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Feb 112021
 

For anyone who does not have access to the Daily Telegraph either paper or online, here’s some interesting quotes from an article published earlier this week.    Please continue to follow progress of the on-going campaign on social media – links in our previous post.  If you want to see more of our posts, keep […]

Jan 302021
 
Swanscombe Marshes

Following several earlier posts regarding the plan for a Theme Park to be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula, there are several things that we can all do to help fight the plan.  It is not only the impact that this development will have on wildlife in the area, the loss of a rare piece of […]

Dec 162020
 
Swanscombe Marshes

Donna Zimmer, with Barry Wright, has created this brilliant film showing just why Swanscombe Marshes is such a special place and needs to be protected. If you haven’t been there yet, then this will entice you down there.   Personally, having visited quite often this year,  its made me realise what I have missed!  Please enjoy […]

Dec 102020
 

An online meeting was recently held by Kent County Council with guest speakers.   It will be available on Youtube until friday 29th January 2021, on this link https://youtu.be/4PCkb8DLgQc . If you want to pick out individual speakers rather than hear the whole meeting, the running times within the recording are: · 00:00:00 Opening speech from the […]

 Posted by on 10 December 2020 at 12:18 pm
Dec 072020
 
Black-headed gulls - More rings to find

During lockdown we have occasionally walked to Gravesend Promenade for a bit of bird watching. In previous blog posts I have written about the black-headed gulls that have been colour ringed. The last few weeks have seen an explosion of colours – with blue, white and yellow ringed birds. So here is a collection of […]

 Posted by on 7 December 2020 at 10:10 pm
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 […]

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