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Calendar users are strongly advised to check with leaders of events before travelling (where contact details are given), especially if bad weather is forecast, as they may sometimes have to be cancelled or re-arranged at short notice. Events with a hash (#) have been notified to us as potentially subject to a change of date and/or time. We publish this information in good faith, but sometimes late changes are made that do not get brought to our attention in time to amend the calendar before the event is due to take place.

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* Lesnes work for Bluebells LACVLesnes work for Bluebells LACV

Time: 12:00 pm

Sunday October 1st. Protecting the bluebells at Birch Hill Path with Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers. Meet at the west side of the new visitor centre by the metal tables, 12 noon. Ffi "tristan boulton" trissy.boulton@gmail.com

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* Lesnes Woods conservation workLesnes Woods conservation work

Time: 10:00 am

Wednesday September 6th. Lesnes Woods conservation work. Ian Holt, the Lesnes Estate Manager, is running conservation events at the woods every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm, meeting at the new Lodge building. To get involved contact Ian at Ian.Holt@bexley.gov.uk The Wednesday work is in addition to the fortnightly Sunday sessions led by Lesnes Abbey Woods Conservation Volunteers.

* T21 Footscray Meadows workT21 Footscray Meadows work

Time: 10:00 am

Footscray Meadows work with Thames21 Cray team Wednesday, 4th October, 10:00-12:30 pm Various activities include litter picking, restoration of the river bank, vegetation management and habitat creation. Location: Footscray Information Centre at the end of Rectory Lane. Please register you interest below with your boot size and contact phone number. Organiser Ray Hudson Phone: 07578555330 Email: thamesmeadbexley@thames21.org.uk

* Braeburn Park (LWT) workdayBraeburn Park (LWT) workday

Time: 10:30 am

Braeburn Park (London Wildlife Trust) Weds Oct 4th (10.30 a.m.) • Mowing and brushcutting scrub on compt 4d, open up slope, fell small trees for meadow enlargement • Chainsaw stumps and treat • Mow Galloway Drive path Meet tool shed 10:30, on track from stub end of Old Rochester Way to industrial estate, or follow track downhill from south side of A2 bridge over railway and follow the path along the foot of the road bank, turning left at the industrial estate. All is best confirmed by contacting me by email, as there’s much to do around the reserve and as the plan might change at short notice for various reasons, including weather conditions, It's good to know who might be coming. "Shaun Marriott"

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* Crossway Canal clean-upCrossway Canal clean-up

Time: 9:30 am

Thames21 Crossway Canal Clean-up! Thursday, 5th of October, 9:30-12:30 pm. We will be focusing on removing bits of litter and debris that have found its way into the canal. Location: Access from 38 Glendale Way SE28 8HA Organiser Jessica Becher Phone: 07500840596 Email: jessica.becher@thames21.org.uk

* River Shuttle work with FotSRiver Shuttle work with FotS

Time: 10:30 am

River Shuttle work with FotS. Thurs October 5th. Meeting 10.30am and working through til 12.30. Location yet to be announced. Contact as below. As always there will be refreshments after the events and we will need your shoe size if you are planning to come to the River. Tools provided. Ffi: friends.of.the.shuttle@gmail.com

* Braeburn Park (LWT) workdayBraeburn Park (LWT) workday

Time: 12:00 pm

Braeburn Park (London Wildlife Trust) Thurs Oct 5th (noon). • Mowing and brushcutting scrub on compt 4d, open up slope, fell small trees for meadow enlargement • Chainsaw stumps and treat • Mow Galloway Drive path Meet tool shed 10:30, on track from stub end of Old Rochester Way to industrial estate, or follow track downhill from south side of A2 bridge over railway and follow the path along the foot of the road bank, turning left at the industrial estate. All is best confirmed by contacting me by email, as there’s much to do around the reserve and as the plan might change at short notice for various reasons, including weather conditions, It's good to know who might be coming. "Shaun Marriott"

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* BRSPB Birds of the Falklands BRSPB Birds of the Falklands

Time: 7:15 pm

Bexley RSPB Indoor Meeting. Fri 13th Oct. Birds of the Falkland Islands by John Buckingham Location: John Fisher Church Hall, Thanet Road, Bexley. Postcode: DA5 1AP John will be talking of his trip to this remote archipelago in the South Atlantic, which offers a superb opportunity to discover at close hand, some exciting Antarctic bird species, including albatrosses and penguins. Time: 19:15 - 21:45 Price: £3.50 RSPB members, £4.50 non members, children under 16 50p Telephone: 0208 854 7251 E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

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* Crossness migrant birds, LNHSCrossness migrant birds, LNHS

Time: 10:00 am

Sunday 8th October. London Natural History Society meeting at Crossness, hoping to see migrant species. Non-members welcome. Meet Belvedere railway station 10am. Leader George Kalli.

