Past Events

Saturday 30th. Loose Valley wildlife site for all records. Meet at location to be
confirmed, please email the leader for parking and meeting arrangements if you plan
to attend. Leader: Pip Terry

Event Date 30-07-2022

Saturday 23rd. St. Margaret’s at Cliffe for bees and general recording. Meet at
TR359447, in Reach Road car park off the High Street. Leader: Nikki Gammans

Event Date 23-07-2022
Location: St Margaret’s Bay, nr Dover

Sunday 17th. Wye NNR for a joint meeting with Kent Botanical Recording Group at
this chalk grassland site. NB. Expect to walk 3 to 4 miles on uneven grassland
slopes, some quite steep. Meet: at TR07934536 in Wye Nature Reserve Car Park on
east side of Coldharbour Lane, TN25 5HX. Leader: Alex Lockton. NB. Advance
notice of attendance required to Sue Buckingham

Event Date 17-07-2022
Location: Wye NNR

Saturday 9th. Kingsdown Farm, Kingsdown near Sittingbourne. Visiting this wildlife-
friendly farm for plants, insects and general interest. Meet and park by the track at
TQ 9320 5950. Advance booking is essential with Leader: Richard Moyse

Event Date 09-07-2022
Location: Kingsdown Farm, Kingsdown, Lynsted

Saturday 26th June Botany Bay (TR391710) to look at the sand dune
vegetation that has developed on sand dunes formed over the past 50
years and afterwards for marine recording on the foreshore. Meet at
14.00, by the steps down to the foreshore by the public toilets, park
wherever possible in Botany Road or Percy Avenue or the unmade road
adjacent to the steps. Low water 17.30. Confirm with Ian Tittley

Event Date 26-06-2022
Location: Botany Bay, Kingsgate

Sunday 26th. Valerie’s Banks, Hollingbourne. Chalk grassland and scrub for plants,
insects and general interest. Meet at TQ 8553 5604 with parking in the
farmyard. Advance booking is essential with Leader: Richard Moyse

Event Date 26-06-2022
Location: Valerie's Banks, Hollingbourne

Saturday 18th. Lyminge for village bioblitz. Members can take part in guided events
or carry out their own recording. Please check KFC website for further updates to
timings and events nearer the time. Meet at TR159408 with parking at Lyminge
village hall, CT18 8EW. Leaders: Dan and Kate Kellett

 

Event Date 18-06-2022
Location: Lyminge village

Saturday 11th. Rectory Park, Horsmonden, TN12 8EH. An opportunity for general
recording at this private parkland estate comprising a mixture of grassland and
woodland habitats. Meet at TQ702386, access is via the drive, which has oaks on
the right and a hedge on the left. Leader: Melissa Murdoch.

Event Date 11-06-2022
Location: Rectory Park, Horsmonden

Saturday 28th. Pierland wood near Ruckinge for general recording. Meet at
TR01763497, there is limited road-side parking on either side of the byway entrance,
please car share if possible. Leader: Ade Jupp

Event Date 28-05-2022
Location: Pierland wood near Ruckinge

Saturday 21st. Luddesdown Vineyard, for botany and general recording of chalk
grassland restoration meadows on Henley Bank. Meet at TQ670662, in Luddesdown
village hall car park. NB. There will be a short but steep walk through the vineyards
to the chalk bank. Leader: Will Moreno

Event Date 21-05-2022
Location: Luddesdown

Saturday 14th. Stream Walk community garden, Whitstable for mini-bioblitz, all
records required especially invertebrates. Meet from 10am until 1pm but please
bring lunch to eat afterwards with kindly provided refreshments. The garden entrance
gate is at TR11086623 along Stream Walk, between Cromwell road and Old Bridge
road, with limited parking spaces in Old Bridge road and Whitstable station is nearby.
Leaders: Caroline Ware and Jules Ellis

Event Date 14-05-2022
Location: Stream Walk community garden, Whitstable

Sunday 8th. Sladden Farm and Wood, Alkham, for botany and general recording.
Meet at TR261428 with parking at Sladden Farm. Leader: Alfie Gay

Event Date 08-05-2022
Location: Sladden Farm and Wood, Alkham

Saturday 23rd. Stodmarsh NNR. We have access to privately owned land to view
field signs of Eurasian beaver and collect all taxa records to assist with site
management. Meet at TQ221609 in the reserve car park NB. Attendees are
limited to 15 and car sharing will be required to access the recording site.
Advance booking is essential with Leader: Ben Morris

Event Date 23-04-2022
Location: Stodmarsh NNR

Saturday 9th. King’s Wood, Challock for bryophytes (suitable for beginners and
improvers) and general recording. Meet at TR023500 in the public car park.
Leaders: Jacky Langton and Stephen Lemon.

Event Date 09-04-2022
Location: King's Wood, Challock

Sunday 3rd. Well Wood, West Wickham, for lichens and general recording including
spring flora and migrant birds. Meet at TQ396643 in the small car park off Layhams
Road, BR4 9EA, or use nearby street parking. Leader: Ishpi Blatchley

 

UPDATE!!! There is a massive pothole at the Well Wood car park entrance! It is navigable with care and there is a warning on the gate about the pot hole! If people are worried about parking there, there should be street parking in Birch Tree Avenue just before you get to the car park.

Event Date 03-04-2022
Location: Well Wood, West Wickham
Event Date 07-03-2022
Event End Date 07-03-2022
Location: Online
Event Date 10-02-2022
Event End Date 10-02-2022
Location: Online

Saturday 13th November.  Farningham woods for fungi and general recording.  Meet at TQ 544 686 in Calfstock Lane car park. Booking required in advance by emailing the leader Sue Cambray:  

Event Date 13-11-2021
Location: Farningham Woods Nature Reserve

New Date for meeting that was postponed from 2nd October: Saturday 30th October. Roundshill Park wood, Sissinghurst Castle for fungi. Meet at TQ80593838 in the National Trust car park, please tell the parking attendant you are coming for the KFC fungi meeting if you are not a NT member. Booking required in advance by emailing the leader David Newman:  

Event Date 30-10-2021
Event End Date 30-10-2021
Location: Roundshill Park Wood, Sissinghurst Castle

Saturday 23rd October. Vinters Park, Maidstone for fungi and general recording.  Meet at TQ 7783 5627, parking in Lodge Road, directly off roundabout on New Cut Road, nearest postcode is ME14 5EH. Booking required in advance by emailing the leader Joyce Pitt

Event Date 23-10-2021
Location: Vinters Valley nature reserve, Maidstone

Epple Bay, Birchington for seashore recording. Meet at 3.30pm for 5.30pm low water at TQ307697 by the cut  down to the foreshore in Epple Bay Avenue where there is plenty of parking. Book in advance by emailing Ian Tittley, 

Event Date 17-10-2021
Location: Epple Bay, Birchington

Sunday 17th October.  Denge woods for fungi and general recording.  Meet at TR0969 5042, parking in main car park on Pennypot Lane.  Booking required in advance by emailing the leader Alfie Gay by text 07725 466003 or email 

Event Date 17-10-2021
Location: Denge & Eggringe Woods

Saturday 9th October.  Angley Wood near Cranbrook, for fungi.  Leader: Alick Henrici. Meet at TQ75513569, we have permission to park in the yard at Angley Farm, off Glassenbury Road.  We have permission to park in the yard, but on the day ensure that you talk to someone at the farm about exactly where to park in the yard so you are not in the way of any farm operations or your car may be moved. Booking required in advance by emailing Joyce Pitt: 

Event Date 09-10-2021
Location: Angley Wood, Cranbrook

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