Past Events

Staplehurst fields and ponds for a joint recording meeting with Kent Botanical Recording Group.

Meet at TQ782 442 to TQ783442, with parking on the roadside in an industrial area in Lodge Road, Staplehurst.

Leader: Stephen Lemon.

Event Date 18-05-2019
Location: Staplehurst fields and ponds

Yockletts Bank KWT reserve for botany and general interest.

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

Leader: Joyce Pitt.

Event Date 11-05-2019
Location: Yockletts Bank KWT

Buckland Lake fishery, Cliffe for bees and all records.

Meet at TQ730755 in the cafe car park off Salt Lane.

Leader: Sarah Arnold.

Event Date 27-04-2019
Location: Buckland Lake Fishery, Cliffe

St. Giles churchyard, Farnborough, for lichens. Additional habitats available via footpaths across fields and woodland towards High Elms Country Park.


There is a wedding in Farnborough church at 12.30 on Sat 13 April. Therefore it is essential that cars are parked in the village and NOT in the (small) church car park.

Meet at TQ444641 in church car park, parking is limited but can park in Farnborough village and walk down Church Lane.

Leader: Ishpi Blatchley.

Event Date 13-04-2019
Location: St. Giles Churchyard, Farnborough

Hamstreet woods NNR for bryophytes and general recording.

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

Leader: Jacky Langton.

Event Date 07-04-2019
Location: Hamstreet woods NNR

Brockhill Wood near Goathurst Common for a joint meeting with the British Bryological Society. Please note that paths are steep and can be slippery in wet weather.

Meet at TQ496518 in the small car park nearby at Stubbs Wood. Leader: Stephen Lemon.

Event Date 24-03-2019

Meet at TQ752593, Tyland barn by 2pm.

Event Date 17-03-2019
Event End Date 17-03-2019
Location: Tyland Barn

Berry Court Wood, Lodge Hill Lane, Chattenden for fungi.

Event Date 10-11-2018
Location: Berry Court Wood, Lodge Hill Lane, Chattenden

Farningham wood for fungi and general interest. 

Event Date 03-11-2018
Location: Farningham Woods Nature Reserve

Kings Wood, Challock for fungi and general interest.

Event Date 27-10-2018
Location: King's Wood, Challock

The Plants woodland, Tudeley Woods RSPB Reserve for fungi and general records. 

Event Date 21-10-2018
Location: The Plants, Tudeley Woods RSPB

The Kent Wildlife Conference, now in its eighteenth 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.

Event Date 13-10-2018
Individual Price £20.00

Queendown Warren for fungi and general recording.

Event Date 06-10-2018
Location: Queendown Warren KWT Reserve

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill for fungi and general records.

Event Date 29-09-2018
Location: Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill

Oldbury Hill SSSI for fungi and general interest.

Event Date 22-09-2018
Location: Oldbury Hill SSSI and Ightham Common

East Blean Reserve for fungi and general interest. 

Meet at TR193643, parking in car park off Hicks Forstal road.

Leader: Joyce Pitt

Event Date 15-09-2018
Location: East Blean Reserve

Great Bells Farm for bumblebees and general interest.

Meet at TQ981689 by entrance gate, with parking by farm at TQ985684.  The entrance gate is at the end of Brabazon Road just past Elmley Prison.

Leaders: Nikki Gammans and Geoff Allen.

Event Date 09-09-2018
Location: Great Bells RSPB Reserve, Isle of Sheppey

Alex Farm pastures for general interest. 

Meet at TQ97123757, parking at Green Farm, Duck Lane, Shadoxhurst, TN26 1SL.  On Duck Lane, take the right fork of the second track on the left and parking is 20m on the left.

Leader: Ian Rickards

Event Date 01-09-2018
Location: Alex Farm Pastures, Shadoxhurst

Stodmarsh NNR for willows identification day with KBRG. Expect to walk 2 to 3 miles. 

Meet at 10.00 am at TR221609 in the Nature Reserve car park which is accessed from the track by the Red Lion pub in Stodmarsh village.

Leader: Alex Lockton.

Event Date 18-08-2018
Location: Stodmarsh NNR

Chingley Wood near Kilndown for joint botany and general recording meeting with KBRG. 

Meet at 10.00 am in the wood yard accessed at TQ6920 3432. The entrance is on the A21 south of Bewlbridge, opposite the South Lodge of Scotney Castle estate.

Leaders: Stephen Lemon and Sue Buckingham

Event Date 11-08-2018
Location: Chingley Wood near Kilndown

Westgate Gardens, Canterbury, for beetles and general recording. Please bring beetle collecting equipment if you have it. Optional ‘Bingley Beetles Lunch’ at The Unicorn on St Dunstan’s.

Meet at TR142577 in Todler’s Cove Car park, Whitehall Road (NB. parking charge payable or easily accessible by public transport).

Leader:  Dick Vane-Wright

Event Date 05-08-2018
Location: Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

Scadbury Park LNR for lichens and general interest. All records needed, particularly invertebrates, for this site that includes woodland, meadows and small ponds.

Meet at TQ454693 in car park off St Pauls Wood Hill.  NB. Entrance road is signposted for St. Peter & Paul Primary School.

Leader: Ishpi Blatchley

Event Date 28-07-2018
Location: Scadbury Park LNR

Ham Fen KWT reserve for joint botany and general recording meeting with KBRG. 

Meet at 10.00 am at TR 3296 5529, in the small reserve car park accessed from the entrance gate just south of Ham Bridge on Hay Lane.

Leaders: Stephen Lemon and Sue Buckingham

Event Date 21-07-2018
Location: Ham Fen SSSI KWT Reserve

Grosvenor & Hilbert Park, Tunbridge Wells, for invertebrates and general recording.

Meet at TQ 593406, the Hilbert Road entrance, with roadside parking outside the gates.

Leader: Ian Beavis

Event Date 14-07-2018
Location: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park, Tunbridge Wells

Upper Mystole Park Farm, Chartham for general Interest. Baseline survey of this orchard, grassland and woodland plantation which is now being managed for biodiversity.

Meet at TR09825282. 

Leaders: Simon Springate and Sarah Arnold.

Event Date 08-07-2018
Location: Upper Mystole Park Farm, Chartham

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