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.
|Location:||Down Bank SSSI, near Chilham|
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.
Leader: David Carder.
|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.
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|