Trip reps

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

Mar 122020
 
Group Trip to Rainham RSPB Reserve

On a bright sunny Sunday morning 17 of us gathered at RSPB Rainham Marshes. It was formerly Ministry of Defence land and was used as a firing range, evidence of which can be seen as we journey through the site.  The RSPB purchased the area in 2000 and it was officially opened in 2006. We […]

 Posted by on 12 March 2020 at 9:34 pm
Feb 242020
 
Sevenoaks Trip Report

On a blustery and damp day thirteen of us met to explore this hidden gem tucked away just north of Sevenoaks and south of the M26.  The reserve is based around several large lakes, left over from gravel workings in the last century and includes areas of varied woodland and open fields.  The river Darent […]

Feb 112020
 
Dungeness Trip Report

The first of this month’s outings was to be at Dungeness on Sunday 9th February.   Unfortunately storm Ciara had other ideas, heading for us on the same day.   Having decided to bring the meeting forward a day we hoped that anyone who wanted to come would see the email – many apologies if […]

Jan 282020
 
Group Trip to Elmley

Our second outdoor meeting of the year was to Elmley Nature Reserve on Sheppey, a family run farm with marshland and nature trails. Once having passed through the gate there is a two mile drive to reach the car park. However, this drive in is part of your wildlife watching experience as there can be […]

 Posted by on 28 January 2020 at 11:27 am
Jan 112020
 
Kicking off 2020 with trip to Shellness and Capel Fleet

Nineteen members of the Gravesend group met last weekend to kick off the 2020 programme with a visit to Shellness and Capel Fleet. The optimal time to visit Shellness is during high tide when thousands of waders can be seen on the high tide roost.  This year however the first weekend of the year did […]

 Posted by on 11 January 2020 at 3:55 pm
Dec 092019
 
Elmley Trip 7th December

A bright start to a winters day at Elmley on Saturday, where 18 members of the group met up.   Enjoying the drive along the entrance track had already given us excellent sightings of marsh harrier, buzzard, several hundred lapwing, ruff (including one which seemed to already be gaining its white breeding plumage), black-tailed godwit and […]

Nov 252019
 
Group Trip to Oare Marshes KWT Reserve

On a cloudy, dull November morning, 18 of us met in the very wet and muddy car park at Oare Marshes Wildlife Reserve.  Oare Marshes consist of 176 acres and is owned and managed by Kent Wildlife Trust. It was almost high tide and the mud flats on the Swale were covered so we decided […]

 Posted by on 25 November 2019 at 10:44 pm
Nov 192019
 
Volunteering Day at RSPB Northward Hill

On a fresh dry Saturday, nine hearty members of our group met at RSPB Northward Hill to carry out scrub clearance and habitat maintenance. After having met George, an intern at the reserve and Will Tofts, the group proceeded to their designated location (equiped with map to navigate around the ditches and across muddy fields […]