More fun – filled activities in the Chalk Pits

Following the great success of the event in June, QECP Ranger Joe Williams will be leading another one on 21st October.

In June everyone saw scores of orchids, two lovely slow worms and a range of butterflies before everything was released back into the wild.

Joe explains that “October will be the time for pumpkins and golden leaves on trees. The chalk pits will be wearing their autumnal clothes and looking beautiful. All the creatures will be busy securing the last foods available before the hard months of winter ahead.”

To celebrate this time of year the QE ranger team are arranging an event on Saturday 21st October, when they will: provide a short guided walk; look for fungi; bring bat detectors; and run a family-friendly “bat and moth” game so that everyone can understand how these special creatures navigate.

This event is likely to run from about 4pm to 8pm (so that we can see bats flying at dusk) but we detailed timings will be confirmed nearer to the date so that people can choose whether to come for some or all of the activities.

Soft drinks, teas, coffee and cake will all be available – and all events are open to all ages!

Joe can be contacted by email ( and if anyone sees any problems of damage, vandalism or misuse in the Chalk Pits please contact the QE Rangers who will be happy to come to the site to sort things out. Simply phone QECP on 02392 595040 or for any urgent / out of office hours matters, please phone 07540 930 092.