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May 162019
 
Belted Beauty and Eagles Mystery Photograph

What a beauty! But you can be forgiven for not knowing that this is a moth. A female Belted Beauty – and they are wingless! Recently Sally and I were lucky to be taken out to monitor a colony of this rare moth. Alan, the Butterfly Conservation representative and recorder for Mull and Iona (and […]

 Posted by on 16 May 2019 at 11:35 pm
Apr 122019
 

If you are looking forward to our dawn chorus meeting in a few weeks, you might like to whet your appetite with the following RSPB initiative. ‘Let Nature Sing’ aims to bring the plight of our wildlife to a greater audience in several ways, follow the link below to see how you can get help, […]

 Posted by on 12 April 2019 at 11:34 pm
Mar 192019
 

A gentle reminder to say that if you are intending to purchase tickets for the coach trip to Wicken Fen, can you please let Hazel know as soon as possible as the coach needs to be paid for in advance.  Tickets will be available at our indoor meetings on Tuesday 26 March and Thursday 11 […]

Mar 152019
 

Please be aware of the M2 closure eastbound – diversion signs should be in place. It would be advisable to allow extra time for your journey. You could divert via Sittingbourne, however, roadworks are in place there too. The M20 could be an alternative. Please check local information online before you set off. Location : […]

Mar 072019
 
Elmley Again - In Praise of Corn Buntings

As Norman and Sandra commented in their trip report for Elmley, one of the highlights of the trip was seeing and hearing two male corn buntings. During the day we saw five marsh harriers flying together, over 3 thousand wigeon, lapwing and redshank display flights, and avocets prospecting for a nest site. Not bad eh? […]

 Posted by on 7 March 2019 at 11:01 pm
Mar 072019
 
Group Trip to Elmley NNR

A slow drive along the two mile entrance track to the Elmley National Nature Reserve car park showed the water levels had been raised since our last visit benefiting the many waders, with lots of lapwing and redshank close to the track. We had good views of some of the many hares on the reserve.  […]

 Posted by on 7 March 2019 at 4:10 pm
Jan 282019
 
Wicken Fen - Sunday 12th May

Our spring coach trip this year is to Wicken Fen, the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve which provides a window on a ‘lost landscape’  – a unique remnant of undrained fenland which once covered the vast lowlands of East Anglia. Today Wicken Fen is one of Europe’s most important wetlands, home to over 9,000 recorded […]

 Posted by on 28 January 2019 at 8:01 pm
Dec 212018
 
Riverside Country Park 16th December

As this was the last trip of 2018 hopes were high as (a lucky) 13 of us set out on a fine, sunny and still winter’s day to see what the Medway Estuary had in store. As it was low tide we were greeted by acres of mud and decided to set out for Horrid […]