The ‘Bexley Wildlife’ team, a web platform collaboration between Bexley Natural Environment Forum and the Greener Bexley Charity, invites ‘followers’ and other interested people to join us at a social event on Tuesday August 18th from 7p.m. at Bexley Village Library. The library is situated at the junction of Bourne Road and Albert Road, near to the railway station and bus routes.
Light refreshments will be available for purchase from the library cafe, but attendees are welcome to bring their own, including alcoholic beverages. Some of us will probably repair to a local hostelry later on, and people will – of course – be free to come and go as they please.
The evening will be largely informal, but we have lined up three short talks of up to 10 minutes duration each to provide a bit of focus whilst people get to know one another. The proposed schedule is as follows, but we’ll play it by ear depending on how things are going …..
7.30 p.m. – Michael Heath from Thames21 and the local Friends group will talk about the latest wildlife work on the River Cray and surrounding areas at Footscray Meadows.
8.20 – Karen Sutton, Biodiversity Team and Crossness Nature Reserve Manager at Thames Water will discuss recent developments at this Erith Marshes site and how you can get involved.
9.10 – Chris Rose, Vice-chair of Bexley Natural Environment Forum and local wildlife recorder will provide an update on what’s known about Dragonflies, Damselflies and Butterflies in Bexley, including exciting new finds and what may be coming next.
10.00 – Close and relocate to local hostelry for those who may be interested.
We will have seating and there are tables available for groups and individuals to display spare newsletters, membership forms and other items of local nature conservation interest.
We hope this will be the first of a series of social events at which members of various local conservation groups and solo wildlife enthusiasts who may otherwise not come across one another very often can get together and compare notes and ideas and feel part of a bigger ‘team’ working to study, protect and enhance nature in the Borough of Bexley.
We look forward to seeing you there. Feel free to put the word around to anyone you know who may be interested.
Chris Rose, for Bexley Natural Environment Forum and Jonathan Rooks, Greener Bexley Charity (aka the core ‘Bexley Wildlife’ team)