This year our Christmas social is to be held virtually via a Zoom meeting with all the festive fun we have enjoyed in previous years. Date: Thursday 10 December. Starting from 7:30pm. We will have a light hearted quiz, a game of picture bingo as well as photo and Christmas jumper competitions. Plus plenty of […]
Announcements of forthcoming meetings and other events that maybe of interest.
Many if you will have seen this story already on the BBC south east news, but here is the full story from the RSPB. PLEASE NOTE, you may find the video footage upsetting. https://community.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/b/investigations/posts/horror-as-buzzard-is-shot-on-kent-nature-reserve-boundary The RSPB would like to hear from anyone who has any information regarding this incident. Contact details can be found in […]
I’ve been sent this link to Planetpod by the RSPB. An excellent Podcast about the richness and value of Swanscombe Marshes and its mosaics of habitat. It’s well worth a listen. https://theplanetpod.com/save-swanscombe-marshes/ As always, I’d encourage everyone to sign the Petition, which (as I write) stands at 15,078. It would be great […]
We have received the following summary from the RSPB, detailing their response to the public consultation on the plans for development at Swanscombe. “The Swanscombe Peninsula is an outstanding mosaic of mostly undesignated grasslands, wetlands, scrub, inter-tidal habitats and brownfield features supporting a nationally important assemblage of invertebrates and a rich birdlife. The range and breadth […]
Kestrel Transect Volunteers The Hawk Conservancy Trust urgently need volunteers in Kent to help with their Kestrel Conservation Monitoring across south east England. European Kestrels are now an Amber-listed species of conservation concern in the UK due to recent decline in the breeding population. What does it involve: The work involves walking pre-determined routes of […]