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Last Saturdays in 2017 – Open Days and moth / bug identification

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

Thank you, GoodGym!

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!

Conservation volunteering, tomorrow and following last Tuesdays

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

How to be a curious entomologist

Richard Jones - a.k.a. Bugman Jones will be in Dacres Wood this Saturday from 10.00 to 4.30, showing how to be a "curious entomologist".  As he explains: Insects are everywhere. They are so many, and so varied — fascinating, beautiful, mysterious, bizarre. Through their mind-boggling biodiversity they offer us a window into the ecological complexity of … Continue reading How to be a curious entomologist

Blackberry and Cinnamon Cake – Sounds delicious!

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!