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* Lesnes Woods conservation workLesnes Woods conservation work

Time: 10:00 am

Lesnes Woods conservation work. Ian Holt, the Lesnes Estate Manager, is running conservation events at the woods every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm, meeting at the new Lodge building. To get involved contact Ian at Ian.Holt@bexley.gov.uk The Wednesday work is in addition to the fortnightly Sunday sessions led by Lesnes Abbey Woods Conservation Volunteers.

* T21 Footscray Meadows workT21 Footscray Meadows work

Time: 10:00 am

Thames21 Footscray Meadows work Wednesday, 11th October, 10:00-12:30 pm Various activities include litter picking, restoration of the river bank, vegetation management and habitat creation. Location: Footscray Information Centre at the end of Rectory Lane. To ensure adequate equipment and correct boot sizes available please contact Organiser Jessica Becher Phone: 07500840596 Email: jessica.becher@thames21.org.uk

* Woodlands Fm mammal surveyingWoodlands Fm mammal surveying

Time: 3:30 pm

Wednesday 11th October 3.30pm - Mammal survey setting up traps Thursday 12th October, 9am - Mammal survey collect traps Contact Hannah Ricketts education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org Education Officer The Woodlands Farm Trust 331 Shooters Hill Welling Kent DA16 3RP Tel: 0208 3198900

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* T21 Birchmere Lake clean-upT21 Birchmere Lake clean-up

Time: 9:30 am

*Birchmere Lake Clean-up!* Thursday, 12th of October, 9:30-12:30 pm. We will be focusing on removing bits of litter and debris that have found its way to the edges of the lake. Location: Birchmere Lake. Meet Epstian Road Thamesmead, SE28 Please register you interest below with your boot size and contact phone number. Children 16 and under have to be accompanied by an adult. Organiser Jessica Becher Phone: 07500840596 Email: jessica.becher@thames21.org.uk

* Braeburn Park, (LWT) workdayBraeburn Park, (LWT) workday

Time: 10:30 am

Braeburn Park (London Wildlife Trust) Crayford, workday. Thurs 12th Oct 10:30. • Mowing and brushcutting scrub on compt 4d, open up slope, fell small trees for meadow enlargement • Chainsaw stumps and treat • Mow Galloway Drive path Meet tool shed 10:30, on track from stub end of Old Rochester Way to industrial estate, or follow track downhill from south side of A2 bridge over railway and follow the path along the foot of the road bank, turning left at the industrial estate. All is best confirmed by contacting me by email, as there’s much to do around the reserve and as the plan might change at short notice for various reasons, including weather conditions, It's good to know who might be coming. "Shaun Marriott"

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* Cray - Water Quality trainingCray - Water Quality training

Time: 10:00 am

Water Quality Testing training on the Cray with the Thames21 London waterways charity . Free event. Saturday October 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Meet at Foots Cray Information Centre 2 Rectory Lane, Sidcup, London, DA14 Have you ever wondered what the quality is of your local patch of waterway? Are you curious about what the issues are that affect water quality in greater London? Join us for a training in basic water quality testing. This session is part of our River Cray Project, working to improve the health of the Cray in southeast London. To book a place on this session please register at: http://www.thames21.org.uk/thames21-training-registration/ Fill out the usual information on the registration form and when you see the list of training courses we offer, go to ‘TRAINING FOR BESPOKE GROUPS’ (which is towards the bottom of the form) and select ‘Water Quality, River Cray’ from the drop down menu. Organisers: Molly Gadenz and Jess Becher Email: molly.gadenz@thames21.org.uk

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* Mossy Glade work with LACVMossy Glade work with LACV

