QuotesSweet flower! Of all that bloom by hill or glen Through smiling Kent, there’s none I love like thee For thour’st the truest type of true born men Hardy unbought, untamable and free...”
The Amicci, ‘The Fly Orchis’
(lines on a fly orchis found on the brow of Boxley Hills) (1836)

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Chalkland Events 2019

Chalkland Events 2019

Family fun, guided walks , volunteering and more…

April 2019

Wildlife Spotting Walk - Saturday 6th April

This guided walk is a great day out for families spotting wildlife around Leybourne Lakes Country Park. Led by wardens from Medway Valley Countryside Partnership. 

Location: Leybourne Lakes Country Park

 

Wildlife Spotting Walk - Thursday 11th April

This guided walk is a great day out for families spotting wildlife around Leybourne Lakes Country Park. Led by wardens from Medway Valley Countryside Partnership. 

Location: Leybourne Lakes Country Park

 

Hedgerow Training Survey Course - Monday April 29th - 10am - 3.30pm

This course will take people through a structured approach to carrying out an ecological assessment of a hedgerow. By the end of the course, you will feel confident in identifying some of the more common hedgerow plant species and be able to record other details of the ecology of the hedgerow being surveyed. During 2019 we would like to recruit volunteers to carry out hedgerow surveys at a number of locations across the project area. 

Location: Hartley Bottom Farm

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May 2019

The Importance of Pollinators – Thursday 9th May – 10am - 3pm

Aims to provide attendees with an introduction to wild pollinators and their conservation. We will cover the key pollinator groups and find out more about their ecology, including nesting, foraging, and how and why they use different habitats. We will also talk about how habitat management can affect pollinators.

Location : Trosley Country Park 

 

Chalk Grassland Survey Techniques - Wednesday 15th May - 10am - 3pm

This course offers an introduction to carrying out systematic condition assessment of a chalk grassland. We hope that participants will have the confidence to identify some of the more common grassland species following the course. We are also keen to recruit volunteers to be part of assessing the condition of several other areas of chalk grassland in the area in June and July 2019. 

Location: Trosley Country Park

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Wild Orchids Study Day - Saturday 25th May - 10am-4pm

A study day led by Richard Moyse.

Location: Ranscombe Farm

 

June 2019

Pollinator Survey Techniques – Tuesday 11th June - 10am - 3pm

Pollinator survey techniques - Aims to provide attendees with an introduction to survey and monitoring wild pollinators, and how to get started with identifying and recording different types of insect pollinators. We will spend some time in the field to (hopefully!) encounter a range of pollinators.

Location : Trosley Country Park 

 

Soldier Beetles Study Day - Saturday 15th June - 10am-4pm

A study day led by Stephanie Skipp.

Location: Ranscombe Farm

 

July 2019

Pollinator Survey Techniques – Friday 19th July - 10am - 3pm

Pollinator survey techniques - Aims to provide attendees with an introduction to survey and monitoring wild pollinators, and how to get started with identifying and recording different types of insect pollinators. We will spend some time in the field to (hopefully!) encounter a range of pollinators.

Location : Trosley Country Park 

 

Summer Butterflies Guided Walk - Sunday 21st July - 1pm-4pm

A guided walk led by Ben Sweeney.

Location: Ranscombe Farm

 

Bumbles and Other Bees Guided Walk - Saturday 27th July - 10am-2pm

A guided walk led by Richard Moyse.

Location: Ranscombe Farm

 

September 2019

The Big Autumn Chalk Walk - Sunday 22nd September - 10am-2pm

A guided walk led by Ben Sweeney.

Location: Ranscombe Farm

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