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May 2015 Newsletter

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Our Photographic Competition was a great success, with a high standard of entries. The winners are listed, and the first placed entries illustrated on page 4. We have had ten of the top entries printed as greetings cards for sale. They are blank inside so they can be used for any occasion - our cards are not just for Christmas! Look out for them at our sales events, which will include the Festival of Wildlife at KWT's Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve on August 15th and 16th, and the Shoreham Heavy Horse Show on 6th September. More...

The Plight of the Bumblebee by Dr. Nikki Gammans

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Dr. Nikki Gammans gave a fascinating introduction to the lives of bees in her talk "The Plight of the Bumblebee".The three types of bee - solitary, honey and bumble - were introduced, with insights into their different lifestyles. Most are in decline or under threat, but Kent is still the most important county in the UK for Bumblebees, with 22 species recorded. More...

Jonathan Forgham - The walk to Hel: a 50 mile walk to Hel on the Baltic coast in Poland

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Jonathan Forgham is a lifelong birdwatcher and natural historian. On his way to the Sevenoaks RSPB Local members' Group he called in at Elmley nature reserve, and captured some startling images of a weasel attacking a heron which eventually got tired of the tactics, picked up the weasel, dunked it under water then swallowed it. Many national newspapers picked up on the story, but Group members were first to see the images from the back of his camera! More...

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Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve, led by Nick Barlow

Thursday, 23 April 2015

We enjoyed a wealth of birdsong on a very warm day of sunshine and blue skies.We took the Zig-zag path and were met with songs and calls of Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Rooks, and a surprising number of Greenfinch which seemingly challenged each other to make the most noise. Wren's were singing all day. At Fattengates a Nightingale sang beautifully from an unusually exposed perch: we heard other Nightingales but then one above Little Hanger gave a really stunning performance. More...

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