Trundle and High woods for spring flora and general records.
Meet at TQ894587, parking at Bottom Pond farm.
Leader: Peter Black.
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.
|Location:||Chequer's Wood & Old Park SSSI|
'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!
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.
|Location:||Foal Hurst Wood|
Joint meeting with Shoresearch at Dymchurch.
Meet at 3.00 pm at meeting place to be confirmed.
Leader: Fiona White.
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 getamap.co.uk or look on our website www.essexfieldclub.org.uk. 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 here
the booking form is available here
|Location:||Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park|
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 here
The event info pack is available here
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 here
|Location:||University of Kent|
Hosey Common for fungi.
Meet at TQ452530, Hosey common car park.
Leader: Trudy Flemming.