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Recording Stag Beetles this summer

Stag beetle in Sidcup May 2017. Always important to share records of Stag Beetles with organisations conducting surveys. An important survey at this link: https://ptes.org/get-involved/surveys/garden/great-stag-hunt/stag-hunt-survey/ How we can help Stag Beetles in our gardens. Download the PDF file . Link … Continue reading

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Sidcup Community Garden February 2017

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Opportunity to comment on our Green Spaces – before Bexley’s Conservatives sells them all?

London’s Green Spaces Investigation Start date: 07 November 2016 End date: 09 December 2016 Please note that the submission deadline for this investigation is 9 December 2016. The capital’s green spaces can offer environmental, physical, mental, social and economic benefits for Londoners. … Continue reading

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Any local experts on the Thames wildlife?

I am from the landscape department in Greenwich University where are we are doing a landscape and social research study of Erith town centre and its surroundings.    I am particularly interested in the ecology around the river Thames in … Continue reading

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Sidcup Community Garden October 2016

Hello All Please find attached the latest newsletter which gives the dates for the next three Saturday morning work sessions. There are two other matters I need your assistance with – Firstly, one of our sponsors – Tesco’s – have … Continue reading

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Your views on Bexley Natural Environment Forum sought

The Bexley Natural Environment Forum is an umbrella body for Friends of Parks and Open Spaces groups, local wildlife and conservation enthusiasts, sustainability campaigners and those with a general interest in the natural environment of Bexley. The Forum works to … Continue reading

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Concern over public footpath maintenance around Crossness

Dear Friends of Crossness Nature Reserve, I have been getting a lot of complaints about the state of Footpaths 1 and 2 between the nature reserve and southern marsh/Eastern Way, and Footpath 2 that runs east-west from the nature reserve … Continue reading

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Danson Park records June 2016

Thanks as always to John Turner for sharing his observations. Danson Park records 06/03/2016 13/6/16 28/06/16 a.m. a.m. a.m. Great-crested Grebe 4+1juv 4+1juv 2+3juv Little Grebe 4 1 3 Cormorant 1 1 Heron 1 1 1 Mute Swan 2+6juv 2+6juv … Continue reading

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Ruxley Gravel Pits 2015 Bird Report

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Another important Bexley Wildlife site to be built on.

Disapointed but not surprised by Bexley’s Conservatives giving planning permission on yet another important wildlife site. Below Ralph Todd’s verbal presentation. Visual presentation they convinced me… 3. The letter sent to those of us who wrote to oppose the application. Jonathan Rooks … Continue reading

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