Past Events

A joint meeting with the British Entomological & Natural History Society. This is the Kent Field Club's first visit to this site, where in 2010 the scarce bug Megalonotus antennatus was discovered by a member of the KMBRC. Meet by the Alma public house in Painters Forstal, TQ993589. Leaders: John Badmin & Michael Barnett
Event Date 10-07-2011
Location: Lorenden Park, Faversham
Meet in the car park of the A253 at TQ283656 by 10am. Leader: Tony Harman
Event Date 02-07-2011
Location: Monkton Chalk Pit
Meet in car park at TQ555373. Leader: Martin Allison
Event Date 26-06-2011
Location: Broadwater Forest RSPB Reserve
Meet in the field off of the lane at TR195485. Leader: Leonie Seymour
Event Date 19-06-2011
Location: Jumping Downs, Barham
Meet in the car park in Peene village at TR185378. Note: We will move to a different car park so don't be late! This may change for MOD reasons. Leaders Alfie & Peter Gay
Event Date 18-06-2011
Location: Arpinge Ranges (MOD)
A visit to Great Culand Pit KWT Reserve for spiders and general interest. Meet at Tyland Barn (TQ752592) for transport to the site. Note: There are some very steep steps. Leaders: Steve Weeks & Greg Hitchcock
Event Date 11-06-2011
Location: Great Culand Pit KWT Reserve
A general interest visit to this lovely spot. Meet in the field beside Fackenden Lane at TQ529607. Leader: Dave Hutton
Event Date 05-06-2011
Location: Fackenden Down KWT Reserve
A general interest and invertebrate visit to Herne Bay Downs. Meet on the Lees (seafront road above grassland bank) at TR192684 - note: This is a private road with no vehicular access and drivers should park to the East of Beacon Hill. Leader: Fred Booth
Event Date 28-05-2011
Location: Herne Bay Downs
A meeting for general interest and invertebrates at The Plants area of Tudeley Woods near Tunbridge Wells. Meet in the RSPB car park at TQ617433. Leader: Ian Beavis
Event Date 22-05-2011
Location: The Plants, Tudeley Woods RSPB
A botanical interest meeting to see if Orchis purpurea can be found in recent coppice. Meet in Crutches Lane, Gadshill at TQ707703. Leader: Joyce Pitt
Event Date 15-05-2011
Location: Great Crabbles Wood
A general interest meeting, plus a chance to find Eryngium campestre.  Meet in Hurstwood Road (or the church car park) at TQ797622. Leaders: Tony Witts & BWAG
Event Date 08-05-2011
Location: Bredhurst Woods
A general interest visit to this new Kent Wildlife Trust reserve with acid grassland and woodland to explore. Meet in the public car park on Warren Lane off of the A292 at TR003442. Leaders: Lesley Mason & Fred Booth
Event Date 30-04-2011
Location: Ashford Warren
Early flowers of coast and chalk quarry. Meet in the Riverside car park at TQ807684. Leader: Fred Booth
Event Date 23-04-2011
Location: Riverside Country Park

Meet in the Little Chef car park on the A21 (far end away from the restaurant) at OS TQ695338.

Leader: Alison Riggs

Event Date 09-04-2011
Location: Chingley and Whiskett Woods

Meet in Grandshore Lane at OS TQ800403. Allow time for parking.

Leader: Joyce Pitt

Event Date 03-04-2011
Location: Leggs Wood

Meet at the forest parking area near Forester's Cottage OS TQ749334

Leader: Jan Hendey

Event Date 02-04-2011
Location: Bedgebury Forest

For Seal Church meet at in Church Street at OS TQ550569 by 10.30am, and for Seal Chart meet in Church Road at OS TQ573552 by 2.00pm.

Leader: Ishpi Blatchley

Event Date 26-03-2011
Location: Seal Church and/or Seal Chart
The Annual General Meeting of the Kent Field Club will be held at Tyland Barn, Maidstone (OS TQ752 593). Join us for an afternoon of interesting talks and to meet other wildlife enthusiasts.
Event Date 20-03-2011
Location: Tyland Barn

ATTENTION - The launch of Eric Philp's New Atlas of the Kent Flora at Canterbury Waterstones this Thursday, 9th December has been cancelled.  It is hoped to reschedule the launch in January.

Eric Philp, author of the recently published  'A New Atlas of the Kent Flora', will give a fascinating talk about his survey of the wild flowers of Kent. More than 250,000 records covering over 2500 taxa were amassed by the author including several species new to the county. Admission free.

Event Date 09-12-2010
Location: Waterstones

Meet at the start of the KWT reserve at TR367591.

The entrance Fee to Sandwich Bay has been waived for the meeting. Leader: Joyce Pitt.

Event Date 21-11-2010
Location: Sandwich Bay

Meet at the main car park TQ971461. Leader: Mario Tortelli.

Event Date 07-11-2010
Location: Hothfield Heathland

There is limited parking at TR177488.

Leader: Alick Henrici.

Event Date 30-10-2010
Location: Covert and Covet Wood.

Meet in the carpark at Fowlmead Country Park, nr Sholden TR352540. Leader: Joyce Pitt.

Event Date 24-10-2010
Location: Fowlmead Country Park

Broadwater Forest RSPB Reserve.

Meet in Reserve carpark, Broadwater Forest Lane at TQ 555373. Leader: Martin Allison

Event Date 17-10-2010
Location: Broadwater Forest RSPB Reserve

Kent's Biodiversity 2010 – and beyond

The Old Sessions Lecture Theatre,
Canterbury Christ Church University College,

10am - 4pm

Supported by Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre

The aim of this year's conference is to look at 'biodiversity in Kent' as our contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity. The IYB is meant to raise awareness of the importance of the world's biodiversity through activities and events with a view to influencing decision makers "to elevate biological diversity nearer to the top of the political agenda". Dick Vane-Wright, former Keeper of Entomology at the Natural History Museum, has studied numerous faunas around the world and will explain what he thinks biodiversity is, and how to measure it. The main focus will be on showing how organisations both inside and outside Kent are working with the Wildlife Trust to maintain the region's biodiversity, with speakers from Butterfly Conservation, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the farmers' Wildlife Advisory Group and Kent County Council. Biodiversity 'hot spots' are not just confined to land and two talks, both by NHM specialists, will focus on the wildlife in the seas around our coast. New morphometric and molecular techniques have shown that there is a wealth of biological variation below the species level (subspecies, forms, ecotypes, haplotypes) that is equally 'diverse' and requires recognition and conservation support. Professor Richard Bateman from RBG Kew will present the results of recent studies on monkey, lady and late spider orchids and BSBI Recorder for Kent, Geoffrey Kitchener, will cover the wider aspects of our flora. The time is approaching when we might seriously be able to produce a comprehensive account of our county's biodiversity – atlases to several groups have recently been published, the new Plant Atlas has gone to press and more are planned. The conference concludes with a look at future studies:  with the undertaking of a new Habitats Survey by Kent County Council. 

icon Kent Wildlife Conference 2010 programme and booking form (241.52 kB)


Event Date 16-10-2010

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