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Saturday, 23 May 2020

Puffarazzi: People-powered puffin conservation from home

Puffarazzi: People-powered puffin conservation from home

Known as the 'clowns of the sea' or 'sea parrots' these colourful characters are one of our favourite seabirds. Now they need our help to protect them from extinction, and we need your help to understand the threats they face. Puffins are tough and resourceful birds, spending most of their time out at sea. They only come to shore to form large colonies and raise their families during spring and summer. Puffins dig nesting burrows in soil or nest in cracks and cavities on cliffs, laying one egg in April or May, which both parents look after. The species breeding along our coastline is the Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica), and as the name suggests, can be found throughout the colder waters of the North Atlantic Ocean from Russia, across Northern Europe, through to Canada. Sadly, their numbers have plummeted, and they've become threatened with global extinction. More...

Monday, 23 March 2020

March 2020 Newsletter

March 2020 Newsletter

Due to the unprecedented events of the last few weeks, we havebrought this issue of the Newsletter forward to keep our members, whom we value very much, abreast of current plans. More...

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

CANCELLATION OF EVENTS

CANCELLATION OF EVENTS

We regret that, in compliance with Government advice regarding social gatherings, we have cancelled all Sevenoaks Group indoor and outdoor meetings for the time being.We very much hope that we will be able to recommence with the September indoor meeting. If this is possible, we will announce it on this website, and in the August issue of our Newsletter.We will aim to keep the website up to date with information, so please keep a check on it. More...

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Life between the Tides - a talk by Andrew Cleave

Life between the Tides - a talk by Andrew Cleave

Despite the floods, a good audience braved the conditions for Andrew Cleave's presentation illustrating all natural history aspects of land uncovered by the fall of the tide. The food chain starts with the tiniest of organisms and progresses to the more obvious shellfish, crabs, fish and birds, as well as various forms of seaweed and plants. More...