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Wednesday, 14 October 2015 19:53

A new book, Mammals of Kent is now available to purchase. Find out more here

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Sunday, 11 May 2014 11:35

'The Mammal Society is celebrating the launch of their new Heritage Lottery Funded project Mammal Watch South East (MaWSE) at Wildwood in Kent on Saturday 17th May from 10am. The MaWSE project is engaging the public in a variety of ways in monitoring mammals in the South East counties of Kent,... Read more...

 
Saturday, 16 February 2013 18:23

Eric Philp, Keeper of Natural History at Maidstone Museum, 1958-1993, former President and Honorary member of the Kent Field Club died on 8th January 2013 aged 82. He will be greatly missed by all. He was a major driving force behind founding the Kent Field Club (the Natural History Society of... Read more...

 
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:24

Everyone at The Mammal Society is very sad to relay the news that Derek Yalden passed away last night.

Derek was President of The Mammal Society since 1997, having been a member since 1961, and an Honorary Reader in Zoology at the University of Manchester. Many will have known and worked ... Read more...

 
Sunday, 09 September 2012 10:58

You can now send us your mammal sightings online.

This facility will make it much simpler and quicker to send us your sightings and help ensure we obtain as many records as possible.

You can access this function from the 'get involved' button. Simply fill in the form and your... Read more...

 
Sunday, 09 September 2012 10:48

Last Saturday saw me down at Dungeness reasonably early taking a couple of hours out to look for marine mammals as I'd missed out on the National Whale and Dolphin Watch weekend over the 27th – 29th July. So I'd decided to complete my watch as a Kent Mammal Group activity. It was a shame that... Read more...

 
Sunday, 09 September 2012 10:44

On Sunday, August 5th, 6 members of the Kent Mammal Group were able to help out with the Edible Dormouse Glis glis monitoring effort organised by, Roger Trout. It was an impressive turnout allowing for 2 teams to share the effort.

Mainly due to the spring and summer weather the... Read more...

 
Thursday, 10 March 2011 22:35
A 15 metre Sperm Whale was washed up at Pegwell Bay in East Kent on the 3rd March 2011. Initial post mortem work indicates that the animal had not fed for some time and was dehydrated, a typical finding in large whales that beach dead or dying in... Read more...
 
Sunday, 06 March 2011 22:53

The Kent Mammal Group survey of 35 (plus) wetland sites in East Kent during 2011 has got off to a great start this winter. In January Steve Kirk and Jon Bramley led a training day at Wildwood in Riparian Mammal Ecology and Survey, which found both harvest mice and water vole on the Stodmarsh... Read more...

 
Sunday, 06 March 2011 22:48
There have been recent reports on television that otters are extinct in Kent as no signs of this species were found in an Environment Agency survey of the county's waterways in 2010. To misquote Mark Twain though we are happy to say that "the report of their... Read more...
 
Sunday, 23 January 2011 19:51

Following the success of the first Riparian mammal surveying course held at Wildwood in January, some dates for the practical surveying are now announced.

To participate in these surveys you will need to have attended the course or be experienced in the techniques required. There is... Read more...

 
Monday, 17 January 2011 10:55
After several years of valiant service Phil Buckley is to step down from the KMG committee as events officer. This opens an exciting opportunity for someone to join our dedicated team with a remit to help organise the winter indoor talks for the members and assist with KMG's presence at the summers ... Read more...
 
Saturday, 06 November 2010 21:14
The Kent Mammal Group have recently bought a number of stealth cameras to get shots of elusive animals going about their business without the risk of clumsy humans scaring them off.

Some initial tests have been carried out, the fruits of which are available in the 'Badger' section of... Read more...
 
Thursday, 21 October 2010 13:40
At this time of year we need to remember that Hedgehogs and other animals may have moved into the bonfire you've been building all year. These piles of wood and vegetation make great hibernation sites for a whole host of critters so before you set light to it take a moment to check under it with a... Read more...
 
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 13:00
Staff at a coffee shop in Dorset have been playing host to a visiting otter a mile from the nearest river. The BBC have published an article on this slightly surprising customer.

Click the link to see the write up, there's also a video to watch.
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Monday, 27 September 2010 20:20
The Government will be publishing a White Paper on the natural environment in 2011, which could have wide-ranging implications, positive or negative. Defra is now consulting the public on their views. You can contribute by answering the Defra's four short questions:
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Monday, 08 March 2010 21:11

From the Mammal Society's publication 'Mammal News'.
By Steve Kirk

Eleven years after its inception, the Kent Mammal Group is still going strong, with over 100 members, a healthy bank balance and a fistful of ambitious projects on the go. Of the founding committee, three are... Read more...

 
Thursday, 07 January 2010 12:46

The process of getting our Atlas together has started and by mid Jan 2010 all records held by the Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre (see map) will have been verified by the Atlas Sub Committee of Kent Mammal Group. The map displayed here shows all... Read more...

 
Thursday, 07 January 2010 11:27
Over the last few years the relationship between The Mammal Society and local mammal groups has been poor, partially because TMS has not been able to fund a Local Groups Support Officer. Last year our Chair Jon Bramley was voted on to The Mammal Society National Committee and has taken on the role... Read more...
 
Thursday, 07 January 2010 11:26
Can I say a huge thank you to all the members who manned the stand and called in to the Kent Mammal Group area of Kent Goes Wild (photo), held during the 26/27th of September last at Mote Park in Maidstone.

This was an excellent event, so well done to KCC who organised it, and we... Read more...
 
Friday, 02 October 2009 12:57

Kent Mammal Group are working towards an Atlas of Kent Mammals. We need your help to survey for mammals throughout the county.  We run two training courses to help you... Read more...

 
Thursday, 01 October 2009 20:50
A Humpback whale was found dead under the Dartford crossing on September 12th.

Initially reports of a whale blow being seen led people to believe that another Northern Bottlenose whale was in the Thames but the body of the animal was then recovered and determined to be a juvenile male... Read more...
 
Saturday, 11 July 2009 07:05
This year's National Whale and Dolphin Watch will take place between 7th and 15th of August 2010. This is an opportunity for everyone to become involved in the research which goes into understanding these magnificent creatures. The event is the nineth consecutive annual watch. The results of the... Read more...
 


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