Events

(For an even wider range of tree and pond events organised by ourselves AND many other organisations in Kent, check our calendar page!)

NEXT KTTP QUARTERLY MEETINGS:

7.30 pm, Wednesday the 19th of September,  All welcome, The Bull Inn, West Malling, Near MAIDSTONE, ME19 6QH.

NEXT TRAINING EVENTS

The Trosley Stroll, Tuesday the 24th of July, full details on the ASH Project website, Strolling through Trosley Woods.

Meopham Walking Group – 4 mile walk in truly magnificent countryside, starting from Meopham Green, DA13 0AY, and focussing on trees and ponds, guest assistant leader David Carey, 10:00 am – 12 noon (guess), September the 2nd, starting from Camer Park.

NEXT ACTIVITY DAYS.

Pierland Wood conservation work, Saturdays, 21st of July 2018, 18th of August 2018, 15th of September 2018, 20th of October 2018, 17th of November 2018, 22nd of December 2018 – more of the regular flexible informal days of wonderful woodland conservation work, dormouse surveying, and enjoyable outside activity with Chris and Susan Gove at our adopted site. Come along and explore this lovely woodland near Ruckinge, Ashford. More details from susanandchrisgove@btinternet.com.

Ashford Community Woodland. Volunteers are always needed, to help maintain the site. Regular Task Days are on the first Saturday of each month (May the 1st(??) and there are a variety of tasks, including tree thinning, litter-picking, hedge-laying and meadow-mowing. Meet at 10 am in the car park at the top of Singleton Hill. Please contact Ashford Community Woodland for more information or talk to Sean Brabon, one of the Pond Wardens in Willesborough. For volunteer enquiries, contact Jenny Tippen 01233 622070 or email them at ashfordcommunitywoodland@hotmail.co.uk

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS 2017 – 18

SUNDAY the 15th JULY – Dunorlan Park Tree Walk with the Friends of Dunorland Park, Tunbridge Wells, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon. This is a very well planted large park, with some excellent common and outstanding rare trees. Come along and improve your tree ID, while enjoying this outstanding park! The Friends of Dunorlan Park, Dunorlan Park.

SATURDAY the 14th JULY – Pond Survey – vegetation and other pond life – at Singleton Environment Centre, near ASHFORD, Start 10 am – Finish 1 pm. This survey will help to determine our future management of this pond. Lunch at the Centre. Possible Dragonfly Survey and ID skills around this and other Ashford venues in the afternoon. The Singleton Environment Centre.

SATURDAY the 7TH JULY – Veteran Tree Surveying at Lees Court Park, Sheldwich Lees, near Faversham, Start 10.00 – Finish 14.00hrs – picnic? We are hoping to learn about, or practice, tree surveying techniques in the countryside of Kent, to record and update trees on the Ancient Tree Inventory once it is up-graded, and to review the management of veteran trees according to the most recent guidance from The Ancient Tree Forum.

SUNDAY the 1st JULY – Dragonfly and Damselfly walk, in partnership with the Friends of Milton Creek Country Park, starting at the Green Porch Close entrance at Milton Creek near Sittingbourne, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon (then picnic?)

SATURDAY the 30th JUNE – Ash Trees in the Heart of Kent, in partnership with The ASH PROJECT, at Pierland Wood by kind permission of Chris and Susan Gove, near Ashford, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. The ASH Project.

SUNDAY the 24th JUNE – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – book on the Eventbrite website or our Facebook page or just turn up! Woodland Futures in Kent at the Hollingbourne Estate, with kind permission of The Woodland Trust.

SATURDAY the 26th MAY – TREE IDENTIFICATION for newer wardens in Cobtree Manor Park, near Maidstone, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Meet in car park by cafe. Led by David Carey. KTPP Cobtree Manor Park Walk Programme May 2018

TUESDAY the 22nd May – There is an Ancient Tree Forum visit to Leigh Woods, Bristol. Up to 3 spaces in the car, and the ATF visit is free – if interested please contact David on kentpondandtreewardens@gmail.com.

SUNDAY the 20th MAY – The ASH Project and ourselves are running a lovely ECO-BENEFITS of ASH Trees walk in the parks and streets of Canterbury 10:30 am –  1 pm – book their website on their walks page!

