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Operation Turtle Dove - a talk by Nicole Khan

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Nicole, an RSPB Turtle Dove advisor in the South East, updated us on her work advising farmers on habitat management, and understanding the needs of Turtle Doves and their feeding and nesting requirements in the UK Ensuring a safe passage on migration and research into the migratory route and wintering grounds is also covered. More...

May 2019 Newsletter

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Here is the May issue of Sevenoaks Local Group's Newsletter.If you are lucky enough to tick off a Cetti's Warbler or even a Montagu's Harrier, have you ever stopped to wonder who these men were who had a species named after them? I've been looking at a few of them, and they often had remarkable histories, as you will see on page 2. More...

We can no longer accept loose used stamps

Monday, 15 April 2019

Unfortunately we can no longer accept used individual stamps, but albums and first day covers would be welcomed. This decision is a result of a public notice, issued by the Charity Commission to all charities and voluntary bodies. More...

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Latest trip report

Stodmarsh, 17th July 2019, report by Anne McGregor

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

A beautiful summer's day spent at a beautiful reserve.As expected at this time of year, birds were not numerous, but sightings included three brief Bittern flypasts, a pair of Green Sandpipers, two Hobbies, a pair of Yellowhammers, Marsh Harriers, Skylarks and a single, distant, Turtle Dove was heard to purr. Bearded Tits were fairly prolific but largely invisible.There was a profusion of wild flowers including Purple Loosestrife, Bramble, White Convolvulus, umbellifers, Ragwort (complete with black and yellow Cinnabar caterpillars), Flowering Rush, Marsh Sowthistle, Dittander and the insectivorous Bladderwort. These attracted good numbers of butterflies and hoverflies. More...

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