• 12
  • Oct

Kent Wildlife Conference 2019

The Kent Wildlife Conference, now in its nineteenth year, was created as a way for field naturalists to meet, learn about and discuss the county’s wild plant and animal species and new ways of recording.

You are welcome to bring displays or other information about work relevant to Kent’s natural history, and we especially welcome posters detailing recent research work. To book displays please contact Dr Gary Robinson at the University (g.k.robinson@kent.ac.uk. 01227 823530) at least 7 days before the event.

The Conference will be held in the Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 at the University of Kent’s Canterbury Campus, Canterbury, CT2 7NJ. Free, ample parking is available all day in the nearby main visitor car park.

The cost for the day is £20 per person to include refreshments and a buffet lunch (vegetarian dishes included). You can pay by bank transfer or cheque. See details on the attached application form


9.50   Welcome and introduction. John Badmin, Kent Field Club.


10.00 A personal view of the Hymenoptera (solitary bee and wasp) highlights of Kent.

          Grant Hazlehurst, Kent Field Club.

10.25 How camera trap technology can help us learn more about Kent’s wildlife.

          Will Hughes, Hadlow College.

10.50 Heroes of the night: diet and habitat use in UK bats. 

          Kate Denton, University of Greenwich.


11.15 – 11.45 Coffee and poster session


11.45  Whatever happened to Kent’s vegetation? Why Kent was left out of the National vegetation classification.

           Alex Lockton, Ecological Consultant, Whitstable.

12.10  Guardians of the Deep.

           Laura Welton, Thanet District Council.

12.35  Impacts of non-native Ring-necked parakeets.

           Hazel Jackson, DICE, University of Kent.


13.00 – 14.10 Lunch and poster session

14.10  Project and record requests.

14.20  Long-term studies of intertidal communities at Botany Bay, Thanet.

           Ian Tittley, Natural History Museum and Kent Field Club.

14.50 Ten year’s of the Short-haired Bumblebee Project.

           Nikki Gammans. Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Kent Field Club.


15.30   Refreshments and Close.


docxKWC 2019 Registration Form


Event Date 12-10-2019
Event End Date 12-10-2019
Individual Price £20.00
Location University of Kent