Past Events

Meet by 11.30 am at TQ915694, the Swale end of Ferry Road adjacent to the old Kingsferry Bridge.

Leader: Ian Tittley.

Event Date 27-08-2016
Location: North Swale saltmarshes

Meet at TR160359 at the end of the drive on the Castle Road outside the Castle.

Leaders: Martin Newcombe and Jane Clark.

Event Date 21-08-2016
Location: Saltwood Castle, Saltwood

Meet at TQ750651, parking in front of the drawbridge outside the fort, just off Primrose Close, Chatham, ME4 6HZ.

Leader: John Puckett.

Event Date 14-08-2016
Location: Fort Horsted, Chatham

All records required for this new site managed by Kent Wildlife Trust.

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

Leader: Camilla Blackburn.

Event Date 06-08-2016
Location: Conningbrook Lakes CP

The site includes woodland, flower-rich grassland and freshwater habitats.

Meet at TQ 592421, the junction of Barnetts Way with Powder Mill Lane, roadside parking.

Leader: Ian Beavis

Event Date 30-07-2016
Location: Barnett's Wood Local Nature Reserve, Southborough,

Long Rock, Swalecliffe between Whitstable and Herne Bay for Shoresearch meeting exploring this shingle spit over clay.

NB. If you are interested in this meeting please email and request to be added to the circulation list to receive updates of the meeting time and place.

Leader: Fiona White

Event Date 24-07-2016
Location: Long Rock, Swalecliffe

For a joint recording meeting with the Kent Botanical Recording Group and Surrey Botanical Societyin urban streets and parkland.

Meet by 10.15 am at TQ34117060, by the signpost on the park side of Crystal Palace station buildings. Travel by train to Crystal Palace station or there is free car parking within the park grounds.

Leaders: Geoffrey Kitchener & Caroline Bateman. For further details and updates please contact Geoffrey in advance .

Event Date 23-07-2016
Location: Crystal Palace, London Borough of Bromley

A rare opportuntiy to survey the fort roof, walls and ditch.

We have special permission from The Land Trust to access this 19th Century Palmerston fort.

Meet at TR322423, to sign in, parking will be in the parade ground.

NB. Please email or phone the leader, preferably by 6th July if you intend to come, as security require a list of attendees in advance.

Leader: Lesley Mason (.

Event Date 16-07-2016
Location: Fort Burgoyne, Dover

Open Pits, Dungeness RSPB reserve. A joint meeting with the Kent Botanical Recording Group to record the marginal vegetation of this series of natural gravel pits.

Meet by 10 am at TR067184, Dungeness RSPB Visitor Centre car park.

Leaders: Owen Leyshon (please contact in advance in case of updates , Brian Banks & Sue Buckingham.

Event Date 10-07-2016
Location: Dungeness RSPB Reserve

For invertebrates and botany of the saltmarsh, sea wall, dykes and disturbed ground.

Meet at TQ917696 on the Sheppey side of old Kingsferry Road (B2231). The old Sheppey road is accessed by taking the turning left to Ridham Docks off the A249.

Leader: John Badmin.

Event Date 03-07-2016
Location: South Marshes, Kingsferry Bridge, Sheppey

Sugarloaf Hill and Holywell Fen, Folkestone Downs, for botany and general interest.

Meet at TR224377 at the far end of Holywell Avenue, Folkestone.

Leader: Alfie Gay.

Event Date 25-06-2016
Location: Sugarloaf Hill and Holywell Fen, Folkestone Downs

Meet at TR094515 by 10 am. There is a small parking area at the south end of Denge Wood on Penny Pot Lane, just to the north of Upper Thruxted Farm. Please car share if possible and contact the leaders in advance in case of updates.

Leaders: Sue Buckingham ( & Alfie Gay.

Event Date 18-06-2016
Location: Down Bank SSSI, near Chilham

NOTE THAT THE DATE OF THIS MEETING HAS CHANGED TO 12th JUNE.

Meet at TR006596 for parking at Brogdale Farm, Faversham. Please arrive by 10.30 am as we will need to car share to the nearby woods.

Leader: Joyce Pitt.

Event Date 12-06-2016
Location: Badgin and Rice woods, Faversham

A good site for Man Orchid, Yellow Vetchling and several species of butterfly including Marbled White.

Meet at TQ760659 in Magpie Hall Road on the grass strip just south of Fort Luton (opposite no. 190), parking in nearby roads. 

Daisy Banks Parking Map

Leader: David Carder.

Event Date 11-06-2016
Location: Daisy and Coney Banks, Chatham

An evening meeting to survey the shore below the chalk cliffs near Copt Point. This is also a good site to find fossils.

NB. If you are interested in this meeting please email and request to be added to the circulation list to receive updates of the meeting time and place. Leader: Fiona White.

Event Date 04-06-2016
Location: Folkestone Warren

Meet at TQ554372 in the RSPB reserve car park by 9.30 am. Please note that this is a morning only meeting although you are welcome to stay and record in the afternoon.

Leader: Martin Allison.

Event Date 22-05-2016
Location: Broadwater Forest RSPB Reserve

PLEASE NOTE: There has been A CHANGE IN PARKING and MEETING ARRANGEMENTS to those in the programme. We will now MEET in Bossingham village at TR1508 4899 by the junction with Bossingham Road, The Street and Manns Hill. There is roadside parking close by in Bossingham Road at around TR1500 4883 and in The Street.

 

A joint meeting with the Kent Botanical Recording Group to this large woodland on varied soils, where a number of rare plant species have been recorded.

Meet Bossingham village at TR1508 4899 by the junction with Bossingham Road, The Street and Manns Hill. There is roadside parking close by in Bossingham Road at around TR1500 4883 and in The Street.

Leaders: Alfie Gay. & Sue Buckingham (.

Event Date 21-05-2016
Location: Upper Hardres Wood, Bossingham

A day of general recording in this interesting Local Wildlife Site comprising chalk and neutral grassland with scrub.

Meet at TR323427 in the layby off Dover Road, adjacent to Fort Burgoyne.

Leader: Mike Phillips from the 'Up on the Downs' project and Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group.

Event Date 15-05-2016
Location: Coombe Hole and Connaught Park, Dover

All records required for this site, managed by Kent Wildlife Trust and currently threatened by development.

Meet at TR002441 in the reserve car park.

Leader: Camilla Blackburn.

Event Date 14-05-2016
Location: Ashford Warren

Learn how to identify and press some seaweed species that are commonly found around our shores.

Booking is essential, for more information please email .

Event Date 08-05-2016
Location: Reculver Country Park

General records required for this gill woodland and marshy grassland near the Kent Water.

Meet at TQ508410, limited parking in a layby by the access gate North of Top Hill Wood.

Leader: Sam Thomas.

Event Date 07-05-2016
Location: Hobb’s Hill Farm, Cowden

This visit will include 'the Shallows' adjacent to the river Medway which has had recent management to improve the habitat.

Meet at TQ571459 in the car park, the leader can provide free parking passes.

Leader: Rachel Cantwell.

Event Date 30-04-2016
Location: Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge

The first of two Kent Field Club meetings at this new country park in Ashford.

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

Leader: Jacky Langton.

Event Date 16-04-2016
Location: Conningbrook Lakes CP

NB. If you are interested in this meeting please email and request to be added to the circulation list to receive updates of the meeting time and place.

Leader: Fiona White.

Event Date 10-04-2016
Location: Dymchurch

Meet at TR062197 in the ARC car park opposite Boulderwall Farm.

Leader: Ronnie Haar.

Event Date 09-04-2016
Location: Dungeness RSPB Reserve

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