Category Archives: Grass Snake

Cory ‘Environmental’ doesn’t believe its own propaganda

Cory ‘Environmental’, the company that has submitted to Bexley Council – in the name of its Belvedere incinerator arm – a plan for two four-storey buildings to cover most of the former Borax fields next to Crossness Nature Reserve, has not … Continue reading

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First chilly snap brings Snipe to Thames Road Wetland

Although I didn’t get out til gone 10.30 this morning (January 1st), there was a chill in the air that hasn’t featured so far this ‘winter’. On the way to Thames Road Wetland for a solo work session,  a Song … Continue reading

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Thames Road ‘dryland’ is nursery for little Lizards

When is the best time for Common Lizard-watching? Probably now – the weather isn’t too hot and can be changeable, plus the year’s crop of babies are very keen to come out and bask rather more obviously than their parents. … Continue reading

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QWAG members enjoy ‘back to nature’ experience at Thames Road Wetland

Seven members of the Quaggy Waterways Action Group, a river restoration organisation, and the Secretary of Friends of Sutcliffe Park, all from Lewisham, visited Thames Road Wetland on Saturday July 18th to learn more about the possibilities for enhancing wetland in … Continue reading

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‘Conservation grazing’ at Thames Road Wetland

It’s been a while since the local ponies were on the site when I was around, but last week (June 23rd) I was intently studying the spread of the rare Brookweed when there was a quiet rustling right behind me. … Continue reading

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Wildlife photos from Foots Cray meadows

The North Cray Residents Association website includes photos of local wildlife (including Grass Snakes). http://northcrayresidents.org.uk/natureslides/natureslides.html  

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Thames Road Wetland work on a grey May day

It was a grey day at Thames Road Wetland yesterday (May 25th). Whilst there were a lot of Azure Damselflies, and some Blue-tails, they were all perched on grasses or nettles and not flying. There wasn’t a lot of avian … Continue reading

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‘Developer’ Andersons to cram Erith Quarry reptiles into less than half the required space

Under pressure from sharply critical submissions by Bexley Natural Environment Forum and London Wildlife Trust, the Anderson Group, which is seeking permission from Bexley Council to build over 75% of the 22ha Erith Quarry, a Grade 1 Site of Importance … Continue reading

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