Past Events

Hope Farm, Peening Quarter Road, Wittersham. All records required for a KWT project at this damp grassland site. 

Meet at TQ 8864 2888, parking in the farm yard.

Leader: Hannah Reid.

Event Date 02-06-2018
Location: Hope Farm, Wittersham

Westernhanger Castle, Stone Street, CT21 4HX. Joint recording event in association with Kent Wildlife Trust. 

Further details to follow

Leaders: Kate Kellett and Dan Bennett.

Event Date 27-05-2018
Location: Westernhanger Castle

Queendown Warren for botany and general recording.

Meet at TQ833632 in car park off Warren Lane.

Leader: Joyce Pitt

Event Date 26-05-2018
Location: Queendown Warren KWT Reserve

Harrietsham meadow, all records required for this large grassland site.

Meet at TQ874529, parking in Marley Road next to the church wall. 

Leaders: Sally Evans & Tom Sams.

Event Date 19-05-2018
Location: Harrietsham meadow

Berry Court Wood, Lodge Hill Lane, Chattenden for botany and all records.

Meet at TQ754737 in Bridge Woods Field Archery Club’s car park.

Leaders: Sue Poyserand Doug Grant.

Event Date 12-05-2018
Location: Berry Court Wood, Lodge Hill Lane, Chattenden

Smeeth Sandpit, all records required for this site that includes well-established grassland and lichen heath areas with scrub, some woodland and bare sand on the slopes.

Meet: at TR0904 4023, parking with permission on the driveway of ‘The Stables’ (next to Granary Court Cottage) in Granary Court Road.

Leader:Sue Buckingham

Event Date 05-05-2018
Location: Smeeth Sandpit

Dungeness RSPB reserve for solitary bees and general recording.

Meet at TR067184 in the RSPB visitor centre car park (NB. Parking charge is £5 for non-members). 

Leaders: Nikki Gammansand Geoff Allen.

Event Date 29-04-2018
Location: Dungeness RSPB Reserve

Oldbury Hill SSSI and Ightham Common for bryophytes of acid soils and rocks.  The site is steep and muddy in places.

Meet at TQ578558 in the National Trust car park.

Leader: Stephen Lemon.

Event Date 14-04-2018
Location: Oldbury Hill SSSI and Ightham Common

Orlestone Forest for bryophytes and general recording in the northern part of this large woodland near Ashford.

Meet at TQ986348 in the nature reserve car park. 

Leader: Jacky Langton

Event Date 08-04-2018
Location: Orlestone Forest, near Ashford

Stock Wood near Chiddingstone for ferns and general records. Joint meeting with Kent Botanical Recording Group (KBRG).

Meet at 10.00 am in woodland parking area accessed via a gateway on the south side of Rectory Lane at TQ485439.

Leaders: Stephen Lemon and Sue Buckingham

Event Date 24-03-2018
Location: Stock Wood near Chiddingstone

Annual General Meeting of the Kent Field Club. 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 
of the KENT FIELD CLUB

 

Including the Annual President's Address

 

'Mimicry among British Insects'


 

by Kent Field Club President, Dick Vane-Wright 

  

Plus short reports on other aspects of Kent’s wildlife:

 
 Rosie Earwaker      
'Back from the Brink: the Shrill Carder Bee Recovery Project’  
 
David Johnson          
'My ‘Wild Orchids of Kent’ project'

  
2pm – 5pm, Sunday 18th March 2018


Tyland Barn, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3BD
 


Kent Field Club committee posts available at the 2018 AGM are:

Vice-Chair
Assistant Editor
4 x Ordinary members

If you are interested in taking on any of these posts please let us know either before the AGM or on the day.


The 2018 Bulletin of the Kent Field Club and the 2018 Field Visits Programme card will be available for KFC members  to collect at the AGM.

Meet at TQ752593, Tyland barn by 2pm.

Event Date 18-03-2018
Location: Tyland Barn

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Indoor workshop on using Pageplus software, to assist with member’s projects and future atlas production.

Meet at TQ752593, Tyland barn by 2.30 pm until 5.30pm. 

