Past Events

Trundle and High woods for spring flora and general records. 

Meet at TQ894587, parking at Bottom Pond farm.

Leader: Peter Black.

Event Date 25-05-2014

Joint meeting with Kent Botanical Recording Group (KBRG) to Chequer's wood & Old park, a SSSI with base-rich alder woodland and acid grassland.  

Meet at 10.00am at TR171579 in parking area behind and north of Canterbury Golf Club car park. The entrance to the Golf Club is on the north side of the A257 about 500 metres east of a large Army Barracks.  

Leaders: Sue Buckingham and Alfie Gay.  

NB. Parking arrangements may change at short notice and it will be useful to let Sue know if you expect to attend.

Event Date 24-05-2014
Location: Chequer's Wood & Old Park SSSI

Stodmarsh NNR for general interest. 

Meet at TR221609, car parking to north of Stodmarsh village, accessed by road between the Red Lion pub and the church. 

Leader: Lesley Mason.

Event Date 18-05-2014
Location: Stodmarsh NNR

Holborough marshes KWT reserve for invertebrates and general interest.

Meet at TQ706620 at the end of Church Field by the southern entrance to the reserve.   

Leader:  Greg Hitchcock.

Event Date 17-05-2014
Location: Holborough Marshes

'The Mammal Society is celebrating the launch of their new Heritage Lottery Funded project Mammal Watch South East (MaWSE) at Wildwood in Kent on Saturday 17th May from 10am. The ways that people can get involved include borrowing camera traps, taking part in surveys, checking out the website resources and downloading the new free smartphone app 'Mammal Tracker' to identify and submit mammal records (out in May).

At the event talks will be held on otters, hedgehogs and harvest mice, as these are the project's 3 focal species, and numerous wildlife organisations will be holding stalls at this family friendly day! Tickets are needed and get you free entry to the Wildwood Trust for the day, so come and join us to launch this important project! Please contact  to get your free tickets!

Event Date 17-05-2014
Location: Wildwood

.Rare Breeds Centre for woodland flora and general records.

Meet at TQ958341 in car park at Highlands Farm, Woodchurch.

Leader: Camilla Blackburn.

Event Date 11-05-2014
Location: Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch

Eggringe Wood and Winchcombe Down for botany and general interest.  This site has areas of both acid and chalk woodland with a colony of lady orchids. 

Meet in the car park at TR096503. 

Leader: Alfie Gay.

Event Date 03-05-2014
Location: Eggringe Wood & Winchcombe Down

Foal Hurst Wood LNR, Paddock Wood for flora, bryophytes and general interest.

This site, not visited by KFC since 2003, includes coppiced woodland, a grassland wild flower area and previously grazed land which to date has never been surveyed. Sorry, this is a site where dogs are not allowed.

Meet at TQ663444 in main car park off Badsell Road, B2017.

Leader: Steve Songhurst.

Event Date 27-04-2014
Location: Foal Hurst Wood

Joint meeting with Shoresearch at Dymchurch. 

Meet at 3.00 pm at meeting place to be confirmed. 

NB. If you are interested in this meeting please email and request to be added to the Shoresearch email circulation list to receive updates of this and other Shoresearch meetings. 

Leader:  Fiona White.

Event Date 26-04-2014
Location: Dymchurch

Meet at Hastingleigh church car park at TR101444 by 10.30 am.

Leaders:  Ishpi Blatchley and Keith Palmer.

Event Date 12-04-2014
Location: Hastingleigh Churchyard

Meet at Ruckinge church on B2067, with parking in small close at Ransley Green, TR025336 by 2.00 pm.  

Leaders:  Ishpi Blatchley and Keith Palmer.

Event Date 12-04-2014
Location: Ruckinge Churchyard

Pembury walks and valley mire for bryophytes.  Meet at TQ626429, with limited parking by Pembury Church, Old Church Road.  

Leader: Stephen Lemon

Event Date 05-04-2014
Location: Pembury Walks

Programme to be published shortly.

Meet at TQ752593, Tyland barn by 2pm.

Event Date 16-03-2014
Location: Tyland Barn

Loose quarry for bryophytes.  Meet at TQ758520, Parking in Loose village, on Old Loose Hill, opposite the Chequers Inn, ME15 0BL.