Time: 12:00 pm

Sunday October 15th Controlling the more vigorous species at Mossy Glade. with Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers. Meet at the west side of the new visitor centre by the metal tables, 12 noon. Ffi "tristan boulton" trissy.boulton@gmail.com

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* Woodlands Fm mammal surveyWoodlands Fm mammal survey

Time: 3:30 pm

Tuesday 17th October, 3.30pm - Mammal survey setting up traps Wednesday 18th October 9am - Mammal survey collect traps Contact Hannah Ricketts education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org Education Officer The Woodlands Farm Trust 331 Shooters Hill Welling Kent DA16 3RP Tel: 0208 3198900

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* Lesnes Woods conservation workLesnes Woods conservation work

Time: 10:00 am

Lesnes Woods conservation work. Ian Holt, the Lesnes Estate Manager, is running conservation events at the woods every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm, meeting at the new Lodge building. To get involved contact Ian at Ian.Holt@bexley.gov.uk The Wednesday work is in addition to the fortnightly Sunday sessions led by Lesnes Abbey Woods Conservation Volunteers.

* T21 Footscray Meadows workT21 Footscray Meadows work

Time: 10:00 am

Footscray Meadows Wednesday, 18th October, 10:00-12:30 pm Various activities include litter picking, restoration of the river bank, vegetation management and habitat creation. Please wear appropriate clothing to the weather conditions and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Meeting point: The Information Centre at the end of Rectory Lane past the Scouts. Please register you interest below with your boot size and contact phone number. Children 16 and under have to be accompanied by an adult. Organiser Ray Hudson Phone: 07578555330 Email: thamesmeadbexley@thames21.org.uk

* Braeburn Park (LWT) workdayBraeburn Park (LWT) workday

Time: 10:30 am

Braeburn Park (London Wildlife Trust) Crayford, workday. Weds 18th Oct. 10:30 am Brush-cut bramble, cut back buddleia on sand banks, compt 9 Meet tool shed 10:30, on track from stub end of Old Rochester Way to industrial estate, or follow track downhill from south side of A2 bridge over railway and follow the path along the foot of the road bank, turning left at the industrial estate. All is best confirmed by contacting me by email, as there’s much to do around the reserve and as the plan might change at short notice for various reasons, including weather conditions, It's good to know who might be coming. "Shaun Marriott"

* Woodlands Farm Bee walkWoodlands Farm Bee walk

Time: 2:00 pm

Wednesday 18th October, 2pm - Bee walk - last of the year Hannah Ricketts education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org Education Officer The Woodlands Farm Trust 331 Shooters Hill Welling Kent DA16 3RP Tel: 0208 3198900

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* Thames21 Crossway canal workThames21 Crossway canal work

Time: 9:30 am

*Great River Rescue- Crossway Canal * Thursday, 19th October, 9:30-12:30 pm. We will be focusing on removing bits of litter and debris, along with reedbed maintenance Location: Tump52 All tools and equipment provided, along with wellies, waders and protective gloves. We will also be providing refreshments including tea and biscuits. Please wear appropriate clothing to the weather conditions and you may also bring a packed lunch. Please register your interest below with your boot size and contact phone number. Children 16 and under have to be accompanied by an adult. Organiser Jessica Becher Phone: 07500840596 Email: jessica.becher@thames21.org.uk

* River Shuttle work with FotSRiver Shuttle work with FotS

Time: 10:30 am

River Shuttle work with FotS. Thurs October 19th. Meeting 10.30am and working through til 12.30. Location yet to be announced. Contact as below. As always there will be refreshments after the events and we will need your shoe size if you are planning to come to the River. Tools provided. Ffi: friends.of.the.shuttle@gmail.com

* Braeburn Pk (LWT) workday TBCBraeburn Pk (LWT) workday TBC

Time: 10:30 am

Braeburn Park (London Wildlife Trust) Crayford, workday. Thurs 19th Oct 10:30. (TBC) Brush-cut bramble, cut back buddleia on sand banks, compt 9 Meet tool shed 10:30, on track from stub end of Old Rochester Way to industrial estate, or follow track downhill from south side of A2 bridge over railway and follow the path along the foot of the road bank, turning left at the industrial estate. All is best confirmed by contacting me by email, as there’s much to do around the reserve and as the plan might change at short notice for various reasons, including weather conditions, It's good to know who might be coming. "Shaun Marriott"

