(For outdoor meetings bring binoculars if you have them and a packed lunch)
(For indoor meetings admission including refreshments is £3.50 for group members, and £4.50 for non-members)
 
Saturday 7 October    10am—4pm 
DUNGENESS LIGHTHOUSE & RSPB RESERVE 
Park at the RSPB reserve at TR067184 (TN29 9NF) to see ducks, various egrets & returning migrants such as wheatears. We may visit the Old Lighthouse later, where scrubby bushes attract firecrests & warblers
 
Thursday 19 October  7:30pm - 9:45pm       
Northfleet School for GirlsHall Road, Gravesend, DA11 8AL
GRAVESEND GROUP’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Mike Clarke, the RSPB’s chief executive will join our celebrations and talk about the work of the RSPB. Please see website for details
 
Saturday 21 October  COACH TRIP   8.30am departure Gravesend Railway Station
PULBOROUGH BROOKS RSPB RESERVE 
The lovely Arun Valley is a refuge for wildfowl in winter. Plus fieldfares & redwings in the hedges, stonechats on the heathland and siskins & redpolls in the woodland. Visitor centre & café.  Please see website for details.
 
Tuesday 24 October 2pm - 4pm       
Masonic HallsWrotham Rd, Gravesend, DA11 0PA
HYMENOPTERA—THINGS THAT STING” by Nikki Gammons. Nikki returns to tell us more about the importance of bees and other similar species.