Trip reps

Reports from our outdoor trips. Like to find out more? Join us on our next outdoor trip.

Jul 292018
Dungeness RSPB Reserve: From Bumblebees to Bitterns

We recently had an indoor talk from Dr. Nikki Gammans of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust on bumblebees. At the end of the talk she said that she would be happy to arrange for our group to visit Dungeness RSPB reserve to find out more about bumblebees and the conservation work being carried out to reverse […]

 Posted by on 29 July 2018 at 11:35 pm
Jul 292018
Group Trip to Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

On Tuesday we visited the Kent Wildlife Trust reserve at Sevenoaks. We were greeted by an assistant warden who suggested that we visited the Tyler Hide overlooking the East Lake. A common sandpiper and 2 little ringed plovers had been reported from there. We set ourselves up in the hide and carefully scanned the East […]

 Posted by on 29 July 2018 at 9:55 pm
Jul 172018
Litter Picking at Cliffe Pools

The Group’s first Volunteer day of the year took place at Cliffe Pools where our main activity was litter picking.   Our enthusiastic team met Will and Ruth from RSPB Northward Hill, and we discussed our plan of action – although it was noticeable that there was far less litter around in the areas we covered […]

Jul 012018
Tuesday Morning at Northward Hill RSPB Reserve

A large group (30+) of members and visitors met at 10am at the RSPB reserve at Northward Hill. We had decided that we would head for the woodland – hoping to find some shade, in what was already a very hot day. With permission from Ruby, assistant warden, we headed off in the direction of […]

 Posted by on 1 July 2018 at 8:30 pm
Jun 262018
Rye Harbour

The sun shone on a warm Sunday morning, when eighteen of us met in the car park of this lovely reserve, which is owned by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. The reserve has been managed by the Friends of Rye Harbour since 1973 and rely on donations and volunteers for its upkeep.   We were greeted with […]

Jun 062018
Minsmere Coach Trip

Our large group descended upon this fantastic reserve on an overcast day that was supposed to be having thunder and lightning. Thankfully, that didn’t happen, and we set out to see some of the species that Minsmere has to offer. The sand martins were busy gathering food to take back to their nests as we […]

 Posted by on 6 June 2018 at 11:05 pm
May 292018
Conyer Creek and Oare Marshes

After the thunder storms of Saturday night it was a relief to wake up to much brighter weather on Sunday morning.   Ten members of the group arrived with eager anticipation of migrants with nightingale and turtle dove high on the list.   The site of Conyer is an old brick works and I was […]

May 202018
The Old Lodge - Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest is a bit of a misnomer. It is more like heathland with areas of woodland, in fact nearly two thirds of its 6500 acre site is heathland, which is 2.5% of the UK’s extent of this rare habitat.  A special place to see special flora and fauna. As a group of us met […]

 Posted by on 20 May 2018 at 9:53 pm