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* BRSPB Northward Hill workdayBRSPB Northward Hill workday

Time: 9:00 am

Bexley RSPB Local Group Work Party at Northward Hill. Saturday 21st Oct. Location: RSPB Northward Hill Our group has been providing practical assistance to the North Kent RSPB reserves for many years, tackling a variety of practical tasks designed to improve habitats for wildlife including birds and water voles. Work at your own pace, no previous experience necessary, tools and instruction provided. Contact Bob Parker for more information. Time: 09.00 - 12.00 Price: free Telephone: 01322 665849

* BRSPB Sevenoaks reserve tripBRSPB Sevenoaks reserve trip

Time: 9:30 am

Bexley RSPB Field Trip - Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve. Saturday October 21st. Location: Meet at the reserve car park off the A25 in Bradbourne Vale Road. Postcode: TN13 3DH The river Darent flows through the reserve and its main features are a number of well matured gravel pits which support a variety of wildfowl plus kingfisher and passing waders. Walking the paths along the well wooded banks usually turns up finches, woodpeckers, tree creepers etc. Hot drinks and confectionary are available at the visitor centre. There is no charge here, but donations are gratefully received. Time: 09.30am - 12:30pm Price: free but donations are gratefully received by Kent Wildlife Trust Telephone: 0208 854 7251 E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

* Foots Cray Meadws habitat day Foots Cray Meadws habitat day

Time: 10:00 am

*Community Habitat Day at Footscray Meadows* Saturday, 21st October, 10:00 – 2:00 pm Meet Footscray Information Centre at the end of Rectory Lane Thames21 is looking for volunteers to help us create more habitat for fish. We will be working alongside the bank building marginal plantings which will help provide more shelter for fish and areas for spawning. All tools and equipment provided, along with wellies, waders and protective gloves. We will also be providing refreshments including tea and biscuits. Please wear appropriate clothing to the weather conditions and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Please register you interest below with your boot size and contact phone number. Children 16 and under have to be accompanied by an adult. Jessica Becher Phone: 07500840596 Email: jessica.becher@thames21.org.uk

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* Foots Cray Meadws habitat day Foots Cray Meadws habitat day

Time: 10:00 am

*Community Habitat Day at Footscray Meadows* Sunday 22nd October, 10:00 – 2:00 pm Meet Footscray Information Centre at the end of Rectory Lane Thames21 is looking for volunteers to help us create more habitat for fish. We will be working alongside the bank building marginal plantings which will help provide more shelter for fish and areas for spawning. All tools and equipment provided, along with wellies, waders and protective gloves. We will also be providing refreshments including tea and biscuits. Please wear appropriate clothing to the weather conditions and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Please register you interest below with your boot size and contact phone number. Children 16 and under have to be accompanied by an adult. Jessica Becher Phone: 07500840596 Email: jessica.becher@thames21.org.uk

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* Lesnes Woods conservation workLesnes Woods conservation work

Time: 10:00 am

Lesnes Woods conservation work. Ian Holt, the Lesnes Estate Manager, is running conservation events at the woods every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm, meeting at the new Lodge building. To get involved contact Ian at Ian.Holt@bexley.gov.uk The Wednesday work is in addition to the fortnightly Sunday sessions led by Lesnes Abbey Woods Conservation Volunteers.

* Thms Rd Wetland habitat workThms Rd Wetland habitat work

Time: 10:00 am

Thames Road Wetland habitat management and litter/fly-tipping removal, plus boat work to get rubbish out of the river. With Thames21. Wednesday, 25th October, 10:00- 12:30 pm. Meet junction of By-way 105 and Thames Rd by the river Cray. All tools and equipment provided, along with wellies, waders and protective gloves. We will also be providing refreshments including tea and biscuits. Please wear appropriate clothing to the weather conditions and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Children 16 and under have to be accompanied by an adult. This event is kindly funded by the Marine Conservation Society Please contact organiser in advance so the right wader sizes can be provided: Jessica Becher Phone: 07500840596 Email: jessica.becher@thames21.org.uk

