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.
|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.
|Location:||Coombe Hole and Connaught Park, Dover|
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: KFC 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
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.
|Location:||Old Park Wood, Iden Green|
Meet at TQ669629 in Holly Hill public car park.
Leader: Mario Tortelli (0208 699 0950).
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).
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 here
|Location:||University of Kent|
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
|Location:||Kingsmarsh Lane, Romney Marsh|
A joint meeting with Shoresearch. Meet at 4:30pm meeting location TBC.
Leader: Fiona White (07779 657573).
|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
|Location:||University of Kent|