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Transactions of the Kent Field Club - Volume 20

Transactions  of the Kent Field Club - Volume 20


A variety of topical research projects by KFC members.

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Programme - Archive

Beginners to a particular field of study are very welcome at all meetings. Also anyone thinking of joining the Club is welcome to attend a field meeting, no prior notice is necessary.

All field meetings start at 10.30am unless otherwise indicated.
Date Title Venue

May 2015

Saturday 16th
10:30 am
Beacon Wood Country Park, Bean. Invertebrates, lichens and general records required. Beacon Wood Country Park, Bean
Sunday 17th
Seasalter for joint meeting with Shoresearch. Seasalter beach
Sunday 24th
10:30 am
Cliffe Fort & Higham Marshes. Cliffe Fort & Higham Marshes
Saturday 30th
10:30 am
Larkey Valley Wood nature reserve for spring flora and general interest Larkey Valley Wood

June 2015

Saturday 6th
10:30 am
Dartford Marshes for invertebrates and general records Dartford Marshes
Sunday 7th
10:30 am
Hurst Wood, Charing Heath for all records. Hurst Wood, Charing Heath
Saturday 13th
10:30 am
Old Swan Farm, nr Lamberhurst Quarter for botanical recording Old Swan Farm, nr Lamberhurst Quarter
Saturday 20th
10:30 am
Polebrook Meadows SSSI, species rich hay meadows and shaws. Polebrook Meadows SSSI
Saturday 27th
10:30 am
Ladd’s farm, Snodland for chalk grassland flora and general recording. Ladd’s farm, Snodland

July 2015

Saturday 4th
10:30 am
Alex Farm Pastures, Shadoxhurst for invertebrates and general recording. Alex Farm Pastures, Shadoxhurst
Sunday 5th
09:00 am
Walpole Bay, Margate for joint meeting with Shoresearch. Walpole Bay, Margate
Sunday 12th
10:00 am
Angley Wood, Cranbrook for botanical recording Angley Wood, Cranbrook
Saturday 18th
10:30 am
Ightham churchyard for lichens. Ightham churchyard
Sunday 19th
10:30 am
Hen’s Brook, Isle of Sheppey for invertebrates and general recording Hen’s Brook, Isle of Sheppey
Saturday 25th
10:30 am
Universities at Medway and Lower Lines Park for bees, other invertebrates and general interest. University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime
Sunday 26th
10:30 am
Whinless Down LNR, Dover for general interest Whinless Down LNR

August 2015

Sunday 2nd
10:30 am
Western Heights LNR, Dover for general interest Western Heights LNR
Saturday 8th
10:30 am
Hothfield Heathlands KWT reserve for bees and other invertebrates. Hothfield Heathland
Sunday 9th
10:30 am
Great Bells RSPB Reserve, Isle of Sheppey, for baseline flora, fauna and fungi. Great Bells RSPB Reserve, Isle of Sheppey
Saturday 15th
10:30 am
Kingsdown Farm, Kingsdown, Lynsted, for general recording including cornfield weeds Kingsdown Farm, Kingsdown, Lynsted
Saturday 22nd
10:30 am
Endings Wood, near Doddington. Chalk grassland for botany, invertebrates and general interest Endings Wood, near Doddington
Sunday 23rd
10:00 am
Swanscombe Peninsula for botanical recording Swanscombe Peninsula
Saturday 29th
10:30 am
Lynsted Orchard for lichen recording Lynsted Orchard

September 2015

Saturday 12th
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Future of Conservation in Kent Conference University of Kent
Saturday 26th
04:30 pm
Sandgate reef, near Folkstone for Shoresearch Sandgate reef, near Folkstone
Sunday 27th
10:30 am
Kingsmarsh Lane, a byway on Romney Marsh, for harvest mouse nest search and general recording Kingsmarsh Lane, Romney Marsh

October 2015

Saturday 3rd
10:30 am
Farningham Woods Nature Reserve for fungi Farningham Woods Nature Reserve
Sunday 11th
10:30 am
Perry Wood, Selling, for fungi Perry Wood, Selling
Saturday 17th
10:30 am
Larkey Valley Wood nature reserve for fungi Larkey Valley Wood
Saturday 24th
09:50 am
Kent Wildlife Conference 2015 University of Kent
Sunday 25th
10:30 am
Hever castle, Hever, near Edenbridge for fungi. Hever Castle, Hever
Sunday 25th
03:00 pm
Samphire Hoe for joint meeting with Shoresearch Samphire Hoe
Saturday 31st
10:30 am
Beacon Wood Country Park, Bean, for fungi. Beacon Wood Country Park, Bean

November 2015

Sunday 8th
10:30 am
Tudeley woods, near Pembury for fungi Tudeley RSPB Reserve
Sunday 15th
10:30 am
Ladd’s farm woodlands, Snodland, for fungi Ladd’s farm, Snodland
Saturday 21st
12:30 pm
Joss Bay, North Foreland, Margate for joint meeting with Shoresearch. Joss Bay, North Foreland

March 2016

Saturday 12th
10:00 am
Old Park Wood, Iden Green. Old Park Wood, Iden Green
Sunday 13th
02:00 pm
Annual General Meeting Tyland Barn

April 2016

Sunday 3rd
10:30 am
Friezland Wood for bryophytes Friezland Wood
Saturday 9th
10:30 am
Dungeness for birds and general records Dungeness RSPB Reserve
Sunday 10th
Dymchurch for a joint recording meeting at Hythe Bay with Shoresearch Dymchurch
Saturday 16th
10:30 am
Conningbrook Lakes for bryophytes Conningbrook Lakes CP
Saturday 30th
10:30 am
Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge for general recording Haysden Country Park, Tonbridge

May 2016

Saturday 7th
10:30 am
Hobb’s Hill Farm, Cowden for general recording Hobb’s Hill Farm, Cowden
Sunday 8th
Reculver for a seaweed identification workshop with Ian Tittley and Shoresearch Reculver Country Park
Saturday 14th
10:30 am
Ashford Warren for general recording Ashford Warren
Sunday 15th
10:30 am
Coombe Hole & Connaught park, Dover, for reptiles and general recording Coombe Hole and Connaught Park, Dover
Saturday 21st
10:00 am
Upper Hardres Wood, Bossingham a joint meeting with KBRG for botany Upper Hardres Wood, Bossingham
Sunday 22nd
09:30 am
Broadwater Warren,Tunbridge Wells for heathland and woodland birds and heathland flora. Broadwater Forest RSPB Reserve

June 2016

Saturday 4th
Folkestone Warren, for an evening meeting with Shoresearch Folkestone Warren

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Members are reminded that all who attend meetings of the Club do so at their own risk.

Please bring a packed lunch to all full day meetings. All field meetings start at 10.30am unless otherwise indicated.

Stay safe on field meetings:

  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Stay warm and dry in Winter, cool in Summer.
  • Wear strong, waterproof boots with good ankle support and well-treaded soles.
  • Carry, and use, a high SPF sun cream in bright weather.
  • Ensure your tetanus inoculations are up-to-date.
  • In Summer, carry plentiful supplies of water and drink frequently.

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