Category Archives: East Wickham Open Space

Bexley butterfly highlights of 2016

A round-up of key butterfly observations in the London Borough of Bexley during 2016 Principal contributors – Steve Carter, Joe Johnson, Mike Robinson, Chris Rose and Purnendu Roy. Summary: As envisaged in the 2015 report, White Admiral was confirmed as a Bexley … Continue reading

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Butterflies of Bexley checklist, status and distribution. Paper significantly revised and updated. Now with photos of selected species.

A new, January 2016, version of THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BEXLEY: A CHECKLIST OF SPECIES, STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION REPORT is now available for download via this site: https://app.box.com/shared/static/i1xdnau06q7xgjbocbbed1eivttvopkx.doc and available at the foot of this article. This second publication … Continue reading

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Lepidoptera at East Wickham Open Space

Purnendu Roy reports that he saw the following species at East Wickham Open Space, north west of Welling town centre,  on the way to the Rosemary Road allotments this week: Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Large Skipper Green-veined White, Small White Brown … Continue reading

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Bexley Council has no management plan for 80% of SINCS it wholly or partly owns, reveals FOI request

80% of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation wholly or partly owned by Bexley Council have no management plan (i.e. only 1 in 5 does), and 3 of the 6 plans that do exist expired more than 7 years ago. … Continue reading

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East Wickham Open Space – recent plant survey results

East Wickham Open Space, north of Welling town centre, is a large site with extensive wildflower meadows, which we presume were sown at some time in the past. A good array of species persists, and the site is well worth … Continue reading

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Provisional checklist and account of Bexley mammals published at ‘Bexley Wildlife’ website

Mammals as a group are poorly recorded in London and their distribution is not well understood, partly because many species are small and largely nocturnal. Information about the status of mammal species in Bexley is limited and widely scattered. In … Continue reading

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Danson Parakeet roost count exceeds 2,000 birds

The Ring-necked Parakeet (Bexley) ‘study group’ or RNPB for short (well, I just made that title up) organised the first multi-person Parakeet count at the new Danson overnight roost this evening, in a bid to get a more accurate figure … Continue reading

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East Wickham Open Space species records for 2014

Moira Scottow of East Wickham Conservation Volunteers has circulated a list of species recorded at the site this year, compiled by team member Del. There is an array of trees, scrub and seed-bearing plants, so a good list of birds … Continue reading

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East Wickham team slam habitat management error

East Wickham Conservation Volunteers, meeting on 15th July 2014, minuted that they were ‘….. very disappointed that habitat has been destroyed at the Highbanks entrance (to East Wickham Open Space). A few weeks ago it was completely cut down on … Continue reading

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