Past Events

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

Meet at TR378502, in car park by the beach, or short walk from adjacent car parks.  

Leader: Alfie Gay (07725 466003).

Event Date 02-05-2015
Location: Walmer

Meet at TQ550464, where Green View Avenue meets the Green.  Allow time for parking around Leigh village green and in Powder Mill lane.  Leader: Lesley Mason (07758 480284).

Event Date 25-04-2015
Location: Leigh Pasture and Marsh

Meet at TQ789586 by footpath sign on Pilgrims Way just opposite junction with Harple Lane, where parking can be found in laybys at TQ788584 and also further down the lane.  Leader: Jacky Langton (07823 325642).

Event Date 18-04-2015
Location: The Larches, Detling.

Joint meeting with Kent Botanical Recording Group (KBRG).

Meet at 10.00 am at TR041700, parking by the sea wall just east of Leysdown-on-Sea.

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

Leaders: Sue Buckingham (07971 230840) and Owen Leyshon (07770 670376).

Event Date 12-04-2015
Location: Shellness, Leysdowne-on-Sea

A survey of life on the shingle spit and intertidal mud just east of Whitstable. 

Meet at 10.30am at TR113672, by the steps at the western end of Marine Parade, Tankerton slopes. 

NB. If you are interested in this meeting 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 11-04-2015
Location: Whitstable Street , Tankerton

Annual General Meeting of the Kent Field Club: 

  • The Annual President's Address 'Sweet Chestnut' by Kent Field Club President Martin Newcombe
  • 'The Nathusius' Pipistrelle Project in Kent' by John Puckett
  • 'Much Biting in the marsh: Mosquito surveillance in Kent' by Simon Springate
The AGM will include the following special resolutions:
Proposals for further changes to the Club's constitution as detailed in the recent mail-out intended, inter alia, to clarify and simplify membership and meetings arrangements, and to simplify the arrangements governing any future changes to the constitution.


Meet at TQ752593, Tyland barn by 2pm.

Event Date 08-03-2015
Location: Tyland Barn

The Kent Mammal Group are organising a SE Regional Mammal Seminar in partnership with The Mammal Society and the Surrey Mammal Group.

This event brings together experts, enthusiasts and students in mammalogy to share the latest research and updates on projects across the South East region. This year's focus will be otters, harvest mice and hedgehogs. The seminar will include oral and poster presentations, workshops and demonstrations plus plenty of opportunities to network with other delegates. Full details can be found here: Tickets can be purchased online at the TMS website or by calling the TMS Events Team on 023 8001 0984.

Event Date 13-12-2014
Location: Hadlow College Animal Management Unit

 Kent Field Club members have been invited by the Essex Field Club to join them at their annual exhibition and social. For more information see: 

Event Date 06-12-2014
Location: Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Essex

Cuckoo wood, High Elms for fungi and general interest. 

Meet at TQ440625 in the car park at the entrance to Cuckoo wood (NB. not the main car park for the Country Park).  

Leader:  Anne Andrews.

Event Date 22-11-2014

Dering wood, Pluckley, for general interest. 

Meet at TQ901448 in Woodland Trust car park.

Leader:  Lesley Mason.

Event Date 15-11-2014
Location: Dering wood, Pluckley

Lichens at Biddenden churchyard. 

Meet at TQ849384, parking in church car park.  

Leaders:  Ishpi Blatchley & Keith Palmer.

Event Date 08-11-2014
Location: Biddenden churchyard

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