* Braeburn Park (LWT) workdayBraeburn Park (LWT) workday

Time: 10:30 am

Braeburn Park (London Wildlife Trust) Crayford, workday. Weds 25th Oct 10:30. Various vegetation management and maybe other tasks. Meet tool shed 10:30, on track from stub end of Old Rochester Way to industrial estate, or follow track downhill from south side of A2 bridge over railway and follow the path along the foot of the road bank, turning left at the industrial estate. All is best confirmed by contacting me by email, as there’s much to do around the reserve and as the plan might change at short notice for various reasons, including weather conditions, It's good to know who might be coming. "Shaun Marriott"

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* BRSPB walk - Lamorbey/HolliesBRSPB walk - Lamorbey/Hollies

Time: 9:30 am

Bexley RSPB Local Walk - Lamorbey Park / The Hollies - Ralph & Brenda Todd. Thurs 26th Oct. Location: Meet at Sidcup Leisure Centre Car Park (Pay & display) We will be looking for early winter visitors amongst the thrush, finch and crest families. Water birds should have discarded eclipse plumage and be in breeding plumage, Walk leaders Ralph and Brenda Todd Time: 09.30 - 12 Price: Free Telephone: 0208 854 7251 E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

* Braeburn Park (LWT) workdayBraeburn Park (LWT) workday

Time: 10:30 am

Braeburn Park (London Wildlife Trust) Crayford, workday. Thurs 26th Oct 10:30. Various vegetation management and maybe other tasks. Meet tool shed 10:30, on track from stub end of Old Rochester Way to industrial estate, or follow track downhill from south side of A2 bridge over railway and follow the path along the foot of the road bank, turning left at the industrial estate. All is best confirmed by contacting me by email, as there’s much to do around the reserve and as the plan might change at short notice for various reasons, including weather conditions, It's good to know who might be coming. "Shaun Marriott"

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* Lesnes Fountain Pond work,LACVLesnes Fountain Pond work,LACV

Time: 12:00 pm

Sunday October 29th Management of Fountain Pond, keeping it open for the frogs and newts in spring. With Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers. Meet at the west side of the new visitor centre by the metal tables, 12 noon. Ffi "tristan boulton" trissy.boulton@gmail.com

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* Woodlands Fm pond maintenanceWoodlands Fm pond maintenance

Time: 10:00 am

Monday 30th October, 10am - Dipping pond maintenance. Wellies or waders recommended! Hannah Ricketts education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org Education Officer The Woodlands Farm Trust 331 Shooters Hill Welling Kent DA16 3RP Tel: 0208 3198900

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* Crossway canal clean, T'meadCrossway canal clean, T'mead

Time: 10:30 am

Title: Litter pick and canal clean in Thamesmead Date: Tuesday 31st October Time: 10:30 - 13:30 Info: We are running a litter-pick and clean-up of the Crossway Canal in Thamesmead on Tuesday the 31st of October. Anyone who attends can help remove some of the waste alongside and within the canal and contribute to providing a clean and vibrant place to live in Thamesmead. We'll be getting into the canal to see what we can pull out and help provide a more vibrant habitat for wildlife. This activity is being run as part of the Great River Rescue campaign. A national month long campaign, coordinated by Thames21, The Canal and River Trust, the Angling Trust, the Marine Conservation Society, the Rivers Trust and Keep Britain Tidy which wants to inspire people to care for their local freshwater site. Meeting point: We'll be meeting by Crossway Park and the canal itself. Nearest address is: 36 Glendale Way, SE28 8HA, Booking with: David Courtneidge dcourtneidge@wildlondon.org.uk 07834 867 422 Things to bring: Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing Packed lunch Spare pair of socks, just in case! We'll bring the teas and coffees You can find more information on our website: http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/events/2017/10/12/litter-pick-and-canal-clean-thamesmead?instance=0 For other events happening in London, check out: https://www.thames21.org.uk/greatriverrescue/ Many thanks David Courtneidge Project Officer (South) Water for Wildlife London Wildlife Trust - Protecting London's wildlife for the future dcourtneidge@wildlondon.org.uk www.wildlondon.org.uk Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LondonWildlifeTrust Twitter https://twitter.com/wildlondon Telephone: 020 7261 0447 - 07834 867 422

         
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