Trip reps

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

Sep 092018
 
Grove Ferry

Ten members met at the Grove Ferry car park.    The temperature was in the low teens and the sky was cloudy but with some blue showing.    It was agreed that we would walk to Stodmarsh car park for lunch following the central path taking in the view point and hides along the way. […]

Sep 012018
 
"Bee" Walk at Cliffe Pools RSPB Reserve

On Tuesday we had our second “bee” walk, organised for us by Nikki Gammans of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. (The first was at Dungeness RSPB reserve).  We were met at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve by Rosie of Buglife and, after an introductory talk, we set off armed with nets and plastic pots. To begin with […]

 Posted by on 1 September 2018 at 10:45 pm
Aug 162018
 
Group Visit to Oare Marsh

Fifteen of us met and decided to walk along the sea wall as the tide was on the way in.  We saw little grebe, cormorant, black headed gulls, heron, avocet in flight, coot, moorhen, mute swan, lapwing, starling and a mediterranean gull. Pied wagtails were busy foraging among the rocks. A wasp spider was seen […]

 Posted by on 16 August 2018 at 8:16 pm
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 […]