Past Events

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

Meet at TR123556 in the reserve car park.  Leader: Joyce Pitt (07986 989323)

Event Date 30-05-2015
Location: Larkey Valley Wood

Joint meeting with Essex Field Club. 

Meet at  TQ722757, RSPB Cliffe Pools car park, Salt Lane, ME3 7SU.   

Leader: Ian Tittley (01227 365671, mobile 07818 292936).

Event Date 24-05-2015
Location: Cliffe Fort & Higham Marshes

Marine worm (Polychaetes) beginners workshop followed by a 5.30pm survey.

Meeting place and workshop start time 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 17-05-2015
Location: Seasalter beach

Meet in the car park at TQ592716.  Leader: Bryan Bullen

Event Date 16-05-2015
Location: Beacon Wood Country Park, Bean

Joint meeting with Essex Field Club. 

Meet at TQ689767, fort car park RM18 8PB, approximately 20 mins walk from East Tilbury Station or can pick people up from there by prior arrangement.

Leader: Ian Tittley (01227 365671, mobile 07818 292936).

Event Date 10-05-2015
Location: Coalhouse Fort, East Tilbury

A diverse site with woodland, grassland and wetland components. Meet at TQ592421, the junction of Barnetts Way with Powder Mill Lane, roadside parking.  Leader: Ian Beavis (01892 554171).

Event Date 03-05-2015
Location: Brokes Wood, Southborough

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