Sunday 26th August 2018BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES OF KENT
Southeast Kent is the venue for this day trip, searching for Silver-spotted Skipper, Adonis Blue, Chalkhill Blue and Marbled White butterflies.
The chalk downland near the Kent coast supports a population of these insects which thrive on the plant-rich soil. The site is well known for its chalk-loving plants and the hillsides are awash with colour at this time of year.
The afternoon will be spent a short distance away, either at Grove Ferry, an area to the east of Canterbury, Oare Marshes KWT reserve on the south shore of the River Swale or Dungeness RSPB reserve near Lydd.
Wader and wildfowl numbers are increasing on the reserves at this time of year and should include Spotted Redshank, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Garganey.
Other species we could expect are Black Tern, Western Marsh Harrier, Eurasian Bittern, Mediterranean Gull and we may see Eurasian Spoonbill or Great Egret.
(does not include reserve admission charges