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Aug 132018
 
Hen Harrier Day 2018

Those of you who have been following our website over the years may recall my support of the campaign to ban driven grouse shooting and stop the persecution of Hen Harriers, Birds of Prey and other wildlife species on moorland in the North of England and Scotland. 2018 is the fifth anniversary of the first […]

Aug 092018
 

Thanks to Norman for pointing out the extent of the road works in Sittingbourne and Faversham. If you are joining us at Oare on Sunday, 12th August, please allow extra travelling time. AA route planner and navigation aids all recommend to continue on the M2 to Junction 7 and take the A2/London Road back towards […]

 Posted by on 9 August 2018 at 9:06 pm
Jul 312018
 
Bumblebees with Green Pollen - Revisited

Our bumblebee walk at Dungeness on Saturday produced a worker bumblebee that had collected green pollen. I thought this was really odd (the green colour that is). A google search revealed that Rosebay Willowherb has green pollen. So today I went in search. And it does! I burst open an anther (pictured) and out popped […]

 Posted by on 31 July 2018 at 8:41 pm
Jun 012018
 
Spotted Flycatcher decline

Have you seen a spotted flycatcher this year?    According to data from the BTO spotted flycatcher numbers have declined by 39% between 1995-2016.   To view the data, please follow this link.   The good news is that they are apparently thriving in Scotland where there has been a 66% increase between 2011-2016 – maybe they […]

May 292018
 
Tuesday morning walk through Cobham Woods

Last Tuesday morning a large group met at the National Trust Lodge car park for Cobham Woods. It was warm and sunny and we looked forward to seeing and hearing lots of spring birds. But it seemed to me to be eerily quiet – perhaps at least partly explained by the National Trust having mechanically […]

 Posted by on 29 May 2018 at 9:28 pm