Great to have made contact with local runners' group, Good Gym, who like to combine their exercise with helping community groups such as ours. Here's a link to what they will be doing for us this October RUN TO CLEAR REEDS FROM CHOKING POND
Dacres Wood will feature in a Lewisham Nature Walk this Sunday. Led by botanists Tom Moulton and Pete Richardson (who has documented many of the species in Dacres Wood), it will start from Forest Hill Station at 2.00 pm, and we expect to be getting to Dacres Wood around 2.45, before going on to Mayow … Continue reading Lewisham Nature Walk this Sunday
We felt our new bridge / walkway deserved something rather more imaginative than the standard red ribbon for its official opening by Perry Vale Cllr Susan Wise Thanks to Ema's Secret Adventurers for the froggy garland, to Dani for the reed chain, and LB Lewisham Ecology for the loppers. Who needs scissors?
And even an AGM, beforehand from 12.00. What more could anyone want? Seriously, from 1-4pm Dacres Wood will be open for our regular last Saturday of the month Open Day. Dani will be organising an arts themed activity for kids, in anticipation of Dacres Wood being a major venue for the Sydenham Visual Arts Trail … Continue reading June 25th Open Day, Arts activity for kids, Official Bridge Opening
Claire's organising another of her ever popular Teddy Bear picnics for our May Open Day this Saturday - with an earlier start time to encourage families to come for lunch with a picnic. We're also thinking about a new activity this year ... watch this space. And in the background, there may be woodsmen, digging … Continue reading May 28th Open Day – Teddy Bears’ Picnic
We've got our April open day coming up this Saturday - 1.00 pm to 4.00, so everyone welcome to have a look round. The reserve is looking very spring like, but the paths are still flooded. We can lend wellies, and in kids sizes too. We're also planning a tree identification and measuring activity … Continue reading April 30th Open Day – help us get to know our trees!
This Saturday, from 1.00 to 4.00, is our first "last Saturday of the month" Open Day at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve. As well as just having a look round this rather special local space, we hope visitors will take the opportunity to meet members of our committee who will be around, and learn more about … Continue reading Open Day, Sat March 26 – Frogspawn Egg Hunt and Conservation work!
Absolutely perfect day to be outside yesterday. We had a wonderfully sunny moring exploring around the pond trying to find frogs and spawn. We managed to see a fox with a poorly leg, a heron who was very busy eating frogs (we saw him gobbling a huge one) and a pair of crows building their … Continue reading 22 March 2016 – Little Explorers Club
Even though as a Friends group we are thinking about what we'll be doing in 2016, the weather is still cold, and the pond is flooded, making getting round it difficult unless wearing gumboots. Last weekend we had a bird walk let by Paul, where the highlight was seeing a sparrow hawk, perched high in … Continue reading Weekly Walk, March 18th 2016
I went round the reserve yesterday with Nick Pond, LB Lewisham Ecology officer, reviewing all the things we might one day want to do there. At the moment it's just a list of notes which I need to get into some kind of order. After our bird walk Sunday we could maybe talk over some of … Continue reading Chat about what to do in reserve this Sunday?