optimal time to visit Shellness is during high tide when thousands of waders can be seen on the high tide roost.  This year however the first weekend of the year did […]

 Posted by on 11 January 2020 at 3:55 pm
Nov 192019
Volunteering Day at RSPB Northward Hill

On a fresh dry Saturday, nine hearty members of our group met at RSPB Northward Hill to carry out scrub clearance and habitat maintenance. After having met George, an intern at the reserve and Will Tofts, the group proceeded to their designated location (equiped with map to navigate around the ditches and across muddy fields […]

Sep 222019
Minsmere coach trip 12 October: get your tickets

Minsmere is magical at all times of the year.  Our coach on 12 October to Minsmere will find autumn migration in full swing with sandpipers, stints & ruffs on the Scrape and the red deer rut underway on the heath. Contact Hazel by email soon to get your tickets and secure your place on the coach! […]

 Posted by on 22 September 2019 at 11:40 am
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 […]

Jun 132019
Thursley common trip report

The group met up at Thursley common on Sunday, which was the best day of the week weather wise.  Thursley common National Nature Reserve is the largest and most important heathland area in Surrey.  It has a mosaic of open dry heathland, peat bogs, ponds, and pine and deciduous woodlands. As such it holds a […]