Dungeness

Dungeness

Dungeness
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Dungeness

  • Summer Events at Dungeness!

    Come and join us this summer for some action packed adventures around our beautiful reserve!

     

    Saturday 1st August - Going Wild in the Garden - Free event - drop in between 10.30am and 4.30pm

    Join us in our wildlife garden just outside the Visitor Centre to learn about how you can give nature a home in your own patch. Talk to our enthusiastic gardeners and see examples of plants and wildlife that you can easily plant yourself. Children are also welcome to help paint a wall mural to hang proudly on the gardens wall!

     

    Wednesday 5th August - Pond Dipping - Children £4, Accompanying adults £1 - Sessions at 11am and 2pm

    Come and have fun at one of our most popular events! Go wild with nets and buckets and meet the amazing creatures that live in our ponds!

     

    Saturday 8th August - Dungeness in the Dark - Adults £10, Children £5 - 8.30pm-11pm

    What wildlife will come out to play once the stars are out? What distant galaxies might we spot through the telescopes? Most important of all....how many marshmallows will you pile on top of your hot chocolate?! Come and join our friendly, knowledgeable staff on a unique chance to see this wonderful reserve at a time that few others get to see it - in the dark!

     

    Wednesday 12th August - Marvellous Moths - Adults £5, Children £3 - 11am-1pm

    Come and explore the mysterious world of the moth. Admire the beautiful collection of moths that are found here on the reserve and find out what you can do to see moths in your own garden. Learn about their lifecycle, their favourite food and what they get up to when their butterfly cousins are in bed. You can even plant your own moth friendly seeds to take home with you!

     

    Wednesday 19th August - Brilliant Bees - Adults £5, Children £3 - 11am-1pm

    Join us in our wildlife garden to find out about the busy lives of bees and learn about how you can help them by planting their favourite flowers. Then come with us for a stroll around the reserve to identify what bumblebees are foraging amongst the beautiful Dungeness wildflowers. Children can create homes for bees and plant some bee friendly seeds to take home with them.

     

    Saturday 22nd August - Going Wild in the Garden - Free event - drop in between 10.30am and 4.30pm

    Join us in our wildlife garden just outside the Visitor Centre to learn about how you can give nature a home in your own patch. Talk to our enthusiastic gardeners and see examples of plants and wildlife that you can easily plant yourself. Children are also welcome to help paint a wall mural to hang proudly on the gardens wall!

     

    Wednesday 26th August - Pond Dipping - Children £4, Accompanying adults £1 - Sessions at 11am and 2pm

    Come and have fun at one of our most popular events! Go wild with nets and buckets and meet the amazing creatures that live in our ponds!

     

    Wednesday 2nd September - Walk on the Wild Side Safari - Adults £8, Children £4 - 11am-1pm

    Join us for a relaxed stroll, and explore this wild place with a friendly guide. You'll learn what we are doing to save nature on the reserve, and children can take part in a treasure hunt!

     

     

    There is a 20% discount available on all events for RSPB Members and Wildlife Explorers.

    Please book in advance for all events (apart from the garden event which is a free drop in event). Call Louise on 01797 322666 to book your place!

     

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • Binocular and telescope weekend 1st and 2nd August 2015

    Is your scope in need of an update?

    Are you looking to purchase your first pair of binoculars?

    Are you looking for a special offer? If you buy a pair of RSPB Avocet binoculars get the RSPB Handbook of British Birds worth £9.99 FREE

    Then this is the event for you...

    Come on down to the visitor centre at RSPB Dungeness on 1st or 2nd August 2015 between 10am and 4pm for our binocular and telescope demonstration weekend!

    Try out telescopes and binoculars and have a chat with our friendly staff and volunteers.

    We have a selection of different optical equipment for all types of experience, whether you’re a veteran or an absolute novice. The range also covers a multitude of prices so there is always something to suit everyone.

     

  • 24 July 2015 Recent Sightings

    Great white egret – one at Denge Marsh on 24th

    Bittern – Denge Marsh on 22nd

     

    Hobby – two at Denge Marsh on 21st

    Peregrine – two juveniles over Burrowes pit on 23rd

    Marsh harrriers – seven + (incl three juveniles) over Denge Marsh on 21st

     

    Avocet – at ARC on 22nd

    Black-tailed godwit – two on Burrowes pit on 24th

    Green sandpiper – four at ARC and one on Burrowes pit on 24th

    Common Sandpiper – on Burrowes pit on 24th

    Wood Sandpiper – at ARC on 24th

    Whimbrel – six at ARC on 24th

    Ringed plover – two at ARC and two on Burrowes pit on 24th.

    Little ringed plover – three at ARC and one on Burrowes pit on 24th.

    Redshank – three on Burrowes pit on 24th

    Greenshank – on Burrowes pit on 24th

    Dunlin – three at ARC and nine on Burrowes pit on 24th

    Ruff – Five on ARC on 19th

    Little stint – at ARC on 23rd

    Knot – at ARC on 24th

    Spotted redshank – on Burrowes pit on 20th

     

    Common tern – on tern rafts at Denge Marsh with four chicks

    Little gull – at ARC on 24th

    Yellow-legged gull – on Burrowes pit on 23rd

     

    Yellow wagtail – at Denge Marsh on 24th