Oct 132017
 
Raptor survey

Back in February Sue posted a notice asking people to get involved with a survey being sponsored by the Hawk Conservancy. We volunteered and were given 5 routes to walk across Kent spotting Kestrel, Buzzard and other raptors. The survey is being repeated this autumn and more volunteers will be very welcome. It’s a good […]

Nov 102015
 
Whoopers at Welney

On Sunday our group visitied the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Welney in Norfolk. Situated on the Ouse Washes it is the winter home of thousands of ducks, geese and swans. Some of us quickly found a tree sparrow amongst the house sparrows on the bird feeders by the visitor centre. Others were lucky […]

 Posted by on 10 November 2015 at 5:26 pm
Oct 042015
 
Whats on in October

We have a busy month coming up. Attached is our latest poster for our indoor and outdoor events in October.   We distribute this poster to locations in and around Gravesend to publicise what we do and to encourage new people to come along and enjoy our events. Please feel free to print copies of the poster […]

 Posted by on 4 October 2015 at 9:17 pm
Sep 262015
 

Are you aware that Gravesham Borough Council are carrying out a Parks and Open Spaces Consultation? The aim is for the Council to assess what is important to its residents and decide if there are enough open spaces of the right quality and in the right place to meet existing and future needs. This is a […]

 Posted by on 26 September 2015 at 9:02 pm
Sep 222015
 
2015 Volunteer Day - Saturday 10th October

This year we are going to our local RSPB reserve,  Cliffe Pools, for our volunteering day.  After our success at Rainham Marshes last year,  we now have a reputation to uphold so please come along and join us!   Ben Newton, who is the RSPB Assistant Warden for North Kent Marshes, was involved in our Beach Clean event […]

Sep 182015
 
The Life Cycle of a Tachinid Fly

Last week, on Thursday evening, our group talk was entitled “Insects – Life styles and Life cycles” by Mike Chittenden. Here is my own take on that subject. On the 26th August 2014 Julie brought me an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar that she had found eating the leaves of a fuchshia in her garden. The caterpillar […]

 Posted by on 18 September 2015 at 10:57 pm
Sep 172015
 
Group Flickr site

If you fancy a browse through photographs taken by members of the group, you might like to click here . If you would like to share your photographs with us, then just ask to join the group via our Flickr page. Sue

 Posted by on 17 September 2015 at 8:22 pm
Sep 152015
 
Bullfinches over the bubbles

Sometimes doing the washing up at the kitchen sink has its rewards! I just glanced up and noticed on my neighbour’s Rowan tree, silhouetted at the end of a branch, a rather heavy looking finch. At first I thought it was a fluffed up chaffinch but then, after I dived for my binoculars, could see […]