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
Just a quick thank you to Nick for these photos taken while I was on holiday
I went back this evening with my proper camera. Some mating was going on a bit further from the bank but at least I could focus properly on the toadspawn and here for comparison is frogspawn, in clumps
OK - it's not so obvious what's going on here, taken as it was with a mobile camera, without the ability to set the focus manually. There are two toads mating, the smaller and darker male on the back of the larger, lighter coloured female. The heads with their protuberant eyes are the only clear … Continue reading Toads mating and toadspawn
Friends of Dacres Wood volunteers would like everyone in the community to know that our regular last Saturday of the month Open Days start in 2015 this Saturday, 28th March. It is an opportunity to look round the reserve, but also learn how you can help us - and Lewisham Nature - with their conservation … Continue reading Last Saturday Open Days starting now!
We will be opening up our Nature Reserve the last Saturday of every month from this April to October. We are also aiming to include special events most months. These are the provisional plans: May 31st- Teddy bear's picnic June 28th - TBA July 26th - Creepy Crawlies day (bug collecting etc) August 30th - … Continue reading Open Days in 2014