Category Archives: Lesnes Abbey Woods

Report of Bexley RSPB bird walk, Lesnes Abbey Woods, March 11th 2017

Ralph and Brenda Todd report on the birds and other wildlife seen in Abbey woods at Bexley RSPB’s walk on 11th March. Comments are made about the condition of the heathland and wildflower areas, much of the credit for which … Continue reading

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Lesnes Woods ‘garden grab’ – will Bexley uphold existing policy or signal further shift towards Boris-inspired ‘densification’ agenda?

‘Bexley Wildlife’ has been contacted by local residents opposing a plan to demolish numbers ‘5 and 6 Friars Walk to create access to a new development of 8 detached 2/3 storey houses (2×3 bed, 3x4bed, 3x5bed) with rear gardens backing to … Continue reading

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Updated ‘PROVISIONAL CHECKLIST AND ACCOUNT OF THE MAMMALS OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BEXLEY’ (Edition 4) published

The guide to the mammals of Bexley, compiled by Chris Rose with contributions from a number of local wildlife observers,  has been significantly updated to include a number of new Hedgehog records, additional information about Harvest Mice in the Borough, … Continue reading

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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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Lesnes Abbey Woods Conservation Volunteers – December and January events

The volunteer group that does conservation management work in Lesnes Abbey Woods has published its latest schedule of events which run up to the end of January 2017. Events are free and take place from 12 – 3.30pm. No particular skills … Continue reading

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Lesnes Woods conservation group announces interim programme

Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers, the group that does habitat management work in the woods, has issued details of events for the next month, pending the drawing up of a longer term series of sessions once work on the visitor centre … Continue reading

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Lesnes Abbey (Woods) Conservation Volunteers issue programme of August/September events

This Lesnes Abbey (Woods) Conservation Volunteers group, which maintains and enhances the woods for wildlife meets at 12 noon at the picnic tables by the Lesnes visitor centre every second Sunday. No particular skills are needed to get involved, there … Continue reading

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Dawn Chorus Bird Report from Lesnes

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Dawn Chorus Walk – Lesnes Abbey

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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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