Archive for the 'Events' Category

7th December 2011, Wednesday

Lookers’ Hut

Come and see the newest Lookers’ Hut on Romney Marsh.
FREE Family Event including The Sheep Show and spinning demo, photo exhibit, crafts, gifts and cards for sale.
Sunday 11th December 11.30-3.30pm Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, Dymchurch Road, New Romney, TN28 8AY. 01797 369487.

2nd December 2011, Friday

RSPB Dungeness Christmas Fair

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December, 10am – 4pm
Produce and craft stalls, cards and calendars, plants, second-hand books, tombola, children’s activities including Christmas tree decoration and badge making, face-painting (11am – 2pm) and lucky dip, photographic exhibition, gift-wrapping service. Plus our usual range of bird food and feeders, optical equipment, natural history books and gifts for all ages.

26th November 2011, Saturday

Optics demo

Sunday 27th November 10am to 4pm.

There’s still plenty to see around the reserve, with long-tailed duck, smew, great white egret, glossy ibis and bittern all present today. Passerines were a bit harder to connect with due to the strong wind but a couple of goldcrests were seen in the shelter of the willow trail and tree sparrows continued to flock in good numbers around the feeders at Boulderwall Farm.

4th November 2011, Friday

Change of Event

The next Winter Lecture of the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has changed!
On Saturday 26 November @ 2.30pm @ Winchelsea Beach Community Hall, David Lang will be talking about CHILE, A LONG THIN JOURNEY and not the previously advertised THE FOLKLORE OF PLANTS by Sue Buckingham.

2nd October 2011, Sunday

Charity Bird Watching Event

There is still time for you to enter a team in the Charity Bird Watching Event in the RX Area on Saturday 8th October 2011 in support of RSPCA Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre & Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Help us to Celebrate 50 years of RSPCA Mallydams Wood and join in the fun.
Click here for full details and registration form in a pdf.
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12th August 2011, Friday

RSPB Dungeness Family Fun Weekend

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August, 10 am – 5 pm. A fun-packed weekend for all the family. Free entry all weekend. Pond-dipping, face-painting, bug hunting, competitions, games, guided walks and much more! Free goody bag for all kids.

20th July 2011, Wednesday

What will we find on the beach this time?

This weekend two beach surveys are taking place:

These are part of the Marine Conservation Society’s Beachwatch campaign where up to 400 beaches around the U.K are surveyed for all the marine debris that has found it’s way there.  Generally, rubbish of plastic origin makes up 70% of all litter found, with fishing nets and ropes very common.  Our local beaches have turned up toys from Europe, a water colour painting and even a message in a bottle.

Volunteers join in to scour the beach for all traces of rubbish, attempt to identify it all and send the results off to the Marine Conservation Society to be part of a national report.  It can take 2 to 4 hours recording but we are able to make a short stretch of beach litter free for all, including the marine wildlife too.  All the plastic can be around for thousands if not millions of years and is a deadly hazard for birds, fish, cetaceans, seals and others.

All info about these beach surveys can be found at

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has organised the surveys at Rye Harbour on Saturday 23rd July and Pett Level on Sunday 24th July, both starting at 10am .

If anyone would like to join in please can they contact Lucy Balmforth at or 01797 227784 for Rye Harbour surveys, or Andy Dinsdale at for Pett Level surveys.

9th June 2011, Thursday


The Hastings Trust are holding an environmental event on Saturday 18th June, 10am – 4pm at The Old Coachworks, Upper Broomgrove Road, Ore Valley, TN34 3PH.

  • Music, activities, stalls, energy advice and demonstrations of all things ‘green’
  • Local schools show their vision for the pier of the future, all made from recycled materials
  • Take part in a straw bale build, den building, junk modelling, or just watch everyone else!

FREE entry – come along and enjoy a great day out for all.

10am – 4pm at the Hastings Adventure Playground, Ore Valley.

See for more info.

29th May 2011, Sunday

RX Wildlife Festival

See lots of wildlife events all this week across the RX area by clicking here.

28th May 2011, Saturday

RSPB Dungeness – pebble trail open day

Come to the public opening of our Pebble Trail.
Turn up any time between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm to make a pebble trail badge, enter our Name-the-Leafhopper competition and decorate your own pebble paperweight before going out to explore the pebble trail. Find out how the whale bones were found on the reserve, what animals live on and between the pebbles, why the lakes were excavated and how pebbles can give you good luck! Let our friendly leafhopper show you the way !