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RSPB Bird Count Winter 2017

Posted on 29th January, 2017 in Events | News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
RSPB Bird Count Winter 2017

This weekend is the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch and we joined forces with the Friends of Green Dale to do a spot of early morning twitching today. Armed with binoculars, pens, pencils and bird ID books, we headed out into DKH Open Space and Green Dale to record the species we saw from 9am – … Read more »

Spring Walk 2015 Report

Posted on 21st May, 2015 in Events | News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
Spring Walk 2015 Report

Last Saturday, 16th May a group of about twenty people met in Dog Kennel Hill Open Space for the annual Spring walk. This was led by the superb Daniel Greenwood who works for the London Wildlife Trust and who helps to maintain Sydenham Woods. The walk began in the open space where we talked through the many … Read more »

Dog Kennel Hill Discoveries

Posted on 12th April, 2015 in News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
Dog Kennel Hill Discoveries

By Stephen Govier Dog Kennel Hill Wood is full of colour in March and early April as Violets, Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria, syn. Ficaria grandiflora Robert, Ficaria verna Huds.), Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens) show off a return to warmer days. Yet is not all what it seems in our small space … Read more »

RSPB Bird Count Winter 2015

Posted on 25th January, 2015 in Events | News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
RSPB Bird Count Winter 2015

Six members of the Friends group took part in the RSPB Garden Birdwatch today 25th January from 11am – 12pm. It was a grey overcast day but there was no rain. We came armed with binoculars, bird identification books, pens and the birdwatch results sheets. Our first sighting was of six goldfinches chasing each other … Read more »

Meadow Work

Posted on 11th November, 2014 in News | Plans | Wildlife (0 Comments)
Meadow Work

We have now taken over responsibility for maintenance of the wildflower meadow and Stephen Govier is our “meadow officer”.  We have acquired a scythe and to date three mowings have been made.  The last one took place a couple of weeks ago. A number of plants (57 in total) were identified earlier this year and … Read more »