Phoenix Group

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This is a group run for 13 to 18 year olds in conjunction with the RSPB. The aim is to bring nature to life by having fun with lots of hands on activities.

Events take place in and around the Field Centre (unless otherwise indicated) on the last Saturday of the month from 10.00 till 14.00 and costs just £3.00 each session per person.

In order to take part young people must be registered with SBBOT. Please email to register your interest and request registration forms. Events will be limited to 20 young people so please contact us as soon as possible.

Group Leaders Ivonne Cutt and Peter Dean are first aid trained and CRB checked and covered by the RSPB’s insurance and support unit. If you would like to talk to someone about the way your group is run and how you are treated please call the RSPB on 0800 9178566 open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to speak to someone, there is an answerphone at all other times.

Each meeting will follow a similar pattern. We will get to know the area by going to different places. Including visits to the ringing room, when weather permits, to observe the ringing process, learn identification tips and aging criteria, also examine any interesting moths that may have been caught the previous night.

19th January

Big Garden Birdwatch

Take part in the RSPB’s citizen survey, on the weekend of 26th to 28th Jan.  How to log your sightings and learn how to attract more birds to your garden. 

23rd February


Which insects can they attract and why do they need them.

30th March

Help to build a bug-hotel

Get involved with this exciting project at St Peter’s churchyard, Sandwich for the Sandwich in Bloom event. Meet at the churchyard in Market St., CT13 9DA at 10.00am.


27th April

Beach clean

Help to keep our seas free of man-made litter and survey what items have been discarded.

 25th May

Moths and butterflies

Check the previous night’s moth trap with our Warden, Steffan Walton.

29th June


with Lauren Baker.

27th July

Owl Pellets


31st August

Conservation Work

Practical conservation task on the Estate.

28th September

Bird Migration

and what scientists learn from ringed birds.

26th October

Marine Rescue

How the ‘British Divers Marine Life Rescue’ helps whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals in trouble and how you can help them.

30th November

Rocks and fossils What are rocks made of? How easy is it for a fossil to form?

Bring along any of your favourite rocks or any strange ones which you would like to be identified.

December No Meeting


*Please note the August meeting is the last Saturday of the month.

Please click here to find our policies and procedures regarding the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

RSPB contact details

Please click to find contact details for the RSPB, should you have any concerns that you wish to raise with them.