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COVID-19 Update from the Group Leader

As our country continues to slowly come out of the lockdown measures imposed to control the community spread of the COVID-19 disease, the act of social distancing, wearing face masks/coverings in public areas and hand cleansing on entry and exit to buildings is becoming the 'new normal', especially as work places and retail areas make adjustments to become 'COVID secure'.  However, as I write this, restaurants, pubs, theatres and cinemas remain closed  and sporting events, although re-starting, are doing so without spectators in the grandstands.   With this in mind, myself and the committee have decided to cancel the remainder of the 2020 programme of events.   I believe this is the safest course of action for our members, our volunteers, the ...

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Staying in touch and keeping amused

Staying in touch and keeping amused

In this time of national (almost international) lockdown against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, when our meetings and outdoor gatherings are cancelled, reserves and many country parks closed, local groups of all callings are helping people cope in many different ways. As the local RSPB Group we will continue to stay in touch with our members using various 'digital' channels. And furthermore enable our members to connect with each other. We are doing so via our group website - if you have not done so, sign up to our email delivery service to ensure you get the latest posts delivered to your email inbox. We also have an active Facebook page and have launched a private Facebook Group - the 'Gravesend ...

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All meetings cancelled until further notice

Further to the earlier announcement about indoor meetings and our coach trip, we have been advised by the RSPB to suspend all activity until at least September 1st. It may be necessary to suspend our activities beyond that date.

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Spring 2020 newsletter now available

Our Spring 2020 newsletter is now available for you to read and enjoy. Click the link above or thumbnail image to open up the newsletter. Thanks to Steve Cullum our Newsletter editor for creating this latest edition.

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Latest Trip Reports

  • Group Trip to Rainham RSPB Reserve
    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 […]

  • Sevenoaks Trip Report
    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 […]

Members’ Posts

  • Stag Beetle in Cliffe
    Stag Beetle in Cliffe

    A few days ago, Andy sent me this photograph of a male stag beetle that he had found in his garden.   I know that […]

  • Lesser Stag Beetles
    Lesser Stag Beetles

    I have been aware for several years (thanks to Malcolm and Sally) that Kent is a key area in the UK for stag beetles, and […]

  • Mason Bees - The Last Post
    Mason Bees – The Last Post

    Not another post on bees. Well don’t blame me, blame Pam! Another of my natural history heroes is Gilbert White (1720-1793). He only wrote one […]

Group Leader’s Notes