Sunday, 28 July 2013

Rocky Shore Safaris Do not miss them.

This week if you want an activity that will fascinate the kids then get down for the Rocky Shore Safaris. They are taking place as follows:

  • Wed 31 July, 12:30pm - Botany Bay, Kingsgate, Broadstairs
  • (Sign in: Besides Beach Kiosk, at bottom of steps from Marine Drive CT10 3LG)
    • Thur 1 August, 1:30pm - Nayland Rock, Margate Main Sands
    (Sign in: Promenade, near Nayland Rock shelter CT9 1XN)
    As part of "Beach Blast Fun Day"*
    • Fri 2 August, 2:30pm - Stone Bay, Broadstairs
    (Sign in: Lower promenade, near bottom of steps with toilets accesssed from Eastern Esplanade: CT10 1DP)
    • Tues 13 August, 9:30am - Minnis Bay, Birchington
    (Sign in: Promenade by Tidal Padling Pool, CT7 9QP)
    • Wed 14 August, 10:30am - West Bay, Westgate
    (Sign in: Next to West Bay Cafe, CT8 8QG)
    • Sat 17 August, 2:30pm - Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs
    (Sign in: Lower promenade, at bottom of slope to the beach, CT10 1TJ)

    Boxes and sieves supplied  and guidance given on exploring our wonderful tidal reefs and rock pools. Experts on hand to identify creatures found.

    More details on Thanet Coast Project  website.

    Tuesday, 9 July 2013

    Under Our Feet

    A Talk on Local Geology by Peter Golding

    On Thursday, 18th July at the Lecture Hall, Broadstairs Campus of  Christ Church University, Northwood Road, Broadstairs.

    Doors Open 7.15 p.m..  The Talk starts at 7.45 p.m.

     Everyone is welcome.

    Admission is £5, £2.50 for students and £3 for IOTAS members who are sponsoring the Talk.

    There is free parking at the rear of the University Building.

    Thursday, 4 July 2013

    Westbrook Wildside

    Westbrook Ramble, Insects and Wildflowers

    With the long grass the Westbrook Undercliffe is a haven for birds, insects, butterflies and wildflowers. For those interested in field studies its worth a visit.

    Monday, 1 July 2013

    Who said Rocky Shore Safaris were only for Kids?

    Thanet Coast Wardens put on Safari for the Big Kids.


    Discussing the fine points of crabs.

    Love is in the air!!!

    Result of Love on the Rocks

    Group briefing
    On Friday 28th June over 20 of the Westgate Health Walking Group were treated to a Thanet Coast Warden's led Rocky Shore Safari. The weather stayed dry long enough for them to get down and be kids again. Rock pooling on Thanet's tidal reefs can be enjoyed by all.
    They were amazed by the variety of marine life found on our coast which included crabs, fish, sea anemones, shells, prawns and shrimps along with all sorts of seaweeds. 
    Many thanks to Wardens Chris, Eileen and Tony who  led the event and gave a wealth of facts about the finds. Look out for future events from Thanet Coast Project this summer and if anyone wants to enjoy a walk the walking group they meet at Westgate Library every Friday at 10.15 am.