Past Events

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

Sunday 19th September. Seashore meeting at Palm Bay, Cliftonville. Meet and park on the promenade to the east of Walpole Bay swimming pool TR370714 (via the slipway from Palm Bay Avenue B2051)  3.30pm for 5pm low water. Please pre-book with Ian Tittley by email at .

Event Date 19-09-2021
Location: Palm Bay, Cliftonville

Saturday 21st August. Seashore meeting at Copt Point, Folkestone. Meet Opposite junction of Foreland Avenue and Wear Bay Road TR240367, 5.30pm for 6.30pm low water. Park in the public car park by The Pavilion in Wear Bay Road (TR239364) (£1.20 per hour). Please pre-book with Ian Tittley by email at .

Event Date 21-08-2021
Location: Folkestone Warren

Sunday 18th JulyMilton Creek Country Park - for general recording. Meet at 10.30am at TQ909651.  Parking on site (green gates opposite ToolStation). Leader: Simon Springate. Book in advance by email 

Event Date 18-07-2021
Location: Church Marshes & Milton Creek

Sunday 20th June. Walderslade Woods for botany and general recording of the grassland plateau habitats. Meet at 10.30am at TQ770617, parking in Beechen Hall car park off Wildfell Close. Leader: Lesley Mason (07758 480284). Book in advance by emailing 

Event Date 20-06-2021
Location: Walderslade Woods

Carri-on Recording: An introduction to Silphidae. Tuesday 6th April. Presentation by Matt Esh and Ashleigh Whiffin.

Event Date 06-04-2021
Cut off date 06-04-2021
Location: Online

An Introduction to the Plant Galls of Britain. Tuesday 23rd March. Presentation by Keith Palmer.

Event Date 23-03-2021
Cut off date 23-03-2021
Location: Online

The last record of Greater Horseshoe in Kent was a single animal at Sevenoaks in 1909. In 2019, four independent ecological consultants working at four separate proposed development sites in East Kent recorded Greater Horseshoe on sonogram. This talk by John Puckett shows Kent Bat Group’s follow up project attempting to elucidate the Status of this “Back from the Brink” rare mammal species in Kent. The talk will start at 7.30pm.

Event Date 09-03-2021
Cut off date 09-03-2021
Location: Online

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The Club will be hosting a series of online talks via Zoom over the next couple of months. The first of these will be on the evening of the 23rd February at 7.30pm and will be given by Steve Songhurst on the history of Vinters Park in Maidstone.

Members can register by logging in to the website OR by responding to the email they will have received. You will then receive an invitation to the meeting with a Zoom link via email. Please check the email address shown is the correct one.

Event Date 23-02-2021
Cut off date 23-02-2021

Otford Mount, for general recording at an ‘Old Chalk New Downs’ project site. 

Meet at TQ53465963 at the top end of Coombe Road, where there is limited parking or alternatively park in the station car park (£2.80).

Leader:  Will Moreno. 

Event Date 23-05-2020
Location: Coombe Road, Otford mount

Conningbrook Lakes, Ashford, for botany and general recording at this site managed by Kent Wildlife Trust.

Meet at TR028436, parking in the car park of the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, TN24 9QX.

Leader: Cristina Juan.

Event Date 16-05-2020
Location: Conningbrook Lakes CP

Sladden Farm and Wood, Alkham, for botany and general recording.

Meet at TR261428 with parking at Sladden Farm.

Leader: Alfie Gay.

Event Date 10-05-2020
Location: Sladden Farm and Wood, Alkham

Cadleigh Bank at Hartley Bottom Farm.  A meeting with the ‘Old Chalk New Downs’ project for general recording. 

Meet at TQ646651 with parking on hardstanding or in field. 

Leader: Jenny Price.

Event Date 02-05-2020
Location: Hartley Bottom Farm, Meopham Green

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.

Event Date 25-04-2020
Location: Well Wood, West Wickham

Pilots Wood, at the Polhill Bank Kent Wildlife Trust reserve, for spring flora and general recording.  

Meet at TQ50436020 with parking in the lay-by just south of the London Furniture Company, TN14 7AA.

Leader: Sylvia Harmer.

Event Date 18-04-2020
Location: Polhill Bank KWT

King’s Wood, Challock for bryophytes and general recording.

Meet at TR023500 in the public car park. 

Leaders: Jacky Langton and Stephen Lemon

Event Date 04-04-2020
Location: King's Wood, Challock


Regrettably we have decided to postpone the AGM in light of current events.

We will be in touch later in the year for an update on the AGM.

Event Date 29-03-2020
Location: Tyland Barn

Hemsted Forest for fungi. 

Meet at TQ810344 in Forestry Commission car park. 

Leader: David Newman

Event Date 17-11-2019
Location: Hemsted Forest, Benenden

Sharsted woods and Doddington place parkland for fungi.

Meet at TQ939577 in Doddington church car park. A small donation to the church for parking on the day would be appreciated. 

Leader: Dave Perrin

Event Date 16-11-2019
Location: Sharsted Woods and Doddington Place

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