Past Events

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

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

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