this coming saturday the 5th may
EARLY SPIDER ORCHIDS OF SAMPHIRE HOE
Join in a gentle walk starting at 2pm around the Hoe to discover the fascinating life story of the Hoe early spider orchids. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
LEADER: Paul Holt, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 225649). MEET: Site management office, Samphire Hoe. The Hoe is sign-posted off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (TR 294 391 or CT17 9FL). DISTANCE: 1 mile (1.5 hours). GRADE: 2. Dogs on leads.
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
Contact: Sue Bradford
Tel: (01304) 241806
Ah fascinating there Howard.
But just let me remind everyone about Phil Eyden's superb pictures of the very same Spider Orchids on Doverforum Nature Page no 1..see menu left
here is a link to it direct
Cracking stuff from Phil there..wot a lad with the camera! havent seen any new pictures from Phil in a while..
Just to nip this to the top again as it slipped away rather quickly..both as a reminder of the pleasant walk itself and also a reminder to take a look at Phil's photos of the Spider Orchids. See the link above and click away merrily..
More than 18,000 peeps have viewed that page.
the weather seems to be brightening up a bit, would suggest that anyone thinking of going rings the number in the first post to see if it is still going ahead.
Would love to go to Samphire Hoe but unfortunately there is no way if one is not becarred (P.S. if unpersoned is OK so is becarred).
helping the hoe tomorrow meeting at the site office 10. 15 am.
a lovely sunny day is forecast for the work, all volunteers welcome.
many thanks to sue bradford of w.c.c.p for sending us in these photos from yesterday, certainly couldn't have wished for better weather.
the hoe requires constant work to ensure that species resident survive and flourish and that birds and other creatures are attracted to it so more volunteers are always welcome.
a bit of advance notice here of a walk on sunday the 2nd december, the theme is wild winter at samphire hoe.
discover the work that goes into keeping visitors safe from stormy weather and the challenge it creates, the walk is a gentle mile expected to take 90 minutes.
meet at the site office 2 p.m. where paul holt will lead everyone round - rover is welcome on a lead.
suggested donation £.2. 00
looking at the forcast sunday,wellies and unbrella may be needed.
doesn't look that promising brian but a glance at earlier posts on this thread shows that samphire hoe staff and visitors are not easily deterred by the vagaries of the weather.
as an update,i forcast a good turnout for sunday.
just a reminder of the walk tomorrow, weather forecast is unbroken sun but wrap up warm.
final reminder of the walk today kicking off at 2 p.m.
there is a work day tomorrow meeting at the site office 10. 15 am.
courtesy of wccp website, hopefully the weather will improve for this event.
sunday march 31st 2.00 pm
SAMPHIRE HOE EGGCELLENT EASTER EGG CHALLENGE (Green Gang)
Can you succeed in the egg assault course? Who will win the egg
rolling competition? Please bring your own hard boiled egg and
Suggested donation of £2. LEADER: Steve Walker, White Cliffs
Countryside Partnership (01304 225649).
MEET: Site Management
Office, Samphire Hoe (pay and display car park). The Hoe is signposted
off the A20 from Dover to Folkestone (TR 294 391). DISTANCE:
1 mile (1 hour). GRADE: 2. Dogs on leads.
I used to enjoy all these events and guided walks but now the kids have got older no-one wants to come anymore.I,ll have to wait till my grandson gets older.
a reminder of today's green gang event at the hoe kick off 2. 00 pm .
these photos were taken at the hoe by phil smith 2 weeks ago.
these could be the arctic if we didn't know better.
sheep rounded up this morning to be taken away for lambing.
photos courtesy of steve walker.
Photo courtesy of Steve Walker WCCP at Samphire Hoe, last Friday volunteers filled 18 bags with litter thrown down there.
I find it quite extraordinary that hundreds maybe thousands of people think it right to just litter such a beautiful and serene place.