Past Events

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

Birchden Wood, Groombridge for fungi.

Meet at TQ532364 in Birchden Wood car park, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, E. Sussex, TN3 9NJ.

Leader: Martin Allison.

Event Date 05-10-2013
Location: Birchden Wood, Groombridge

Churchyard lichens at Cranbrook.

Meet at Cranbrook church at TQ777362 by 10.30am  

Leader: Keith Palmer.

Event Date 28-09-2013
Location: Cranbrook Church

Churchyard lichens at Biddenden church

Meet at TQ848384 by 2pm.

Leader: Keith Palmer


Event Date 28-09-2013
Location: Biddenden Church

Queensdown Warren KWT reserve for fungi.

Meet at reserve car park, TQ828630. 

Leader:  Alec Henricki.

Event Date 21-09-2013
Location: Queendown Warren KWT Reserve

Church Marshes Country Park for invertebrates and general interest.

Meet at TQ909651, access for parking via double gates on Saffron Way, ME10 2TX.

Leaders:  Dan Bennett & Ed Courtney.

Event Date 14-09-2013
Location: Church Marshes Country Park, Sittingbourne

Park Wood, Chilham for fungi and general interest. 

Meet at TR047527, parking at side of road. 

Leader: Fred Booth

Event Date 07-09-2013

Swanscombe and Broadness saltmarshes for general interest. 

Meet at 1pm in the Greenhithe village car park, Eagles Road, TQ588750.  

Leader:  Ian Tittley.

Event Date 31-08-2013
Location: Swanscombe and Broadness

Moorden Farm nr. Chiddingstone Causeway for general interest of habitats adjacent to the River Eden.  This site is involved in KWT's 'Return to Eden Project'. 

Meet at TQ522459, footpath gate opposite Moorden Farm, parking along the edge of Station Hill road just north of the gate at TQ521460.

Leaders:  Anna David & Lyndsey Rule.

Event Date 25-08-2013
Location: Chiddingstone Causeway

A second visit to Chiddingstone Brickworks for invertebrates and general interest. 

Meet at TQ510468, parking in the former brick yard accessed through the left-hand pair of gates off B2027, one mile west of Penshurst train station. 

Leaders:  Steve Lemon & John Phillips.

Event Date 17-08-2013
Location: Chiddingstone Brickworks

Faversham Creek and Ham Marshes for invertebrates and general interest.  Joint meeting with the British Entomological & Natural History Society. 

Meet at TR017620, Upper Brents, Faversham on the west side of the creek.

Leader: John Badmin

Event Date 11-08-2013
Location: Faversham Creek and Ham Marshes

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