In each case they have provided detail on status and trends for these species, along with key habitats and their protection.

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Highlights

Fly agaric mushroom (red topped mushroom with white spots) growing in leave litter at RSPB Blean Woods, Canterbury, Kent

Kent’s fungi

Tricia Moxey, Fellow of the British Naturalists’ Association

Page 215

purple petals of Lady Orchid (Orchis purpurea)

Kent’s vascular plants

Sue Buckingham & Geoffrey Kitchener, Kent Botanical Recording Group

Page 225

Distinguished Jumper Spider Attulus distinguendus

Kent’s spiders

Helen Smith and Tony Russell-Smith, British Arachnological Society

Page 235

Norfolk Hawker Aeshna isosceles

Kent’s dragonflies and damselflies

Eleanor Colver, Pam Taylor, Adrian Parr, and Marc Heath, British Dragonfly Society

Page 243

Hoverflies Eristalis nemorum

Kent’s flies

Laurence Clemons, Diptera recorder/referee

Page 253

Shrill Carder Bee Bombus sylvarum

Kent’s ants, bees and wasps

Rosie Bleet, Geoff Allen, and Grant Hazlehurst

Page 263

Darkling Beetle Helops caerulea

Kent’s beetles

Tony Witts, Kent & Medway Biological Record Centre

Page 271

Darkling beetle Lagria atripes

The State of grasshoppers, crickets and allied insects of Dungeness

David Walker, Dungeness Bird Observatory

Page 285

Heath Fritillary Melitaea athalia

Kent’s butterflies

Mike Easterbrook, Butterfly Conservation – Kent & South East London Branch

Page 289

Black-veined moth Siona lineata

Kent’s moths

Ian Hunter and Dave Shenton, Kent Moth Group

Page 297

Great Crested Newt Triturus cristatus

Kent’s amphibians

Mike Phillips, Kent Reptile and
Amphibian Group

Page 305

Adder snake all curled up, face and red eye visible

Kent’s reptiles

Rick Hodges, Kent Reptile and
Amphibian Group

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Turtle Dove on a stone

Kent’s birds

Andrew Henderson, Murray Orchard, and John Young, Kent Ornithological Society

Page 321

Water Vole eating a plant

Kent’s mammals

Stephen Hedley, Kent Mammal Group

Page 333

close up of Serotine bat on branch

Kent’s Kent’s bats

Shirley Thompson, Kent Bat Group

Page 343

Oarweed Laminaria digitata

Kent’s marine species

Alana Skilbeck, Kent Wildlife Trust

Page 351

Botany Bay Keystone species Prymnesiophyceae

Kent’s seaweeds

Ian Tittley, Natural History Museum, London

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