Category Archives: Hall Place

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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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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Buzzards and Red Kites

With both Buzzards and Red Kites having been seen around the Hall Place area in the last few days, Joe Johnson describes the differences. Download the PDF file . Species spotlight – Common buzzard & red kite Joe 

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RSPB Bexley Group – Hall Place and Crayford Rough, 26th January 2016

The valuable series of walks highlighting the birdlife to be found in Bexley continued with this event at Hall Place and Crayford Rough: Download the PDF file .  

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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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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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Don’t feed the ducks bread!

According to the Canal and River Trust, we’ve been feeding ducks junk food for decades. They estimate that each year six million loaves – equal to the size of 20 double decker buses – are thrown into canals and rivers in … 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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Braeburn park bird walks

Peter Beckenham, of the London Wildlife Trust, has planned a couple of guided bird walks at Braeburn Park, the Trust’s new reserve in Crayford – on the south side of the railway line opposite Hall Place – for January and … Continue reading

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Hall Place and Danson House face complete loss of Council funding.

The charity that runs Danson House and Hall Place house and gardens on behalf of Bexley residents is facing the complete loss of funding over the next four years in Bexley Council’s latest round of cuts. With 107,000 visitors a … Continue reading

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