We're back (in the Field)!

 On Sunday 20th June, Kent Field Club held it's first field meeting since 2019 at Walderslade Woods. Led by Rob Burrows of Walderslade Woodlands Group, twelve members explored this 5 hectare site of woodlands and glades, consisting of a series of plateaus created by spoil from the construction of the M2 in the 1960s. Ground conditions were, it's fair to say, a bit damp and not ideal for the entomologists among us, though bumblebees were abundant and making use of the many orchids and other flowers in the glades. However, things had dried out a bit by lunch time and everyone got to see individuals of the long-horned bee Eucera longicornis.

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