KFC meeting at Kingsborough Wood, Sheppey

A small group came out for this site in Sheppey on 24th June. It is a planted woodland and amenity land adjacent to a housing estate. The large pond was nearly dry due to the heatwave, but provided an interesting location to observe courtship behaviour of some long-legged flies. Beyond the trees, the site changes into scrubland and some patches of meadow, in which we spotted a few orchids, various bumblebee species and numerous Cinnabar moths!

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Field meeting at Monkton Nature Reserve

On 10th June, a dozen or so members made the trip to this charming nature reserve in Thanet. It is a SSSI for the geology as well as being home to an astonishing diversity of orchids and various nesting bird species. The diversity of habitat types was interesting, with woodland, scrubland and chalk.

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