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Aug 152019
 
Dungeness reserve update - August 2019

Here is the latest news from the team at the Dungeness RSPB reserve: Reserve News Updates Although this summer has not been as good as last years (where’s the sun?), we’ve managed to see some amazing wildlife on our reserve this month. Over the last few weeks we have been seeing a great number of […]

 Posted by on 15 August 2019 at 10:46 am
Jul 282019
 
Rose Chafers at Samphire Hoe

If you have been to Samphire Hoe recently, or have read our recent trip report,  you will know that Samphire Hoe is a great place to find rose chafer beetles. Rose chafers are quite big beetles, very friendly, and easy to watch as they feed on the flower heads of wild carrot, large knapweed and […]

 Posted by on 28 July 2019 at 10:21 pm
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