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RSPB Medway Local Group - 2018 Indoor & Outdoor Events Calendar

Monday, 31 December 2018

View, download or print a handy pocket guide showing all our Indoor and Outdoor Events for 2018 More...

November Bird of the Month - Purple Sandpiper

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The Purple Sandpiper is a passage migrant and winter visitor to wave-washed seaweed-covered rocky coasts. It can be very tame and is often in the company of Turnstone.Few waders are so restricted by habitat as this species, which is a bird of the surf edge, groynes, piers, harbour walls and stony beaches. It searches amongst rocks for its good which comprises winkles, dog-whelks, shrimps and insects and it can swim if the tide comes in too fast! More...

The Lost Words Project - reconnecting kids in Kent with nature

Saturday, 4 August 2018

A little different from our usual posts but it was felt worth sharing this initiative aimed at connecting young people across Kent with nature. Lost Words Kent is an exciting wildlife project that will help reconnect young people across Kent with nature. It is inspired by The Lost Words, a book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris who are on a mission to send a copy, along with curriculum support materials, in to every primary and Special School in Kent. More...

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Hampton Pier/Bishopstone Glen (Leader Sue Carter)

Sunday, 4 November 2018

At the appointed hour ten regulars assembled next to Hampton Pier and were dismayed to find that the rising tide had come in ahead of the predicted time. However, all was not lost as keen eyes picked out our number one target, when an extremely confiding purple sandpiper was found by Richard on the seaweed strewn rocks at the base of the pier. We all managed to see the bird well and even invited some keen passers-by to view the bird through our scopes. More...

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