Sep 242020

Kestrel Transect Volunteers The Hawk Conservancy Trust urgently need volunteers in Kent to help with their Kestrel Conservation Monitoring across south east England. European Kestrels are now an Amber-listed species of conservation concern in the UK due to recent decline in the breeding population. What does it involve: The work involves walking pre-determined routes of […]

Jan 282018

Please note that the date for the Cliffe Pools Beach Clean is now 24th February (not May as previously stated)! Other details are all available on our previous post here Please contact Katie Thatcher direct to register your interest at: Look forward to seeing you there  

Jan 262018

Some of you (who get the South East BBC News rather than London) may already be aware that Dave Saunders, Simon Ginnaw and several others are setting up a beach clean along the River Thames at Cliffe Pools.   Full details are on the links highlighted below, however, the aim is to clear the accumulation […]

Nov 112017
Thank you

Following on from our very successful (if a little wet!) Volunteer activity at Northward Hill last Saturday, we have received the following message from the Reserve. “Thank you all for your help on Saturday.   I am sorry you all got so wet, but hope you had fun nevertheless. I’m glad you had a good […]

Aug 102012
Brazilian Paradise

Some of you will be aware that I have been visiting and supporting a reserve called REGUA (Reserva Ecologica de Guapi Assu) in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest just north of Rio de Janiero over the last few years.   This year I had the opportunity to stay for a little longer and do some voluntary […]

Dec 152011
Helping wildlife in our local woods

On Sunday a number of Gravesend RSPB Group members assisted the ‘Plantlife’ warden, Ben, at Ranscombe Farm Reserve in clearing an area of unwanted scrub. Ranscombe Farm, & nearby Cobham Woods, are areas local to Gravesend, where many interesting plants, insects and birds flourish.  The spot where we were working is called Mill Hill, a chalkland site which unfortunately […]

Oct 302011
Millbrook Wildlife Garden

Five of us attended Millbrook Garden Centre from 27th to 30th October to support the opening of their wildlife garden. On Thursday and Friday we arranged an activity for children where they could make a flower and then take it to the wildlife garden where we explained how they could help to introduce and support […]