Past Events

Carri-on Recording: An introduction to Silphidae. Tuesday 6th April. Presentation by Matt Esh and Ashleigh Whiffin.

Event Date 06-04-2021
Cut off date 06-04-2021
Location: Online

An Introduction to the Plant Galls of Britain. Tuesday 23rd March. Presentation by Keith Palmer.

Event Date 23-03-2021
Cut off date 23-03-2021
Location: Online

The last record of Greater Horseshoe in Kent was a single animal at Sevenoaks in 1909. In 2019, four independent ecological consultants working at four separate proposed development sites in East Kent recorded Greater Horseshoe on sonogram. This talk by John Puckett shows Kent Bat Group’s follow up project attempting to elucidate the Status of this “Back from the Brink” rare mammal species in Kent. The talk will start at 7.30pm.

Event Date 09-03-2021
Cut off date 09-03-2021
Location: Online

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The Club will be hosting a series of online talks via Zoom over the next couple of months. The first of these will be on the evening of the 23rd February at 7.30pm and will be given by Steve Songhurst on the history of Vinters Park in Maidstone.

Members can register by logging in to the website OR by responding to the email they will have received. You will then receive an invitation to the meeting with a Zoom link via email. Please check the email address shown is the correct one.

Event Date 23-02-2021
Cut off date 23-02-2021

Otford Mount, for general recording at an ‘Old Chalk New Downs’ project site. 

Meet at TQ53465963 at the top end of Coombe Road, where there is limited parking or alternatively park in the station car park (£2.80).

Leader:  Will Moreno. 

Event Date 23-05-2020
Location: Coombe Road, Otford mount

Conningbrook Lakes, Ashford, for botany and general recording at this site managed by Kent Wildlife Trust.

Meet at TR028436, parking in the car park of the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, TN24 9QX.

Leader: Cristina Juan.

Event Date 16-05-2020
Location: Conningbrook Lakes CP

Sladden Farm and Wood, Alkham, for botany and general recording.

Meet at TR261428 with parking at Sladden Farm.

Leader: Alfie Gay.

Event Date 10-05-2020
Location: Sladden Farm and Wood, Alkham

Cadleigh Bank at Hartley Bottom Farm.  A meeting with the ‘Old Chalk New Downs’ project for general recording. 

Meet at TQ646651 with parking on hardstanding or in field. 

Leader: Jenny Price.

Event Date 02-05-2020
Location: Hartley Bottom Farm, Meopham Green

Well Wood, West Wickham, for lichens and general recording including spring flora and migrant birds.

Meet at TQ396643 in the small car park off Layhams Road, BR4 9EA, or use nearby street parking.   

Leader: Ishpi Blatchley.

Event Date 25-04-2020

Pilots Wood, at the Polhill Bank Kent Wildlife Trust reserve, for spring flora and general recording.  

Meet at TQ50436020 with parking in the lay-by just south of the London Furniture Company, TN14 7AA.

Leader: Sylvia Harmer.

Event Date 18-04-2020
Location: Polhill Bank KWT

King’s Wood, Challock for bryophytes and general recording.

Meet at TR023500 in the public car park. 

Leaders: Jacky Langton and Stephen Lemon

Event Date 04-04-2020
Location: King's Wood, Challock


Regrettably we have decided to postpone the AGM in light of current events.

We will be in touch later in the year for an update on the AGM.

Event Date 29-03-2020
Location: Tyland Barn

Hemsted Forest for fungi. 

Meet at TQ810344 in Forestry Commission car park. 

Leader: David Newman

Event Date 17-11-2019
Location: Hemsted Forest, Benenden

Sharsted woods and Doddington place parkland for fungi.

Meet at TQ939577 in Doddington church car park. A small donation to the church for parking on the day would be appreciated. 

Leader: Dave Perrin

Event Date 16-11-2019
Location: Sharsted Woods and Doddington Place

Badgin Wood near North Street, Faversham for fungi.

Meet at TR005596 in Brogdale Farm car park for car sharing to wood.

Leader: Sue Cambray

Event Date 02-11-2019
Location: Badgin and Rice woods, Faversham

Blean Woods RSPB Reserve, Rough Common, Canterbury for fungi.  

Meet at TR122594 in reserve car park.

Leader: Alick Henrici.


Event Date 12-10-2019
Location: Church Wood, Blean

The Kent Wildlife Conference, now in its nineteenth year, was created as a way for field naturalists to meet, learn about and discuss the county’s wild plant and animal species and new ways of recording.

You are welcome to bring displays or other information about work relevant to Kent’s natural history, and we especially welcome posters detailing recent research work. To book displays please contact Dr Gary Robinson at the University (. 01227 823530) at least 7 days before the event.

The Conference will be held in the Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 at the University of Kent’s Canterbury Campus, Canterbury, CT2 7NJ. Free, ample parking is available all day in the nearby main visitor car park.

The cost for the day is £20 per person to include refreshments and a buffet lunch (vegetarian dishes included). You can pay by bank transfer or cheque. See details on the attached application form

Event Date 12-10-2019
Event End Date 12-10-2019
Individual Price £20.00
Location: University of Kent

Hamstreet woods NNR for fungi recording.

Meet at TR00343377 with parking at the end of Bourne Lane.

Leader: Joyce Pitt

Event Date 05-10-2019
Location: Hamstreet woods NNR

Denge/Eggringe Wood for fungi and general recording.

Meet at TR096504 in the Forestry Commission car park off Penny Pot Lane.

Leader: Alfie Gay

Event Date 28-09-2019
Location: Denge & Eggringe Woods

Yockletts Bank KWT reserve for fungi.  

Meet at TR125478 with parking through the gate off the Gogway road.

Leader: Joyce Pitt

Event Date 21-09-2019
Location: Yockletts Bank KWT

Park Wood SSSI, Chilham for fungi and general recording at this Woodland Trust reserve and SSSI.

Meet at TR044525, at entrance gate to woodland with parking in a long layby on the opposite side of the A252 road.

Leader: Mario Tortelli

Event Date 14-09-2019
Location: Park Wood, Chilham

Hosey common, for fungi and all records required for Kent Wildlife Trust’s Sevenoaks Greensand Commons project.  

Meet at TQ452531 in the main car park. 

Leader: Trudy Fleming

Event Date 08-09-2019
Location: Hosey Common

Dover Western Heights for bees and general interest. 

Meet at TR313410, in car park on North Military Road.

Leaders: Nikki Gammans and Geoff Allen.

Event Date 01-09-2019
Location: Dover Western Heights

Lower Minster, Sheppey for invertebrates and general interest. A joint meeting with the British Entomological and Natural History Society. Baseline information required for Minster stream, pond and scrub woodland within newly created suburban habitat.

Meet at TQ946720, Thistle Hill Community Wood car park on Thistle Hill Way, ME12 3GP.

Leader: John Badmin

Event Date 18-08-2019
Location: Thistle Hill Community Wood

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