Illustrated Talks for Thursdays 2018

A series of illustrated talks from guest speakers, exploring wildlife near and far. Please feel free to attend all of the talks, just one or any number you like.

This is a relaxed way to take yourself to pastures new on cold winter evenings.

Field Centre opens at 19.00, talks start at 19.30 and end at about 21.30 with a break for refreshments after about one hour.

All welcome, £4.00 per person.




January 11th

Winter Birding in the Land of the Rising Sun 

Tales from Brian’s recent trip to Japan

Brian Summerfield
January 18th

Serengeti – The Last of the World’s Great Wildlife Spectacles

A wildlife and bird safari

Ken Chapman
January 25th

Life on the Rocky Shore

Plants and animals between the tides, on the rocks and in the rock pools

Peter Dean
February 1st

Alderney Bird Observatory with the Warden

The setting-up, work, birds and wildlife of the Country’s newest Observatory

John Horton
February 8th

China Beyond the Clouds

Birds, wildlife and scenery through S and SW China via Lijiang and Hong Kong

Nick Smith
February 15th

Jabirus & Jaguars – Birds & Wildlife of the Pantanal

A Birding and wildlife trip in Brazil to the world’s largest seasonal wetland

Andrew Lapworth
February 22nd

The River Stour – From Source to Sea

In its 40 miles to Pegwell Bay, taking in wildlife, geology, history & architecture

Michael Walter
March 1st

Birding in Lanzarote & Fuerteventura

In search of Houbara Bustard, Cream-coloured Courser and the Islands’ endemics

Paul Hale
March 8th

Operation Turtle Dove – Saving a Bird on the Brink

Based in Kent, Nicole is the RSPB’s Turtle Dove Conservation adviser

Nicole Khan
March 15th

Flora Exotica

Colourful and exciting plants from around the world

Sue Buckingham
March 22nd

Argentina & The Falkland Islands

Some of the Wildlife in Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego & the Falklands

Sally & Ian Hunter
March 29th

Mediterranean Birds

Birds and some flowers from the Southern European coast and islands

John Buckingham
April 5th

A Natural History of Kent’s Mammals

Interesting aspects of mammal behaviour, ecology & conservation. Suzanne is Conservation Officer at Wildwood.

Suzanne Kynaston