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RSPB Bird Count Winter 2014

Posted on 26th January, 2014 in Events | News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
RSPB Bird Count Winter 2014

This weekend saw the RSPB birdwatch take place. A small but brave group of determined souls battled their way through the lashing rain to DKH Wood and Open Space and attempted to count birds. Not surprisingly there was a disappointing turnout of our avian friends as the rain drove them to find shelter. Despite this, … Read more »

Bat Walk 2013 (and slug sex)

Posted on 25th August, 2013 in News | Wildlife (2 Comments)
Bat Walk 2013 (and slug sex)

** WARNING ** This article contains graphic photos of mollusc copulation and is not for the faint hearted. This year’s Bat Walk took place on a warm Sunday evening on the 25th August 2013. Led by Daniel Greenwood from the London Wildlife Trust, the bat detectors were switched on and the walk began: first DKH … Read more »

Wildflower meadow – results!

Posted on 7th August, 2013 in News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
Wildflower meadow – results!

Our seeding of the wildlflower meadow does in fact seem to have had an effect! Despite our misgivings about it making any difference, 2013 saw many new flowers come up. And here’s a video from Jonathan Coe taken on June 15th 2013: Interesting to compare it to the first year of the meadow (when we … Read more »

Bat Walk – 25 August 2013

Posted on 7th August, 2013 in Events | News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
Bat Walk – 25 August 2013

The Friends of DKH Wood are pleased to announce their second Bat Walk. Following on from the resounding success of last year’s walk we are delighted that Daniel Greenwood from the London Wildlife Trust will be leading another bat walk on 25th August. Please meet at the picnic benches in DKH Open Space at 8pm. … Read more »

Parakeets Moving In

Posted on 3rd June, 2013 in News | Wildlife (3 Comments)

These last couple of weeks there has been an increase in the number of parakeets heard in and around the wood. It’s as if they have just realised what a nice place it is and are hanging about more and more. There is to date no evidence that these birds are having an adverse effect … Read more »