Past Events

Horish Wood, Detling, for spring flora and general recording. Meet at TQ790574, parking at side of Hocker's Lane.  Leader: Mike Phillips.

Event Date 11-05-2013
Location: Horish Wood, Detling

Beechborough Park, Summerhouse and Tolsford Hills for botany and general interest of chalk grassland and damp woodland.  This site is good for early Spider and Man Orchid.  Meet in car park at TR169383.  Leaders: Alfie & Peter Gay.

Event Date 04-05-2013
Location: Beechborough Park, Summerhouse and Tolsford Hills

Oare Marshes for spring ephemeral plants and general recording.  Meet  in public car park at TR013647.  Leader: Lliam Rooney.

Event Date 28-04-2013
Location: Oare Marshes

Ryarsh wood, Birling, for spring flora and general recording, some areas of wet woodland. Meet at TQ663610, turn left off Park Farm lane, drive through farm buildings and park on right of Coldrum Lane opposite large barn.  Leader: Lesley Mason.

Event Date 27-04-2013
Location: Ryarsh Wood, Birling

Hunstead Wood, KWT South Blean woods for spring flora and general records. Meet at TR093571, Primrose Hill, Chartham Hatch, CT4 7NT.  Leader: Emilie Mitchell.

Event Date 20-04-2013
Location: Hunstead Woods KWT Reserve

Meet at TR029320, parking at Stonebridge, Marsh Road, Ruckinge, TN26 2PY.  Leader: Eleanor Body.

Event Date 13-04-2013
Location: Wey Street Farm

This Kent Wildlife Trust reserve offers a variety of habitats including heathland and wet woodland. Meet in the car park at TQ652424, at the end of track leading off Crittenden Lane (continue past traveller site on left). Leader: Jan Hendey.

Event Date 06-04-2013
Location: Cinderhill and Brenchley Woods

Meet at Chiddingstone church at TQ500452 by 10.30am.   Leader:  Ishpi Blatchley.

Event Date 23-03-2013
Location: Chiddingstone Churchyard

Meet  Hever church at TQ476448 by 2pm.   Leader:  Ishpi Blatchley.

Event Date 23-03-2013
Location: Hever Churchyard

General recording and we hope to record the lichen Teloschistes chrysopthalmus which is rare in Kent.  Meet at Highfield Farm, Scots Lane, Stowting, TN25 6AX at TR113417. Leaders: Eleanor Body, Keith Palmer & Ishpi Blatchley.

Event Date 16-03-2013
Location: High Field Farm, Stowting

The annual general meeting of the Kent Field Club.  The business of the club will be accompanied by interesting talks on a variety of subjects. Details will be published soon.  Meet at Tyland Barn, TQ752593.

Event Date 10-03-2013
Location: Tyland Barn

A meeting for all members to get together to discuss the year's meetings plus a talk by Ian Titley on the "History of Natural History in Kent".  Mince pies and mulled wine will be available.  Meet at Tyland Barn, Maidstone at TQ752593

Event Date 09-12-2012
Location: Tyland Barn

One Tree Hill, near Sevenoks, for fungi. Meet in car park at TQ558532. Leader: Anne Andrews

Event Date 11-11-2012
Location: One Tree Hill

Ranscombe Farm for fungi. Meet at TQ710690, Knight's Place recreation ground off Albatross Avenue, Strood. Leader: Joyce Pitt

Event Date 04-11-2012
Location: Ranscombe Farm

Kent's Heathlands: four decades of change

Saturday 20th October 2012

University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Chatham Maritime ME4 4TB.

In 1974, Kent Field Club held a symposium on the then Hothfield Local Nature Reserve. This dealt with the site's history, geology, soils, biology and conservation management, and resulted in a series of papers which formed Volume 5, part 3 of the Transactions of the Kent Field Club, published in 1975. Since this time, a huge amount of conservation work has been carried out at Hothfield, and the site much expanded as Hothfield Heathlands. What has happened at Hothfield has also happened in other parts of Kent, with heathland restoration and recreation at Pembury, in the Blean, at Dartford and elsewhere. Whether or not this reflects a change in our thinking about heathland, it undoubtedly results from the increased ability of conservation bodies to undertake habitat management at ever larger scales, and as well as a much wider recognition by society that action for nature conservation is important. This conference will examine not just Hothfield, but other important heathland sites in Kent, presenting papers on the current extent of the county's heathland, heathland biodiversity, and current management of key sites.

The full prgramme and booking form are available here


Event Date 20-10-2012
Location: University of Greenwich Chatham Campus
Meet at TR024499, in the National Trust car park at TQ687354 (free at tie of publication). Leaders: Ishpi Blatchley & Keith Palmer
Event Date 14-10-2012
Location: Scotney Castle

Recording the Natural History of Essex

Carstairs Suite, Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country
Park, Pitsea SS16 4UH. TQ7383,8656.

£19 per person including lunch and coffee/tea.

Booking and payment to Ken Adams, 63 Wroths
Path, Loughton, Essex IG10 1SH. Cheques payable
to Essex Field Club.

LUNCH (includ: gluten free and vegetarian). Deadline 28th September.

Posters on Natural History Recording/Ecology also welcome.

Programme available here

Event Date 13-10-2012
Location: Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Essex
Meet at TQ756419, parking in Sherenden Lane. Leader: Joyce Pitt
Event Date 06-10-2012
Location: Wilden Wood
Meet in the reserve car park at TQ828630. Leader: Alec Henricki
Event Date 30-09-2012
Location: Queendown Warren KWT Reserve
Meet in the National Trust car park at TQ479526 (free at time of publication). Leader: Trudy Flemming
Event Date 23-09-2012
Location: Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill
Meet at TQ971544, Holbeam Farm, Holbeam Road, ME13 0HS. Leader: Ken West
Event Date 15-09-2012
Location: Holbeam Farm, Stalisfield
Meet in the car park at the end of Church Road, Oare TR013647. Leader: Kevin Duvall
Event Date 09-09-2012
Location: Oare Marshes
Meet at the Tudeley Woods car park at TQ616434. Leader: Martin Allison
Event Date 08-09-2012
Location: Tudeley Woods
Meet at TQ700352, allow time for parking near Kilndown village church. Leader: Mario Tortelli
Event Date 02-09-2012
Location: Kilndown Wood
A visit to this disused sandpit local nature reserve. Meet at TQ908498, allow time for limited parking at roadside.  Leader: Fred Booth
Event Date 01-09-2012
Location: Bull Pit Heath, Lenham

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