Category Archives: Erith Marshes

Crossness Nature Reserve – Kids Go Wild (Round one …)

We ran the first of two family events titled ‘Kids Go Wild’ on Saturday 15th July. Children and grandchildren got to try their hand at pond-dipping, where there was some friendly competition going on as to who could get the … Continue reading

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Karen welcomes student visitors to Crossness Nature Reserve

I entertained some very enthusiastic (despite the rain) young naturalists at Crossness Nature Reserve last week. Students from Hertfordshire’s Simon Balle Academy came all the way over to south-east London when they heard about our Slow Worms. Two very clever … Continue reading

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Cory/Borax fields found to be of regional, possibly national, importance for invertebrates (post outline planning permission …..). Campaigner pressure appears to be paying dividends.

Further wildlife survey work, required by Bexley Council as part of its granting of outline planning permission for the building by Cory of large data centres on open fields next to Crossness Nature Reserve, has revealed them to be of … Continue reading

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Crossness Nature Reserve – new programme of events announced. Potential new members welcome. Possible first record of Bearded Tit breeding at the site.

Upcoming Crossness Nature Reserve events – enjoy, learn and help manage one of Bexley’s finest wildlife sites.  This Saturday afternoon (15th July), there is a Kids Go Wild event on the nature reserve, where your children or grandchildren might like to … Continue reading

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Odonata survey training event adds Red-eyed Damselfly to Crossness roster

Some ten plus Red-eyed damselfly (Erythromma najas) seen on the Southern Marsh at Crossness by attendees at the June 3rd Dragonfly and Damselfly identification workshop led by London Wildlife Trust’s David Courtneidge, brings the total number of species recorded at … Continue reading

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Bexley RSPB visit to Crossness nature reserve, 21st Feb 2017 – report and pictures

Ralph and Brenda Todd’s report on the latest birdwalk they have led, this time at Crossness on Erith Marshes. Good variety of birds seen including, for some, glimpses of a Bearded Tit. Download the PDF file .    

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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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It’s Gold on former Thamesview golf course for Mike Robinson

Mike Robinson’s find of six Golden Dock (Rumex maritimus) plants in late July, at the former Thamesview golf course to the west of Crossness, has now been confirmed by Dock expert Geoffrey Kitchener of the Kent Botanical Recording Group. Very … Continue reading

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Some recent Bexley butterfly photos by Mike Robinson

A Painted Lady Butterfly rests on the Foreshore beside the Thames in the Erith area ~ 3 August 2016 pic.twitter.com/p11459Rzyc — Mike Robinson (@MikeFRobinson) August 3, 2016 A Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly visits Buddleia flowering beside the Thames Path in the … Continue reading

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Another important Bexley Wildlife site to be built on.

Disapointed but not surprised by Bexley’s Conservatives giving planning permission on yet another important wildlife site. Below Ralph Todd’s verbal presentation. Visual presentation they convinced me… 3. The letter sent to those of us who wrote to oppose the application. Jonathan Rooks … Continue reading

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