Past Events

A good site for rare sandrock liverworts.

Meet at TQ568383 at the end of Summervale Road, parking in residential roads.

Leader: Stephen Lemon.

Event Date 03-04-2016
Location: Friezland Wood

Annual General Meeting of the Kent Field Club. Meet at Tyland Barn TQ752593 by 2 pm.

Including the Annual President's Address

'Kentish badgers; not what you expect?'

By Kent Field Club President, Martin Newcombe

Plus short reports on other aspects of Kent's wildlife:

'Kent Tephritid Flies' by Laurence Clemons

'The Seaweeds of Kent' by Ian Tittley

It is planned that the AGM will also be the launch date of:

"The New Atlas of the Seaweeds of Kent".

The AGM will include the following special resolutions:

Proposals for further changes to the Club's constitution as detailed here: docKFC constitution proposed changes 2016.doc and intended, inter alia, to clarify and simplify membership and meetings arrangements, and to simplify the arrangements governing any future change to the constitution


Event Date 13-03-2016
Location: Tyland Barn

A joint meeting with the Kent Botanical Recording Group for ferns and general records. Meet at

TQ742375 by 10 am, parking in layby on the north side of A262 opposite 2 isolated houses.

Leader: Sue Buckingham. Please notify Sue Buckingham or in advance if you expect to attend.

Event Date 12-03-2016
Location: Old Park Wood, Iden Green

Meet at 12:30pm, at TR399701 in car park above Joss Bay. 

NB. Please email and request to be added to the circulation list to receive updates of this and other Shoresearch meetings. 

Leader:  Fiona White (07779 657573).

Event Date 21-11-2015
Location: Joss Bay, North Foreland

Meet at TQ669629 in Holly Hill public car park. 

Leader: Mario Tortelli (0208 699 0950).

Event Date 15-11-2015

Meet at TQ617433 in the RSPB car park, off Dislingbury Road.  

Leader: Martin Allison (07766 113422).

Event Date 08-11-2015
Location: Tudeley RSPB Reserve

This meeting is in addition to the printed programme.

Meet in the car park at TQ592716.  Leader: Anne Andrews.

Event Date 31-10-2015
Location: Beacon Wood Country Park, Bean

Please note that this meeting has been rescheduled from September 19th.

Meet at TQ482449 in the visitor's car park.   Leader: Joyce Pitt (07986 989323).

 

Event Date 25-10-2015

Meet at 3:00pm at TR294391 in Samphire Hoe car park. 

NB. There is a parking charge.  Please email and request to be added to the circulation list to receive updates of this and other Shoresearch meetings. 

Leader:  Fiona White (07779 657573).

Event Date 25-10-2015
Location: Samphire Hoe

The Kent Wildlife Conference

Grimond Lecture Theatre 1

Universtiy of Kent, Canterbury Campus

The Kent Wildlife Conference, now in its fifteenth year, created as a way for field naturalists in the county to meet, learn about and discuss the county's wild plant and animal species.  This year's conference will include nine presentations covering a wide range of subjects which will be of interest to all those with an enthusiams for Kent's wildlife and field natural history.

The conference will be held in the Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 at the University of Kent's Canterbury Campus, CT2 7NZ. Free, ample parking is available all day in the main vistir car park on site and there is a frequent bus service to the university from both Canterbury East and Canterbury West railway stations.

The cost of the dat will be just £20.00 per person including refreshments and a buffet lunch.

For the full programme and booking form click pdfhere

Event Date 24-10-2015
Location: University of Kent

Meet at TR123556 in reserve car park   

Leader: Alec Henricki (Contact if needed on day, Joyce Pitt 07986 989323).

Event Date 17-10-2015
Location: Larkey Valley Wood

Meet at TR044556, in nature reserve car park. 

Leader: Mary Gray (01975 890174).

Event Date 11-10-2015
Location: Perry Wood, Selling

Meet at TQ542683 in car park on Calfstock Lane.

Leader: Trudy Fleming (01732 750774 / 07769 683362).

Event Date 03-10-2015
Location: Farningham Woods Nature Reserve

This is an opportunity to find out about and take part in a project which aims to survey for harvest mice in every tetrad in Kent.  Meet at TR038235, car sharing advised, limited parking on the verges next to Swamp Farm, Swamp Road, Old Romney.  Leader: Steve Kirk

Event Date 27-09-2015
Location: Kingsmarsh Lane, Romney Marsh

A joint meeting with Shoresearch. Meet at 4:30pm meeting location TBC. 

