Steve Cullum

Group trip to Rainham Marshes

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Oct 202022
 
Group trip to Rainham Marshes

Fifteen group members met at this former MOD site on a cloudy day, but wouldn’t hear the usual welcoming greeting from Howard, as he has now moved on to pastures new. That said, we were made welcome by the staff and volunteers as we entered the visitor centre which has recently been rearranged to encompass […]

Aug 282022
 
Group trip to Oare Marshes

Fifteen of us left the car park to make our way to the East Flood and immediately a pair of ravens were spotted flying overhead – what a good start to the day!  A Cetti’s warbler was heard en route and when we reached viewing point, we were rewarded with views of ruff, redshank and […]

Minsmere coach trip

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May 272022
 
Minsmere coach trip

Our last visit to this lovely reserve was in October 2019 and the weather on our long overdue return was spot on. We arrived at the same time as another coach from the Bromley RSPB local group and although the entrance was quite busy, we were soon on our way around, albeit in various directions. […]

Elmley 3rd October

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Oct 072021
 
Elmley 3rd October

As we drove the two and a half mile track towards the reserve, various birds were spotted, including marsh harriers, great white egrets and a lovely wheatear. Elmley is a family run farm and covers 3300 acres of wilderness on which to enjoy the wildlife. Fifteen of us gathered in the car park, ready in […]

Aug 252021
 
Swanscombe Marshes

I have received a message from Donna Zimmer saying that she hopes to hold a wildlife walk at Swanscombe Marshes on Friday 17th September and that the Gravesend RSPB group are invited. The walk will take place in the afternoon and when I have more details, I shall share them with you all

Group trip to Warnham Nature Reserve Saturday 24th July

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Jul 262021
 
Group trip to Warnham Nature Reserve Saturday 24th July

Warnham Local Nature Reserve is owned and managed by Horsham District Council and was designated a nature reserve in 1988. It includes a 17 acre millpond, marshes, grassland, reed beds, hedges and woodland. Fortunately, the forecasted thunder and lightning didn’t materialize as ten of us set off to explore this new RSPB Gravesend venue. Passing […]

Oct 162019
 
Coach trip to Minsmere

A few slight coach hiccups and rain didn’t deter our avid members on this Autumn visit to the fantastic reserve on the Suffolk coast. We were also joined by a few people from the Medway group, who are always welcome.  Ian, a visitor experience officer from the RSPB, greeted us on the coach to inform […]

An update on the environmental implications of Brexit

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Oct 102019
 

From Martin Harper – RSPB’s Global Conservation Director.  The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged that the UK will leave the European Union on 31 October 2019 ‘come what may’, whilst many parliamentarians continue to seek to wrestle back control of Brexit from the UK Government. Meanwhile, evidence that a ‘no deal’ or ‘hard Brexit’ […]

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