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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...

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. In 2007 The Junior Oxford Dictionary removed a whole host of words that relate to the natural environment from their new edition. Words like heron and magpie, wren and kingfisher were excluded. The dictionary chooses words using an algorithm based on the most popular words in children's daily language.As words fall out of use, there is a danger that their meaning will be lost, and an increasingly urban and technological younger generation will lose touch with the natural environment and the language that describes it.The Lost Words is a book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, and they are on a mission to send a copy, along with curriculum support materials, in to every primary and Special School in Kent. More...

Saturday, 4 August 2018

2018 has been a brilliant breeding season for Lapwing, Redshank and host of other ground nesting birds at Elmley. 353 pairs of lapwing managed to fledge over 467 chicks between April and July, a productivity of 1.3 chicks fledged per brood, an incredible result! More...

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Dungeness Sea Shore (Leader Sue Carter)

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Sixteen members met up in the car park of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch light railway station by the old lighthouse. We quickly realised that we were somewhat overdressed as despite a cooling on-shore breeze the sun was out and the temperature was rising rapidly. More...

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