Category Archives: Allotments

Volunteer with Animal Days Out at Keats Road, Welling

Animal Days Out Animal Days Out (ADO) was setup as a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) in 2011 with the aim to provide interactive, educational and recreational opportunities for children, young people and adults with a wide theme of animals, wildlife … Continue reading

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Voles the highlight of allotment wildlife survey visit

Four Field Voles (Microtus agrestis) were found on Harland Avenue allotments on Friday October 9th, in the course of ongoing wildlife survey work across all of Bexley’s allotment sites that I am doing as the Bexley Federation of Allotment and … Continue reading

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For the sake of Slow Worms, be careful with your compost heap!

For some years now there have been Slow Worms (Anguis fragilis) in my Barnehurst garden , and at some point one or more (the most was 5 at once) turn up in one of the compost heaps. Indeed there were … Continue reading

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More Bexley mammal news – Weasels and Hedgehog latest

At last night’s Allotments Site Representatives meeting two people reported seeing a Weasel on their patch – Nigel O’Nions down at Love Lane by the River Shuttle in Old Bexley, a couple of weeks ago, and a lady from Stable Meadows … Continue reading

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Bexley in Bloom 2015

No Best Wildlife Garden award this year, but Bexley in Bloom makes a welcome return.    

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Conserving some of Bexley’s rare plants

The latest e-mail from the Kent Botanical Recording Group, which is producing a comprehensive register of rare plants in the county (which in this case includes that part of west Kent that is now in Greater London) called for information … Continue reading

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Bexley allotment sites now registered as ‘assets of community value’

Bexley is the first Council area to have all of its allotment sites registered as ‘assets of community value’ under the Localism Act 2011, thanks to Bexley Federation of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (BFALG). This does not prevent them being … Continue reading

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Bexley entanglements support RSPCA call on netting

The RSPCA is calling for members of the public to tidy away loose netting, warning that it poses a danger to wildlife. In Bexley, a Grass Snake was found dead  in crop protection netting during the ongoing survey of the Borough’s … Continue reading

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