Past Events

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

Woodbury Park Cemetery and St John's Meadows, Tunbridge Wells, for invertebrates and general recording.

Meet at TQ584402 at the Cemetery entrance off Woodbury Park Road. Street parking available nearby.

Leader: Ian Beavis

Folkestone Warren, for ants, bees, wasps and general interest.

Meet at TR239365, parking in car park on Wear Bay Road, CT19 6BL. 

Leaders: Nikki Gammans and Geoff Allen.

Event Date 28-07-2019
Location: Folkestone Warren

Holy Trinity Churchyard in East Peckham and after at nearby St Michael’s churchyard for all records.

Meet at TQ664491 in Holy Trinity churchyard, parking in the layby opposite the church on Bush Road or on nearby roads.

Leader: Mandy Billett

Event Date 20-07-2019
Location: Holy Trinity Churchyard, East Peckham

Polhill Bank KWT reserve for general recording.

Meet at TQ5109 5994 with parking at Sepham Farm, Filston Lane, TN14 5JT.

Leader: Paul Glanfield.

Event Date 13-07-2019
Location: Polhill Bank KWT

Royal Military Canal near Kennardington for general recording as part of KWT’s Fifth Continent Project.

Meet at TQ97873136 in the National Trust car park.

Leader: Stan Smith.

Event Date 07-07-2019
Location: Royal Military Canal near Kennardington

Uplees Lake and Marsh LWS for botany and general recording at this former gravel workings.

Meet at TR00236414 with parking near mobile home, access is via right hand track from the gate signed for fishing lakes on bend of Uplees Road. 

Leader: Lesley Mason.

Event Date 29-06-2019
Location: Uplees Lake and Marsh LWS

Hothfield Heathlands KWT reserve for joint botanical recording meeting with KBRG and BSBI.

Meet at 10.00 am at TQ972458 in the reserve car park on the east side of Cades Road.

Leader: Stephen Lemon (07771 760079).

Event Date 22-06-2019
Location: Hothfield Heathlands

Jumping Downs, Barham for general recording. Dan hopes to run his moth trap overnight before the meeting. 

Meet at TR19474855 with parking in field through gate off un-named road, near South Barham Farm. 

Leader: Dan Bennett.

Event Date 16-06-2019
Location: Jumping Downs, Barham

Queendown Warren for invertebrates and general recording.

Meet at TQ833632 in car park off Warren Lane.

Leader: Simon Springate.

Event Date 09-06-2019
Location: Queendown Warren

Seal Chart/Redhill Wood for general recording (KWT Sevenoaks Greensand commons project).

Meet at TQ573548, with parking by St Lawrence CEP School/ St. Lawrence Church on Church Road, Stone Street, Sevenoaks TN15 0LN.

Leader: Andrew Willmore.

Event Date 01-06-2019
Location: Seal Chart/Redhill Wood

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

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