Many thanks to those of you that came along to the first Romney Recorders session earlier this month.
We had a lovely morning surveying the churchyard and even inside the church. We managed to find 76 different species including a beetle that’s rarely found in Kent called Korynetes caeruleus. It feeds on the deathwatch beetle which we also found. Many thanks to Tony Witts for identifying these and as he put it “mixed news for the church”.
In the afternoon we followed a footpath out into the arable fields and found 36 species there. All this new information can now feed into the wider picture of wildlife in Kent and beyond.
The next session will take place on Monday 10th June and will start at 10.15 at the RSPB Dungeness Nature Reserve.
For this session we will be joining Dr Nikki Gammans on a Bumblebee Blitz to get involved with some bumblebee recording and learn from her experienced volunteers. We will of course still be recording the plants and other species we can on the way round.
The day will start in the Visitor Centre itself for tea and coffee in their classroom and go on until 15.45 with time for lunch.
No experience necessary, just a willingness to come along and get involved.
Please wear sensible walking shoes and outdoor clothing.
Please let me know if you are able to attend so that I can get an idea of numbers and can bring the right amount of equipment – please email to Fifth.Continent@kentwildlife.org.uk
Any questions just ask
I hope to see lots of you there
All the best
Stan Smith | Fifth Continent Biodiversity Officer
Fifth Continent team | Direct dial: 01622 357897
For project information: Visit the Monitoring the Marsh project page