Category Archives: Danson Park

Bexley RSPB Danson Park field trip report, 14th November 2017

Pochard and Little Egret were the highlights of the visit, the report of which was provided to us soon afterwards by the authors but the posting of which has been held up by computer and other issues at ‘BW’ HQ … Continue reading

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Crayford Marshes – crunch time for Bexley Conservatives over poll promise

At the 2016 Greater London Assembly elections, in a leaflet issued by Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate for mayor – which prominently featured Gareth Bacon, now member for the Assembly’s Bexley and Bromley constituency – an ‘action plan’ was promised … Continue reading

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Updated CHECKLIST AND ACCOUNT OF THE ODONATA (DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES) OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BEXLEY (6th edition) published

This updated guide to the 19 species of Dragonflies and Damselflies of the London Borough of Bexley, compiled by Chris Rose with additional records and photographs from Ralph Todd, Ian Stewart, Karen Sutton, Martin Petchey and Wren Rose, provides information … Continue reading

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Friends of the Shuttle events Jan-March 2017

Advance notice of Friends of the Shuttle events on the River Shuttle, at Danson Park, and in Danson Park Old English Garden (which the group helps maintain).  The River Shuttle meeting time is 10.30, that for the OEG is 10.00. … Continue reading

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Bexley RSPB – report of Danson bird walk, October 27th

An illustrated report from Ralph and Brenda Todd of birds seen on the Bexley RSPB walk around Danson Park on 27th October: Download the PDF file .  

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Friends of the Shuttle end of year river and Danson events

This Autumn FotS continue their programme of river cleaning events along the River Shuttle.  Locations to be confirmed.  They will be meeting at 10.30am.  All tools and equipment provided as are tea/coffee and biscuits after the event.  Please contact them … Continue reading

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Swifts back over Barnehurst

There were thirteen or fourteen Swifts back at their usual haunt over Northall Road yesterday evening (May 4th), between Barnehurst railway station and the golf course. This is a known breeding area. The ‘Bexley Wildlife’ team and Bexley Bird Report … Continue reading

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Danson delight as 5 Yellow Wagtails drop in – pictures

The Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a summer visitor, migrating to winter in Africa. A serious decline in breeding numbers means this species is now on the red list of birds of conservation concern. Occasional birds are seen as over-flys or … Continue reading

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Updated checklist and account of Bexley Dragonflies and Damselflies published as season gets underway

‘Bexley Wildlife’s’ guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies in the Borough, and where to see them, has been updated to mark the start of the flight season – during which the adult insects metamorphose from their unobtrusive aquatic larval stage, take … Continue reading

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Rue-leaved Saxifrage, new site record for a scarce London plant in Crayford, and Musk Stork`s-bill, possibly new to the Borough of Bexley

A small colony of Rue-leaved Saxifrage (Saxifraga tridactylites),  a small spring-flowering annual, was found by me in Crayford town centre on March 12th, growing between clumps of moss on a pad of concrete, and in bare ground in short grass, … Continue reading

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