Past Events

Chingley Wood near Kilndown for joint botany and general recording meeting with KBRG. 

Meet at 10.00 am in the wood yard accessed at TQ6920 3432. The entrance is on the A21 south of Bewlbridge, opposite the South Lodge of Scotney Castle estate.

Leaders: Stephen Lemon and Sue Buckingham

Event Date 11-08-2018
Location: Chingley Wood near Kilndown

Westgate Gardens, Canterbury, for beetles and general recording. Please bring beetle collecting equipment if you have it. Optional ‘Bingley Beetles Lunch’ at The Unicorn on St Dunstan’s.

Meet at TR142577 in Todler’s Cove Car park, Whitehall Road (NB. parking charge payable or easily accessible by public transport).

Leader:  Dick Vane-Wright

Event Date 05-08-2018
Location: Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

Scadbury Park LNR for lichens and general interest. All records needed, particularly invertebrates, for this site that includes woodland, meadows and small ponds.

Meet at TQ454693 in car park off St Pauls Wood Hill.  NB. Entrance road is signposted for St. Peter & Paul Primary School.

Leader: Ishpi Blatchley

Event Date 28-07-2018
Location: Scadbury Park LNR

Ham Fen KWT reserve for joint botany and general recording meeting with KBRG. 

Meet at 10.00 am at TR 3296 5529, in the small reserve car park accessed from the entrance gate just south of Ham Bridge on Hay Lane.

Leaders: Stephen Lemon and Sue Buckingham

Event Date 21-07-2018
Location: Ham Fen SSSI KWT Reserve

Grosvenor & Hilbert Park, Tunbridge Wells, for invertebrates and general recording.

Meet at TQ 593406, the Hilbert Road entrance, with roadside parking outside the gates.

Leader: Ian Beavis

Event Date 14-07-2018
Location: Grosvenor & Hilbert Park, Tunbridge Wells

Upper Mystole Park Farm, Chartham for general Interest. Baseline survey of this orchard, grassland and woodland plantation which is now being managed for biodiversity.

Meet at TR09825282. 

Leaders: Simon Springate and Sarah Arnold.

Event Date 08-07-2018
Location: Upper Mystole Park Farm, Chartham

Kingsborough Wood, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey. For a baseline survey of invertebrates at the newly-established Kingsborough Wood and pond.

Meet at TQ978720 by the gate in Court Tree Drive near the roundabout, parking in nearby roads of the new estate off the roundabout on the B2008 Eastchurch to Minster Road.

Leader: John Badmin

Event Date 24-06-2018
Location: Kingsborough Wood, Eastchurch

Monkton Nature Reserve for botany and general recording at this former chalk quarry.

Meet at TR282655 with parking in the reserve car park.

Leader: Kashmir Flint.

Event Date 10-06-2018
Location: Monkton Chalk Pit

Unfortunately due to a double booking at the site this meeting has been cancelled.

Uplees Lake and Marsh LWS for botany and general recording at this former gravel workings.

Meet at TR0023 6414 with parking near mobile home, access is via right hand track from the gate signed for fishing lakes on bend of Uplees Road. 

Leader: Lesley Mason

Event Date 03-06-2018
Location: Uplees Lake and Marsh LWS

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. 




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:

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


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

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