Thanks to Tom for sending these through - not sure if it was you who tool them or Kayla. In any case, it's great to see what someone else sees to photograph
It wasn't great weather for our first 'last Tuesday' yesterday, especially for taking photos, but good company all the same, and a special welcome to two new volunteers, Kayla & Tom. That's Tom on the right, helping Caroline & Julia remove brambles for the south end of the pond in the morning. Health and safely … Continue reading Grey weather, cheerful company!
Morning - 9.30: I'm going to be in Dacres Wood tomorrow, in the morning, starting 9.30, doing some conservation work. Could be putting on waders and pulling out more reed sweet-grass, but if that's too damp and cold, it could be the time to measure the girths of those big old Turkey Oaks. Just how … Continue reading Last Tuesday of January!
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!
We're starting this low key, building up a group of volunteers to do conservation work at Dacres Wood on the last Tuesdays of each month, starting at 10.30. There'll be at least three of us there tomorrow, mainly pulling more reeds out of the pond, which is essential to keeping it fully frog, toad and … Continue reading Conservation volunteering, tomorrow and following last Tuesdays
Here is our continuously maintained list of tasks to be done at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve and Field Studies centre. Some of the tasks will be simple, some more long term visions, and we will have missed other things volunteers might be able to do, so please use the form here to make suggestions - and … Continue reading Things to do!
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?
An exciting email yesterday - The London Wildlife have secured some funding to promote, rediscover and connect the Great North Wood - and we're delighted to be identified as 'core activity woodland' For more about the project, download this PDF Great north wood info sheet
We're delighted that yesterday evening those attending the Perry Vale Local Assembly voted £2,500 for a new bridge / walkway across our pond, to be matched by a further £1,500 found by LB Lewisham Ecology Officer, Nick Pond. Thank you to everyone involved.
The reserve is starting to look Autumnal now, and as hoped last week, I found some new fungi. I was also accompanied by Alison, a researcher from UCL developing an approach to measure bio-diversity from the sound scape of a location, which correlates with conventionally assessed bio-diversity. Look forward, in due course, to recordings of … Continue reading Weekly walk, September 2nd