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Indoor Programme 2012
The flowers and scenery of Costa Rica. An illustrated talk by Sue Buckingham.
on the exotic and diverse plants and spectacular scenery of Central America.
Tuesday 12th February 2013
The Fascination of Bird Migration:Part 2, a continuation of last years informative and interesting talk
by John Buckingham
Tuesday 12th March 2013
South Africa,East and West Cape Journey: An illustrated talk about the mammals, birds, and flora of the Garden Route by Don Wilks
Tuesday 9th April 2013
AGM: Followed by , Through my Camera Lens, General British wildlife photographs by Phil Bland.
Tuesday 14th May 2013
The Geology of South East England: An illustrated talk by Peter Golding on our geology
and how it affects the plants and wildlife in our area..
Tuesday 10th September 2013
An evening with Trevor Willis: An illustrated talk by Trevor on his latest wildlife photographs
taken in Kent and overseas.
Tuesday 8th October 2013
The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Europe: An illustrated talk by John and Gill Brooks,
about these interesting species.
Tuesday 12th November 2013
Wildlife of the South East: An illustrated talk by Jodie Randall including unusual
and artistic ways of seeing our local wildlife.
Tuesday10th December 2013
Christmas Social Evening.
Our informal Christmas social evening with buffet and quizzes.
Bring food to share and drink for yourselves.
Outdoor Programme 2013
EXP = Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps
FCP = Faversham Car Park (Sun Inn end) Leslie Smith Drive.
Suitable Footwear and clothing advised at all times.
Tuesday 1st January 2013 (Morning)
David Raines Memorial Walk: Group meet FCP 100.
Our Memorial winter walk alongside Faversham Creek and the Swale Coast to Seasalter.
Sunday 27th January 2013
Long Rock Swalecliffe. Grid Ref TR 132 674. Group meetFCP 0900 or Marine Crescent Swalecliffe
near the beach huts 0930
Winter bird-watching for sea and shore birds
Sunday 24th February 2013 (AllDay)
Seaton Lakes. Grid Ref TR 225 587 Group Meet FCP 0900 or Seaton car park 0930 near Quaives
Packed Lunch and Wellington boots advised. Wintering ducks on the lakes and songbirds in the woods.
Sunday 24th March 2013 (All Day) ABANDONED due to uncertain weather conditions
Mote Park Grid Ref TQ 772 553 Group meet FCP 0900 or car park at the end of Mote Ave Maidstone 0945
Packed Lunch advised Birds and early plants of the lake and parkland.
Sunday 28th April 2013 (Allday)
Spuckles Wood Grid Ref TQ 526 596. Group meet FCP 0900 or Thorneycroft Road Stalisfield 0930
Spring Plants Butterflies and Birds.
Sunday 5th May 2013.(All day)
Marden Meadow Grid Ref TQ 746 445 Group meet FCP 0900 or at reserve car park Marden Road 10.00
Wet mweadow plants (Greenwinged Orchids) and early butterflies.
Sunday 12th May 2013 (All day)
Denge Wood Grid Ref TR 100 501
Group meet FCP 0900or Ride entrance Penny Pot Lane 0945.
Good selection of Butterflies (Duke of Burgundy), Plants (lady Orchids) and birds ( Nightingale),
Sunday 19th May 2013 (all day) Note!! This date has been brought forward from 2nd June2013
Folkestone Warren Grid Ref TR 239 365 Group meet FCP 0900 or car park by the East Cliff Pavillionon Wear Bay road. Packed Lunch advised. Peter Golding will show us the geology of the area and the associated plants butterflies and birds.
Saturday 25th May 2013 (evening)
Abbey Fields. Grid ref TR 023 616 Group meet FCP f1900 for a short walk to see general flora and birds Possibly Grasshopper Warblers
Tuesday 11thJune 2013 (Evening)
South Swale, Grid Ref TR 062 647. Group meet FCP 1900 or near the Sportsman, at 1920
Seashore plants and possible Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, and reed bed birds.
Sunday 23rd June 2013 (All day)
Holborough Marshes Grid Ref TQ 707 621. Group meet FCP 0900 or Church Fields Road at rear of Snodland Railway Station 0950 Paced Lunch advised
Marshland and scrub woodland beside the River Medway for Southern Marsh Orchid, Brook lime and other wetland plants plus Nightingales and other warblers.
Tuesday 9th July 2013 (Evening)
Whitstable Beach: Grid Ref TR 099 655. Group meet FCP 1900 or Valkyrie Road off Joy Lane, Whitstable,1920. An evening walk to look at shingle flora and hope to find Sea Pea.
Saturday 13th July 2013 (Evening)
Church Wood RSPB Reserve (Rough Common). Grid Ref TR122 594. Group meet FCP 1915 or Reserve car park 1930. A woodland walk for plants and birds then our Woodcock and Nightjar watch.
Sunday 28th July2013 (All day).
Tugely Wood and Thursley Common: Grid Ref SU 978 348 Group Meet FCP 0900 or Tugley wood on the Chiddingfold to Highstreet Green/ Dunsfold Road at 10.30.
Butterflies (Purple Emporor) at the woods and Dragonflies/plants on the Common.
Sunday 4th August 2013 (All day).
Hothfield Common: Grid Ref TQ 927 458 Group meet FCP 0900 or reserve car park off Cades Road 0935.
Birds of Woodland and heathland, plants of acid bog (Sundew, Bog Asphodel and Dragonflies (Keeled Skimmer).
Sunday 11th August 2013 (All day).
Queendown Warren: Grid Ref TQ 833 633. Group meet FCP 0900 0r reserve car park 0930.
Chalk Downland plants and butterflies.
Saturday 17th August 2013 (Evening)
Conyer Creek: Grid Ref TQ 962 648 Group meet FCP 1740 or near Ship Inn Conyer at 1800. An early evening walk for plants then birds as the tide rises.
Sunday 15thSeptember 2013 (All day)
Bockel Hill, St Margaret's at Cliffe near Dover. Grid ref TR 373 451.Group Meet FCP 0900 or Dover Patrol Memorial car park at the end of Grandville Road St Margaret's 10.00 A walk along the cliffs and ajoining farmland
for late flowering plants ,butterflies of chalk downland and migrating birds. Packed Lunch advised
Sunday27th October 2013 (All Day)
Perry Wood Fungal Foray Grid Ref TR 044 556 Group meet FCP 0900 or Wood car park 0930
Packed Lunch advised.
A guided walk by Martin Newcombe to identify (NO COLLECTING) the fungi of the area.
Sunday 24th November 2013. (All Day)
Reculver Grid RefTR 226 694 Group meet FCP 0900 or Reculver Towers car park 0930
Packed lunch advised. Winter Birdwatching on farmland and coast.
Sunday 15th December 2013.
Lower Halstow Grid Ref TQ 859 674. Group meet FCP 0900 or park in Lapwing Drive Lower Halstow at 0925.
A Winter walk along the seawall overlooking the mudflats as the tide comes in and possibly refreshments on the Thames Barge Edith May.
Wednesday 1st January 2014
David Raines Memorial Walk. Group meet FCP 1000
Our memorial Winter Walk alongside Faversham Creek and the Swale coast to the Sportsman PH Seasalter.