  Leader: Jacky Langton

Event Date 09-03-2014
Location: Loose Quarry

Invitation to Essex Field Club's Exhibition and Social meeting, Saturday 7th  December 2013

The Essex Field Club holds an Exhibition and Social meeting each year. It is primarily a varied collection of exhibits displaying all aspects of the natural history of Essex.  Some of our own members bring items relating to their recent work, but we also welcome other organisations or individuals to bring something to show their work and activities in the outdoor environment.  This year you may bring a memory stick with a presentation to be shown on a digital projector (10 minutes max, please).

We invite your organisation to be represented this year, and in doing so bring your work to the attention of over one hundred local naturalists that attend every year.

The meeting this year is on Saturday 7th December, in the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Basildon, SS16 4UH, from 2:30 to 5pm.  If you need help to locate the venue, please ask me or or look on our website The grid ref is TQ738865, by Pitsea Hall Lane. Exhibitors are welcome to set up from 1:30 and must be cleared away by 5:30pm.  There will be semi-circular tables set up, with area a bit less than a standard trestle table, and also there will be space for your own free-standing displays if required.  Refreshments will be available.  If your organisation has items for sale, please bring some, and/or leaflets etc.

The event poster is available pdfhere


the booking form is available dochere

Event Date 07-12-2013
Location: Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park

Lullingstone Park for fungi. 

Meet in golf course car park at TQ506646. 

Leader:  Joyce Pitt.

Event Date 30-11-2013
Location: Lullingstone Park, Shoreham

Beacon Wood Country Park, Bean, for fungi. 

Meet in car park at TQ592716. 

Leader:  Anne Andrews.

Event Date 17-11-2013
Location: Beacon Wood Country Park, Bean

Hemsted Forest, Benenden, for Fungi. 

Meet at TQ812339, in car park off Goddards Green Road.  

Leader:  Mario Tortelli.

Event Date 09-11-2013
Location: Hemsted Forest, Benenden

Asholt Wood, Newington for fungi. 

Meet in car park at TR169383. 

Leader:  Joyce Pitt.

Event Date 03-11-2013
Location: Asholt Wood, Newington

Daniel Brittle of The Conservation Volunteers' The Kent Heritage Trees Project is running a day of woodland photography workshops at Bedgebury National Pinetum. 

The three hour introduction to macro and close-up photography and/or autumn tree and landscape photography based at Bedegebury Pinetum with professional photographer Edward Parker is suitable for photographers of all levels of experience whether using compacts, bridge cameras or DSLRs.

The day comprises two workshops:

Close up Autumn Photography 9.30 -12.30

Autumn Tree and Landscape Photography 13.30- 16.30

£35 per workshop (please pay by cash on the day)

Event Location: Walled Garden at Bedgebury Pinetum

The event poster is available jpghere

The event info pack is available docxhere

Event Date 02-11-2013
Location: Bedgebury Forest

Perry Wood, Selling, for fungi. 

Meet at TR045556, in Perry Wood car park.

Leader:  Mary Gray.

Event Date 27-10-2013
Location: Perry Wood, Selling

Capstone Farm Country Park, Gillingham, for fungi. 

Meet at TQ782646, parking in Orchard car park, access off Capstone Road opposite Whitewall Farm.

Leader: Fred Booth.

Event Date 20-10-2013
Location: Capstone Farm Country Park, Gillingham

Kent Wildlife Conference - The Difference a Decade Makes: the Records Centre, countywide recording and developments in data use in Kent over the past 10 years.

Saturday, 19th October 2013

10:00am – 4:00pm

Grimond Lecture Theatre 1
University of Kent, Canterbury Campus

This year, to celebrate 10 years since the inception of the Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre, the conference will be looking back over the past decade. The centre has been extremely fortunate to be able to work alongside a wide range of individuals and organisations both locally and nationally who collectively strive to ensure that the data available for the County is of the highest quality.

Our speakers will be talking about various aspects of biodiversity recording, monitoring, research and other data applications. We will be hearing from those who are on the front line collecting and collating data as well as those who are using that information to advance our understanding of and ability to deal with, everything from climate change to species conservation, habitat restoration to sensitively managed planning and development.

The programme and booking form can be downloaded pdfhere


Event Date 19-10-2013
Location: University of Kent

Hosey Common for fungi. 

Meet at TQ452530, Hosey common car park. 

Leader: Trudy Flemming.

Event Date 13-10-2013

Ryarsh wood, Birling, for fungi. 

Meet at TQ663610, turn left off Park Farm lane, drive through farm buildings and park on right of Coldrum Lane opposite large barn.   

Leader: Joyce Pitt.

Event Date 06-10-2013
Location: Ryarsh Wood, Birling

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