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Sep 022020
Mullein - The Plant, The Caterpillar and the Moth

I’ve just read the recent post about caterpillars and thought you would like to hear our story about mullein moth caterpillars. Last year, before lock down, we bought a mullein plant from Lullingstone Roman villa. Mullein is part of our native British flora, sadly not so often seen now in our world of highly intensive […]

 Posted by on 2 September 2020 at 2:18 pm
Aug 192020

Due to the restrictions earlier this year the usual council run spring litter pick had to be cancelled.   However, working in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, the council are promoting litter picks in the borough between 11th to 27th September 2020. You can apply to arrange or join an arranged group, or simply pledge […]

Aug 072020

If you are having problems navigating to the correct place on the London Resort Website, to give your comments, this link should help.Over 3,400 people have responded so far. Click on the link, then scroll all the way down to the red box near the bottom of the page.

Aug 022020
White-Letter Hairstreak and the Warren

Many of you will have passed by “The Warren” – the steep slope along Valley Drive by Livingstone Road shops in Gravesend. But how many of you have stopped to explore this small open area of grassland? The grassland is sympathetically managed to encourage meadow plants and now would be a good time to visit. […]

 Posted by on 2 August 2020 at 11:06 pm
Aug 022020

Many of you will have received a public consultation leaflet through the post regarding this development. To find out more about the whole development, take a look at   Although precise information is not currently available, the overview of the project is set out.   You can also sign up for email updates. Feedback […]

Jul 212020
Wildlife - Close to Home

Very interesting day yesterday (20th July). In the morning I received an email from Jeff and Ann. Amongst the birds that Jeff has been recording in his part of Gravesend during lockdown were sightings of linnets. He wrote “[these] are the first I’ve seen mating in this area  since 7th May 1998, when a pair […]

 Posted by on 21 July 2020 at 11:37 pm