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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 »

Bat Walk Report 2014

Posted on 30th September, 2014 in Events | News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
Bat Walk Report 2014

The bat walk 2014 took place a little later in the year than usual, on 29th September at 6:30pm. It was led by Daniel Greenwood from the London Wildlife Trust. It was the first time that the Friends of DKH Wood used their bat detectors and a good job we had them as 34 people … Read more »

Spring Walk 2014 Report

Posted on 10th May, 2014 in Events | News | Wildlife (0 Comments)

This year’s Spring Walk was led by Daniel Greenwood from the London Wildlife Trust. We were expecting heavy rain but in the end the sun came out and we had a beautiful sunny morning. Seven people came (despite the terrible weather forecast) and we started in the “wild area” of DKH Open Space. Here, flitting … Read more »