Meopham

Bee Watch

To join us or for more information please click the bluebird symbol to email our group contact, Beryl Connelly or other group members.

2019 SEASON:

OUR ESTABLISHED SURVEY WALKS:

* MEOPHAM ALLOTMENTS
* TROSLEY COUNTRY PARK
* COBHAM MAUSOLEUM
* NORTHFIELD DA3 8EX (Hartley/New Ash Green)
* JESKYNS COMMUNITY WOODLAND

Useful App
Blooms for Bees is a great app with some good photographs. Available to download for free Blooms for Bees ios or Blooms for Bees Android

TRAINING & OTHER MEETINGS:

(N.B. Besides those shown below some additional free events are now available via BBCT website).

MON Apr 15th: RSPB NORTHWARD HILL, HOO MEETING HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED FROM 08/04/2019). New meeting time NOW 10.00. A day with Lauren Kennedy (BBCT) looking at what the 'Making a Buzz for the Coast' project has achieved during 2018. Please let Beryl Connelly know that you will be attending.

Beginners Bumblebee ID Course @ Arrow Riding Centre, Darenth Park Ave, Dartford DA2 6LZ, UK
May 4 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. A fun beginner’s course where we will cover the identification of our most common bumblebee species and introduce the ecology, lifecycle and conservation of these iconic creatures.
Booking essential please email mab@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

Intermediate Bumblebee ID course @ Riverside Country Park, Lower Rainham Rd, Rainham, Gillingham ME7 2XH, UK
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. This intermediate course will cover the identification of all UK species, including an in depth look at bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation. The course will focus on the rarer species of Kent and how to tell the tricky species apart. Suitable for persons who can identify the most common bumblebees.
Booking essential please email mab@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

Intermediate Bumblebee ID course @ Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust, Guilford Rd, Sandwich Bay, Sandwich CT13 9PF, UK
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. This intermediate course will cover the identification of all UK species, including an in depth look at bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation. The course will focus on the rarer species of Kent and how to tell the tricky species apart. Suitable for persons who can identify the most common bumblebees.
Booking essential please email mab@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

START OF SEASON MEETING on 25 February: The following points were decided:

  • The 5 established walks to continue in 2019 with modification to the routes at Jeskyns and Cobham Mausoleum
  • 8 April 2019 - a day out at RSPB Northward Hill, Hoo with Lauren Kennedy - more information and time TBC
  • Possible link with Canterbury U3A who are interested in forming a similar group.
  • Dates for all walks finalised for 2019 season and added to the events section of website
  • Information about our group to be added to the National U3A research database

Beryl Connelly
Bee Watch – group co-ordinator

Dates for your Diary
Tue Jun 25th Jeskyns Community Woodland. Meet 14:00 at Cafe. Inquiries & to arrange special parking rate contact Anne Marie Medhurst.
Wed Jun 26th Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
Fri Jun 28th Trosley Country Park: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00. Inquiries: Moira Green.
Tue Jul 2nd Cobham Mausoleum. Meet 14:00 Lodge Lane Car Park. Inquiries to Beryl Connelly
Wed Jul 10th Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
Tue Jul 16th Meopham Allotments. Meet St John Road 13:30. Inquiries contact Helen Pearce.
Tue Jul 23rd Jeskyns Community Woodland. Meet 14:00 at Cafe. Inquiries & to arrange special parking rate contact Anne Marie Medhurst.
Wed Jul 24th Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
Fri Jul 26th Trosley Country Park: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00. Inquiries: Moira Green.
Tue Aug 6th Cobham Mausoleum. Meet 14:00 Lodge Lane Car Park. Inquiries to Beryl Connelly
Wed Aug 7th Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
Tue Aug 20th Meopham Allotments. Meet St John Road 13:30. Inquiries contact Helen Pearce.
Wed Aug 21st Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
Fri Aug 23rd Trosley Country Park: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00. Inquiries: Moira Green.
Tue Aug 27th Jeskyns Community Woodland. Meet 14:00 at Cafe. Inquiries & to arrange special parking rate contact Anne Marie Medhurst.
Tue Sep 3rd Cobham Mausoleum. Meet 14:00 Lodge Lane Car Park. Inquiries to Beryl Connelly
Wed Sep 4th Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
Tue Sep 17th Meopham Allotments. Meet St John Road 13:30. Inquiries contact Helen Pearce.
Wed Sep 18th Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
Tue Sep 24th Jeskyns Community Woodland. Meet 14:00 at Cafe. Inquiries & to arrange special parking rate contact Anne Marie Medhurst.
Fri Sep 27th Trosley Country Park: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00. Inquiries: Moira Green.
Tue Oct 1st Cobham Mausoleum. Meet 14:00 Lodge Lane Car Park. Inquiries to Beryl Connelly
Wed Oct 2nd Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
Tue Oct 15th Meopham Allotments. Meet St John Road 13:30. Inquiries contact Helen Pearce.
Wed Oct 16th Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
Tue Oct 22nd Jeskyns Community Woodland. Meet 14:00 at Cafe. Inquiries & to arrange special parking rate contact Anne Marie Medhurst.
Fri Oct 25th Trosley Country Park: Meet in the café at 10:30 ready to start at 11:00. Inquiries: Moira Green.
Wed Oct 30th LAST Northfield 11.00. Meet Black Lion, Ash Road DA3 8EX. Inquiries Chris Hague-Smith
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French - Beginners Plus French - Improvers
French - Intermediate French Refresher
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Genealogy German
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Italian Beginners Italian Intermediate
Kent Villages London Visits 1
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Meditation Modern Jive
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Photography Quilting
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