SUNDAY, the 13th MAY – Bedgebury Pinetum – What have conifers ever done for us? Bedgebury Pinetum. Contact David on kentpondandtreewardens@gmail.com for more details.

SATURDAY the 12th MAY – Trottiscliffe Village Tree Walk, Meet 10:00 am at Trottiscliffe Village Hall, Church Hall, Trottiscliffe, ME19 5EB, for a gentle walk around the village and its surrounds until 11:30ish to celebrate the trees of this lovely village. Contact kentpondandtreewardens@gmail.com for further details or just turn up!.

SATURDAY the 28th APRIL – Woodland Ecology Walk, Dene Park near Tonbridge, 10:30 am – 1 pm,

SUNDAY the 22nd APRIL – Woodland Ecology Walk, Blean Woods Reserve near Canterbury, 10:30 am – 1 pm,

SATURDAY the 21st April – Invertebrate and Amphibian Identification and Survey 2 pm – 10 pm Singleton Centre, near Ashford, bring your torch for the amphibian survey, INSIDE and OUTSIDE.

Tree Protection Orders (TPOs) Study Day in Ash near Canterbury, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sunday, 11th March, Ash Village Hall, Church Street, Ash, CT3 2BG, INSIDE IN THE MORNING, OUTSIDE IN THE AFTERNOON.

Tree Planting Practical, with the ASH PROJECT, near Folkestone, Kent. Learn to plant sapling trees in a woodland planting scheme, Saturday, 3rd March, to replace Ash trees lost to Ash Dieback

SOME EXTERNAL EVENTS

Sunday the 12th of August 10:00, FRIENDS OF OARE GUNPOWDER WORKS, Oare, FAVERSHAM – the next weekend working group is at 10:00 on the second Sunday of every month. They also meet every Thursday morning at 10:00 am! Friends of Oare Gunpowder Works,  or  email oarenick@hotmail.com.

Sunday the 19th August. Bredhurst Woodland Action Group are having their monthly task day. Whether you’re a regular volunteer or coming along for the first time, come and join the BWAG Task Day, led by Rob Pennington, Kent Wildlife Trust. They meet at 9.45 at the allotments in Hurstwood Road, Bredhurst ME7 3JZ. At every task day there are jobs to suit all abilities – from cooking the sausages and making the tea, litter picking and more strenuous jobs for those who like hard work! Tools and lunch are provided (Sausage in a roll, tea & coffee). Either email bwag@vanessajones.plus.com or phone 07813 785940 in advance to let them know you’ll be attending or just turn up on the day. Your help will be much appreciated.

Join the fun, meet new friends and help improve and protect Bredhurst Woods!

Saturday the 21st July, its our monthly activity day at Pierland Wood. A flexible informal day of wonderful woodland conservation work, dormouse surveying (IN SEASON), and enjoyable outside activity with Chris and Susan Gove at our adopted site. Come along and explore this lovely woodland near Ruckinge, Ashford. More details from susanandchrisgove@btinternet.com.

FRIENDS OF THE WESTBROOK AND STONEBRIDGE POND, FAVERSHAM – the next Westbrook clear-up of 2018 will probably be on Sunday, the 23rd September, 10 – 12, still to be concerned, see The Friends of The Westbrook and Stonebridge Pond post on Facebook.

Next event at Vinters Valley, Maidstone, is tba, during the “winter” season, – contact Steve Songhurst for details – Vinters Valley Nature Reserve.  Vinters Valley Nature Reserve

Next event at The Roots Project working in Kings Wood near Challock is tba, The Roots Project.

THE KENT BRANCH of the BRITISH BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION SOCIETY no details for 2018 yet, further details on their website.

 There are just too many events at Kent Wildlife Trust for us to list – but they are all fantastic! More information on the The Kent Wildlife Trust website, look at the What’s On section.

NEXT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (NEXT YEAR) – 10:30 am – Saturday the 2nd of February, 2019?? All will be welcome, Cobtree Manor Park Golf Club, near Aylesford, MAIDSTONE, ME14 3EZ.