Due to the cancellation of our field programme this year, there will unfortunately be none of the usual meeting reports to compile into this year's Bulletin. To make up for this, the Assistant Editor would be happy to receive any reports from members, whether from your house or garden, your local area or further afield in Kent. These can be accounts for specific sites and occasions or observations of notable species. If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch via the website.

 

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New Atlas of the Kent Flora (2010) reprint

For anyone who doesn’t have Eric Philp’s New Atlas of the Kent Flora (2010), the Kent Field Club plans to produce a reprint. Note that this will not be a new print run of the hardback original. It has a soft-back binding and a plain cover, but is in colour and includes all that is in the original. In order to minimise the price of each copy, it will be useful to gauge interest. If you think you might like a copy, please let us know via the website.  

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Wherever possible, it is intended to roll over the planned field meetings programme for 2020 in 2021. The Field Meetings Secretary would appreciate it if meeting leaders from 2020 could get in touch to confirm whether this is possible.

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Nature Notes July 2020

Total monthly rainfall: 48 millimetres. Maximum daily rainfall: 16.5 mm (8th July). There were 11 days with total cloud-cover for at least part of the day. Maximum temperature on the hottest day was 33°C on July 31st.  Maximum temperature on the 7 coldest days was 19°C. The remaining 23 days were fairly evenly matched at between 20 and 25°C. As summer is a season of high evaporation and transpiration, the moderate rainfall proved insufficient to prevent pond-water falling to extremely low levels. Strong winds overnight on 3rd/4th July brought down a squirrel drey in a big bundle on the woodland floor. Perhaps it took revenge by strip-barking a 30 year old ash tree on the 9th.

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