Field Meeting at Clapgate Spring

Despite poor weather, seven Field Club members attended the meeting at Clapgate Spring in Faversham on 9th July. We investigated the spring itself, as well as two nearby ponds (one on the line of another small stream, the other more isolated). A range of freshwater plants was recorded, including three species of pond-weed Potamogeton, and invertebrate sampling revealed a wide range of taxa including oligochaetes, leeches, bugs, beetles and snails.