Northward Hill

Northward Hill

Northward Hill
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Latest blog posts
  • Mini beasts

    Hoverflies. Although these brightly-coloured insects look like bees or wasps, they are in fact true flies and do not sting. Hoverflies are excellent examples of one insect looking like another insect. They generally mimic bees and wasps – insects...
  • Kelly Tolhursts' visit to Northward Hill RSPB

    The nightingale has be gun another breeding season in Kent – but for how long? After having spent winter in Africa, one of our most beloved songbirds, the iconic nightingale, has returned to spend the summer in Kent. They were welcomed home by...
  • Walking at Northward Hill

    This weeks' blog is a little delayed as I was going to wait for an RSPB press release jointly with Kelly Tolhursts office. For those of you who aren't aware Kelly is the MP for Rochester and Strood. She has recently agreed to be Species Champion...
  • Snakes, lizards and turtles (doves that is!)

    Grass snakes are reasonably common round the reserve and can be seen near any body of water beaking around for its favourite food especially abundant at this time, small fish, newts. tadpoles and frogs. It is the countries largest snake growing up to...
  • Turtle Doves, then and now (or where are they now?)

    Why firstly the name, where do Turtles fit into this? Well the wing pattern is reminiscent of a Turtle shell and bear in mind some of these birds go back hundreds of years to a time when some of our species were far more plentiful and just seen as an...
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