NB. Please email and request to be added to the circulation list to receive updates of this and other Shoresearch meetings. 

Leader:  Fiona White (07779 657573).

Event Date 26-09-2015
Location: Sandgate reef, near Folkstone

The Future of Conservation in Kent Conference

University of Kent Canterbury campus, Saturday 12th September

As part of the University of Kent's 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) invites you to a conference on the future of conservation in Kent. We hope to bring together conservation practitioners, researchers and interested members of the public. Speakers at the event are:

Professor Carl Jones MBE, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Keynote: From the Mauritius kestrel to Kentish choughs: the role of captive breeding and reintroductions in conservation.

Gail Austen, DICE - University of Kent

Speaking about citizen science and conservation

Will Day, Kent Nature Partnership

Speaking about conservation research for informing policy and decision makers

Dr Rob Fish, DICE - University of Kent

Speaking about ecosystems services and public engagement

Professor Richard Griffiths, DICE - University of Kent

Speaking about new techniques for monitoring biodiversity to inform conservation

Dan Tuson, Natural England

Speaking about landscape scale conservation and farming in Kent

Fiona White, Kent Wildlife Trust

Speaking about marine conservation and Marine Conservation Zones

For more details and to buy tickets visit: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sac/events/con-kent.html

Tickets to this event cost £9 for adults, £7 for students and includes tea/coffee breaks and lunch. DICE is part of the School of Anthropology and Conservation

Event Date 12-09-2015
Location: University of Kent

An old traditional cherry orchard being managed as part of the Kent Orchards for Everyone Project.  

Meet at TQ944604, parking is in the orchard, accessed from the drive for Park Farm (ME9 0JH), the gate for the orchard is along the drive on the left. 

NB. Please contact Ishpi in advance (0208 464 3171) if you plan to attend.  

Leader: Ishpi Blatchley (07726 345145).

Event Date 29-08-2015
Location: Lynsted Orchard

A Jint botanical recording meeting with KBRG.

Meet at 10.00am at TQ599750, the beginning of Manor Way off the A226, opposite Craylands Lane.  

NB. Please notify Geoffrey Kitchener in advance if you expect to attend. 

Leader: Geoffrey Kitchener (01959 532282).

Event Date 23-08-2015
Location: Swanscombe Peninsula

Meet at TQ923568, parking in the field at the bottom of Lade Wood Hill.  

Leaders: Richard Moyse and Kathy Friend

Event Date 22-08-2015
Location: Endings Wood, near Doddington

Meet at TQ932595, parking will be along the track (signed to Hare Cottage), off Kingsdown Road before Ludgate Lane.   Leader: John Puckett (01227 793864).

Event Date 15-08-2015
Location: Kingsdown Farm, Kingsdown, Lynsted

Joint meeting with the British Entomological & Natural History Society. Meet at entrance gate,TQ981689, with parking at Great Bells Farm,TQ985684.  Reserve access is via a track off Brabazon Road just before the bend in the road leading to Elmley Prison ME12 4DZ.  NB. Anyone wishing to use MV lights overnight should contact the leaders for permission.  Leaders: John Badmin (01227 752291)  and Nick May (RSPB).

Event Date 09-08-2015
Location: Great Bells RSPB Reserve, Isle of Sheppey

Meet at TQ971458, in reserve car park.  Leaders: Nikki Gammans and Geoff Allen.

Event Date 08-08-2015
Location: Hothfield Heathland

KFC members are invited to collect records as part of a WCCP 'Bioblitz' event.  

The event runs from 10.30am - 4.30pm, but feel free to come late and for just part of the day.

Meet at TR301397, the playing field situated at the west end of Old Folkestone Road, Aycliffe, Dover. Parking on Old Folkestone Road and St. David's Avenue.

Leader: Joyce Pitt (07986 989323).

Event Date 02-08-2015
Location: Western Heights LNR

KFC members are invited to collect records as part of a White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) 'Bioblitz' event.  The event runs from 10.30am - 4.30pm, but feel free to come late and for just part of the day. 

Meet at TR298414, Elms Vale recreation ground car park, Elms Vale Road, Dover.KFC members are invited to collect records as part of a White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) 'Bioblitz' event.  The event runs from 10.30am - 4.30pm, but feel free to come late and for just part of the day.

Leader: Joyce Pitt (07986 989323).

Event Date 26-07-2015
Location: Whinless Down LNR

Meet in car park at the University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime ME4 4TB, the entrance is at TQ765695. 

Leader: Simon Springate (07719 782018).

Event Date 25-07-2015
Location: University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime

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