As Friends of Dacres Wood, we open the reserve to visitors on the last Saturday of each month, between March and October. For details upcoming and past events, follow the sub menu options here. The centre can also be booked, via LB Lewisham Ecology officers, both for regular use and special events.
Did you know it's possible to book Dacres Wood for children's parties, and other events? It's done via the Council, but they now have: a Google calendar they can share here on this web site - and there is also the booking form which goes through to the Council We'd like to help get the building … Continue reading Booking Dacres Wood
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
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?
Thanks to Fiona B who contacted us with this recipe ahead of Saturday's blackberrying Open Day: Ingredients 150g/5oz unsalted butter, softened 150/5oz caster sugar 150/5oz ground almonds 150/5oz self raising flour 1 free range egg 10ml/ 2 teaspoons cinnamon 10ml/2teaspoons vanilla extract 225/8oz fresh blackberries Plus some for decoration Icing sugar for dusting Method Preheat … Continue reading Blackberry and Cinnamon Cake – Sounds delicious!
Last Saturday saw our last regular "last Saturday" Open Day for 2016, although the last Saturday of October will see volunteers from GoodGym Lewisham helping clear reeds from the pond. But now we are thinking ahead, to 2017 and beyond. Of course, we will resume our regular "last Saturday" Open Days, which we hope will … Continue reading Planning ahead to 2017
Some serious progress made on clearing reeds from the pond this Saturday, thanks to volunteers from GoodGym - and waders supplied by LB Lewisham! GoodGym had been featured that morning on BBC Breakfast, so to find out more about them, here it is on YouTube And I'm pleased to say they seemed to like Dacres … Continue reading Thank you, GoodGym!
From April, we will be resuming our regular Open Days on the last Saturday of each month, so April 29th May 27th Jun 24th July 29th August 26th September 30th These will be from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm, and an opportunity just to look around the reserve in your own time. However, we hope … Continue reading Last Saturdays in 2017 – Open Days and moth / bug identification