Upon returning from Madagascar I was very sad to learn of the passing of Kent's legendary naturalist, Eric Philp.
Eric was the author of the Atlas of Kent Flora (both volumes) and has been dubbed the modern godfather of Kent botany. Before he retired Eric worked at Maidstone Museum as the County Recorder where he helped to collate large numbers of records from the public. As a consequence there are significant numbers of records on the KRAG system that are attributed to Eric. In 1998 The Kent Field Club published Eric's Provisional Atlas of the Reptiles and Amphibians in Kent. During my 2004 hunt for elusive Kent Sand Lizards, I made reference to Eric's observations on recording native colonies of the species (he looked, but didn't find).
As others have already noted, it is the end of an era.