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.
Leaders: Sue Buckingham (07971 230840) and Owen Leyshon (07770 670376).
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.
Leader: Fiona White (07779 657573).
|Location:||Whitstable Street , Tankerton|
Annual General Meeting of the Kent Field Club:
Meet at TQ752593, Tyland barn by 2pm.
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: http://mammal.org.uk/autumn_regional_seminar. Tickets can be purchased online at the TMS website or by calling the TMS Events Team on 023 8001 0984.
|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:
|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.
Hunstead Wood, KWT South Blean woods for fungi and general records.
Meet at TR093571, Primrose Hill, Chartham Hatch, CT4 7NT.
Leader: Joyce Pitt.
Please note that this meeting has been moved from Sunday 26th as indicated in the programme card to Saturday 25th.
|Location:||Hunstead Woods KWT Reserve|
The Kent Wildlife Conference was created as a way for field naturalists in the county to meet, learn about and discuss the county's wild plant and animal
species and their study.
Now in its fourteenth year, the annual conference has covered specific areas such as Kent's heathlands, and the natural history of the Isle of Sheppey. This year, we return to a general format, covering a wide range of subjects of interest to all those with an enthusiasm 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, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ. Free, ample parking is available all day in the main visitor 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 for the day will be £20.00 per person including refreshments and a buffet lunch (vegetarian dishes included). Please enclose a cheque payable to the Kent Field Club with the completed reply slip and return by Friday 10th October 2014 to: Hon. Membership Secretary, 2 West End Cottages, the Street, Doddington, Sittingbourne, Kent.
Download the conference programme and booking form.
|Location:||University of Kent|
Trundle and High Woods for fungi and general records.
Meet at TQ894587, parking at Bottom Pond farm.
Leader: Alec Henricki
Joint meeting with KMG. North Kent Marshes sites that were part of the Kent Wildlife Trust's 'Water for Wildlife' project. We will collect all records and hope to find signs of water voles and harvest mice.
Meet at TR007632, Pheasant Barn, Church Road, Oare, ME13 0QB, there is plenty of parking on Church Road.
Leader: Chloe Sadler
Sherwood Lake & Gregg's wood, Tunbridge Wells. Fungi and general records needed by Kent High Weald Countryside Partnership.
Meet at TQ601409, in courtyard outside TN2 Community Centre, Lakeside, off Greggs Wood road. Parking is along the road.
Leader: Martin Allison.
|Location:||Sherwood Lake & woods, Tunbridge Wells|
Wey Street, Romney marsh for ditch flora and general interest.
Meet at TR019315, parking in yard at Bainbridge Farm, Wey Street, Snave, TN26 2QH.
Leader: Eleanor Body.
Joint meeting with Shoresearch to Abbot's Cliff. A shore survey among the big boulders from an old chalk cliff fall.
N.B. This involves quite a long walk.
Meet at 9.30 am at TR294391, in Samphire Hoe pay and display car park.
Isle of Harty on Isle of Sheppy for shield bugs and general interest.
Meet at TR023682, the Capel Fleet Raptor view point in Harty Ferry Road.
Leader: Jonathan Barnard
Nor Wood, Cuxton for invertebrates and general interest. Joint meeting with West Kent Downs Countryside Trust.
Meet at TQ681683, parking is in a field at the end of Lodge Lane, Cobham.
Leader: Simon Springate.
Joint meeting with Kent Mammal Group (KMG). Sea watch near Dungeness light house for marine mammals and moving on to the RSPB reserve for general recording.
Bring binoculars/scopes and a seat if needed for seawatch.
Meet at 10.30am TR 08775 16588 next to the sea watching hut on the shingle bank. Parking at the old lighthouse TR089169.
Moving to RSPB reserve TR067184 from about 11.30am (parking charge for RSPB non-members).
Leader: John Young