Leader:  Ian Tittley 

Event Date 10-12-2017
Location: Tyland Barn

Sandwich Bay for a joint recording meeting with Shoresearch.  A stroll along the strandline to investigate the variety of shells and other flotsam. This will be followed by an indoor session using KWT’s mollusc reference collection to help identify finds.

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

Leader:  Fiona White (07779 657573).

Event Date 09-12-2017
Location: Sandwich Bay

Indoor workshop on using DMap software, to assist with member’s projects and future atlas production.

Meet at TQ752593, Tyland barn by 2.30 pm until 5.30pm. 

Leader:  Ian Tittley (07818 292936).

Event Date 26-11-2017
Location: Tyland Barn

Cromers wood, Kent Wildlife Trust reserve, near Sittingbourne, for fungi and general recording. 

Meet at TQ906604, keep left along the access track to reach a small area for parking outside the entrance gate to the wood.  The access track is off Broadoak Road, signposted for Shooting Box Day Nursery.  Leader: David Perrin. 

Event Date 19-11-2017
Location: Cromers Wood KWT, near Sittingbourne

Sandwich Bay for fungi and general recording on the dunes. 

Meet at TR357590 at car park on Princes Drive. 

NB. This is a toll road, please tell the gate keeper that you are with the Kent Field Club, surveying for Kent Wildlife Trust, as we hope to arrange a reduced toll charge.  

Leader:  Joyce Pitt (07986 989323)

Event Date 11-11-2017
Location: Sandwich Bay

Sheldwich, St James churchyard and then walking through to the Lees for fungi and lichen recording.

Meet atTR011568, in car park adjacent to the church.

Leaders:  Ishpi Blatchley and Joyce Pitt (07986 989323).

Event Date 04-11-2017
Location: St. James, Sheldwich

Church Wood, West Kingsdown for fungi and general recording.

Meet at TQ579632 in the St. Edmund King and Martyr Church car park, accessed from Fawkham Road.

Leader:  Joyce Pitt (07986 989323)

Event Date 29-10-2017
Location: Church wood, West Kingsdown

The Kent Wildlife Conference, now in its seventeenth year, was created as a way for field naturalists to meet, learn about and discuss the county’s wild plant and animal species. This year's programme and registration form can be found here.

Event Date 28-10-2017
Location: University of Kent

Pegwell Bay for a joint recording meeting with Shoresearch. A survey of the chalk shore below Pegwell Bay Caravan Park. A new site for Shoresearch. 

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

Leader:  Fiona White (07779 657573)

Event Date 15-10-2017
Location: Pegwell Bay

In place of our scheduled meeting at Mereworth Wood, Mario Tortelli will now lead a visit to Orlestone Forest in search of fungi.

Meet at 10.30am TQ986348 in the Forestry Commission car park. 

Leader: Mario Tortelli.

Event Date 14-10-2017
Location: Orlestone Forest, near Ashford

**CANCELLED** - due to MOD operations we are now no longer able to visit this site. A new meeting at Orlestone Forest has been put in it's place

Mereworth Woods for fungi and general recording.  We have special permission from the MoD to visit the restricted area of Mereworth woods. 

Meet at TQ643554, parking in the MoD compound accessed through the gate from Seven Mile Lane. 

Leader: Mario Tortelli (0208 699 0950).

Event Date 14-10-2017
Location: Mereworth Woods

Bredhurst wood for fungi and general recording.  We have kind permission from Bredhurst Action Group to visit this woodland and meadow site.

Meet at TQ797621 with parking in Hurstwood road that leads along to the church. 

Leader:  Trudy Fleming (01732 750774 / 07769 683362).

Event Date 07-10-2017
Location: Bredhurst Woods

Dering Woods, near Pluckley, for fungi and general recording. 

Meet at TQ900447 in the Woodland Trust car park off Smarden Bell Road. 

Leaders: Alick Henrici and Joyce Pitt (07986 989323)

Event Date 30-09-2017
Location: Dering wood, Pluckley

Longbeech wood, near Charing, for fungi and general recording.

Meet at TQ980509, the first gateway on the left along Monkery Lane, accessed from Faversham Road.  Martin may redirect you on the day to parking further inside the wood for better access to fungi recording areas. 

Leader: Martin Alison (07766 113422).

Event Date 24-09-2017
Location: Longbeech Wood, near Charing

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