Past Events

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

A joint meeting with the British Entomological & Natural History Society to survey the soft, tumbling cliffs of north Sheppey.  Meet in parking area by Eastchurch Caravan Park shop (TQ995725) using the main, Fourth Avenue entrance (TQ999723). NB. Boots obligatory if the weather has been wet as the cliffs can be dangerous. Leader: John Badmin (01227 752291).

Event Date 19-07-2015
Location: Hen’s Brook, Isle of Sheppey

Morning only, until about 1pm. Meet at TQ595569 in the churchyard, there is only a small church car park so allow time for parking. Leader: Ishpi Blatchley (07726 345 145).

Event Date 18-07-2015

A joint botanical recording meeting with KBRG. Meet at 10.00am at TQ768359, the entrance to Angley Wood off A229. Allow time for parking in residential roads on the opposite side of A229 either in Angley Road where it joins Wheatfield Way at TQ769362 or in Wheatfield Way.  

NB. Please notify Sue Buckingham () in advance if you expect to attend. 

Leaders: Stephen Lemon (07771 760079) and Sue Buckingham (07971 230840).

Event Date 12-07-2015

Record life on chalk reefs between Walpole and Palm Bay. Meet at 9.00am at TR370714, at eastern side of tidal swimming pool.  

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 05-07-2015
Location: Walpole Bay, Margate

Meet at TQ974366 with parking at Moat Farm, Church Lane, Shadoxhurst.  Leader: Ade Jupp.

Event Date 04-07-2015
Location: Alex Farm Pastures, Shadoxhurst

Meet at TQ669629 in Holly Hill public car park.  Leader: Lesley Mason (07758 480284).

Event Date 27-06-2015

Meet near the club house, parking in Bough Beech Reservoir Sailing Club's car park accessed by the track off the left side of the minor road to Bore Place at TQ502474. 

Please note that from the car park there is a half mile footpath walk over stiles to reach this site, but alternative parking at the site for a couple of cars is possible by arrangement with the leader.  NB. Any members interested in tea and cake afterwards at the sailing club boathouse should email the leader in advance to book.

Leader: Stephen Lemon (07771 760079).

Event Date 20-06-2015
Location: Polebrook Meadows SSSI

Joint meeting with KBRG. Meet at 10.00am, parking is via Old Swan Farm at TQ652387.  This is off the west side of the A21 about one mile south of the Kipping's Cross roundabout. Please use the left hand entrance of the two here.  Although car parking has been agreed it would be helpful if attendees could share cars.  NB. Please notify Geoffrey (01959 532282) in advance if you expect to attend. Leaders: Stephen Lemon (07771 760079) and Geoffrey Kitchener.

Event Date 13-06-2015

Meet at TQ931486, allow time for parking in Hurst Lane.  NB. Parking space is limited so please car share if possible.  Leader: Mike Philips (07540 250320).

Event Date 07-06-2015

 Meet at TQ546762, parking in the Taylor Wimpey site car park, accessed from Binnie Road.

NB. Please check KFC website for any updates prior to attending this meeting. 

Leaders: Tom Cook (07540 839804) and Greg Hitchcock

Event Date 06-06-2015

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