Past Events

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

Church Wood, Blean for fungi and general interest

Meet at TR121593, parking in the Blean Woods NNR car park.

Leader: Joyce Pitt

Event Date 01-11-2014
Location: Church Wood, Blean

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.

Event Date 25-10-2014
Location: Hunstead Woods KWT Reserve

West Wood, Lyminge for fungi and general interest.

Meet at CT4 6DP in Forestry Commission car park (Grid ref: TR143439). 

Leader: Mary Gray.

Event Date 19-10-2014
Location: West Wood, Lyminge

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 pdfconference programme and booking form.

Event Date 18-10-2014
Location: University of Kent

Trundle and High Woods for fungi and general records. 

Meet at TQ894587, parking at Bottom Pond farm. 

Leader:  Alec Henricki

Event Date 11-10-2014

King's Wood, Challock for fungi and general interest.

Meet at TR023499 in public car park. 

Leader: Mario Tortelli.

Event Date 05-10-2014
Location: King's Wood, Challock

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

Event Date 27-09-2014
Location: Oare Marshes

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.

Event Date 21-09-2014
Location: Sherwood Lake & woods, Tunbridge Wells

Hosey Common for fungi. 

Meet at TQ452530, Hosey Common car park. 

Leader: Trudy Flemming.

Event Date 13-09-2014
Location: Hosey Common

Lullingstone Park for Ascomycetes and plant galls. 

Meet in golf course car park at TQ506646. 

Leader:  Brian Spooner.

Event Date 31-08-2014
Location: Lullingstone Park, Shoreham

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.

Event Date 24-08-2014

Broadham Down KWT reserve, restored chalk grassland and woodland for general interest.

Meet at TR103539, Mystole Road by footpath sign, leave time for limited parking by roadside.

Leader:  John Puckett.

Event Date 17-08-2014
Location: Broadham Down KWT

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.

Leader:  Fiona White. Email and request to be added to the Shoresearch email circulation list to receive updates of this and other Shoresearch meetings.

Event Date 16-08-2014
Location: Abbot's Cliff

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

Event Date 09-08-2014

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.

Event Date 03-08-2014

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

Event Date 27-07-2014
Location: Dungeness

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