The Faversham Natural History Group are committed to putting our people and our members first. In the best interests of our members, we have taken the decision to suspend all indoor meetings for the rest of this year. However we are very pleased to resume our outdoor meetings and have published our new events calendar for 2021/22.
We look forward to seeing you all again and please get in contact if you have any questions.
Outdoor meetings (field trips) are held at least once a month throughout the year, mostly at weekends but occasionally on other days, with some evening trips in the Summer. These trips are mainly local and to areas of interest relevant to the season.If lifts are required phone Trevor Hatton 07709925631 or David Perrin 01795 426410 at least one day prior. Please feel free to leave early during our outdoor visits if you wish.
Sunday 23rd May (outdoor) - DARLAND BANKS
A walk along the chalk download banks for plants including Man Orchids (1000s) also Adonis & small blue butterflies etc. Meet at 9.30am at the end of Star Lane, Gillingham TQ 786659. (Turn left at the Star pub traffic lights from A2 into Darland avenue and onto Star lane.
Tues 8th June 2021 (outdoor) - FAVERSHAM CREEK
An evening walk along the creek plus a social hour or so in the "Shipwrights Arms". Meet at 7.00pm in the Shipwrights Arms car park. TR 017 636 ME13 7TU
Sat 26th June 2021 (outdoor) - NIGHTJAR & WOODCOCK VISIT
Contact Trevor Hatton 07709925631 or David Perrin 01795 426410 in the week preceding for the venue and start time.
Tues 13th July 2021 (outdoor) - OARE GUNPOWDER WORKS
An evening walk for general interest and watching the bats over the lakes and the visitor centre. Meet at 7.00pm at the Gunpowder Works entrance off Bysing Wood road TR001622.
Sat 7th August 2021 (outdoor) - QUEENDOWN WARREN
A visit to an area of chalk download for its plants and Butterflies, Autumn Ladies Tresses, Bee Orchids, Autumn Genetian, Adonis Blue, Chalkhill Blue and Silver Spotted Skipper. Meet at 9.30am in the reserve car park TQ 833 633 off Warren Lane.
Tues 10th August (outdoor) - OARE MARSH
An evening walk around our local nature reserve. Meet at 7.00pm at Oare Marsh.
Sun 12th September (outdoor) - CONYER CREEK
An early autumn visit for migrating waders, wildfowl, late flowing plants and insects. Meet at 9.30am, park on the left of the Quay, Conyer before the Ship pub. TQ 962648. ME99HL
Sat 23rd October (outdoor) - PERRY WOODS FOR FUNGI
Meet at 10.00am in Perry Woods car park, south of Selling T4 044 556 for a fungal foray in this mixed woodland area. NO COLLECTING
Sun 14th November (outdoor) - STODMARSH
An afternoon walk for wildfowl and the chance to see the Harriers coming into roost in the reedbeds. Meet at 2.00pm in Stodmarsh Reserve car park TR 221 609, turn left at the Red Lion pub CT3 4BA in Stodmarsh, onto the track into the reserve car park.
Sun 13th December (outdoor) - OARE MARSH
A Winter walk for wildfowl, wafers and raptors. Meet at 10.00am at Oare Marsh. TR013 647.
Sat 1st January 2022 (outdoor) - DAVID RAINES MEMORIAL WALK
Meet at 10.00am in the Faversham car park in Bank street ME13 8PR. Our winter walk, route to be arranged.