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Monday, 31 December 2018

RSPB Medway Local Group - 2018 Indoor & Outdoor Events Calendar

RSPB Medway Local Group - 2018 Indoor & Outdoor Events Calendar

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

Saturday, 4 August 2018

BREEDING LAPWING SURVEY RESULTS FOR ELMLEY NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE - APRIL TO JULY 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...

Saturday, 4 August 2018

The Lost Words Project - reconnecting kids in Kent with nature

The Lost Words Project - reconnecting kids in Kent with nature

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...

Sunday, 29 July 2018

August Bird of the Month - Black-winged Stilt

August Bird of the Month - Black-winged Stilt

This spectacular bird, with comically long legs, used to be a rare visitor to Britain, mainly as an overshooting spring migrant between the months of March and May. However over the past few years several have bred in Sussex, Suffolk, Essex and in Kent at Cliffe Pools RSPB reserve and on the Isle of Sheppey. More...