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Bat Survey

Posted on 11th December, 2012 in News | Wildlife (0 Comments)

Having had the bat boxes up for a year the council agreed to us having a bat survey carried out to see if any bats had roosted in the boxes. Only licensed bat inspectors are allowed to open up bat boxes and we used Huma Pearce from Mostly Bats to carry out our survey. Whilst … Read more »

Second Bulb Planting

Posted on 25th November, 2012 in Events | News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
Second Bulb Planting

The friends of DKH Wood met today to do a second round of bulb planting in and around the wood. Lots of people showed up and there were a couple of new faces that came to offer their support. Last year we planted winter aconites,wood anenomes and wild garlic. This year we planted 100 native … Read more »

DKH… we have bats!

Posted on 8th September, 2012 in Events | News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
DKH… we have bats!

The bat walk on the 5th September was absolutely brilliant. Thirty five people came.. lots of new faces and some very enthusiastic young wildlife lovers. Daniel Greenwood from the London Wildlife Trust (LWT) brought three bat detectors with him. “Bats use high frequency calls normally beyond the range of human hearing to build up a … Read more »

Hedgehog on the Greendale

Posted on 23rd July, 2012 in News | Wildlife (0 Comments)
Hedgehog on the Greendale

These lovely photos were taken by Jonathan Coe as he walked through the Greendale fields. The hedgehog was curled up in a ball by the side of a path and had tried to hide by covering itself in dried grass. Although this isn’t a sighting in DKH Wood and Open Space, it is important because … Read more »

Litter Picking and Butterfly Count

Today the friends met to pick litter in the wood and park. Amongst the items found were a BB gun and a vintage fireplace surround! And there was the usual array of deflated footballs and Sainsburys detritus. It was a roasting hot day and we had a chance to fill in our forms for the … Read more »