Category Archives: Welling

Volunteer with Animal Days Out at Keats Road, Welling

Animal Days Out Animal Days Out (ADO) was setup as a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) in 2011 with the aim to provide interactive, educational and recreational opportunities for children, young people and adults with a wide theme of animals, wildlife … Continue reading

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Rue-leaved Saxifrage, new site record for a scarce London plant in Crayford, and Musk Stork`s-bill, possibly new to the Borough of Bexley

A small colony of Rue-leaved Saxifrage (Saxifraga tridactylites),  a small spring-flowering annual, was found by me in Crayford town centre on March 12th, growing between clumps of moss on a pad of concrete, and in bare ground in short grass, … Continue reading

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Erith fish show pervasiveness of plastics problem

International explorer Paul Rose and campaign partners joined environment charity Thames21’s foreshore clean up recently and called on Londoners to “do the right” thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames. The campaign aims to … 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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Corky-fruited Water Dropwort confirmed present on Bexley part of Woodlands Farm

Rodney Burton, compiler of the 1983 Flora of the London area, was at Woodlands farm recently, and was able to confirm that Corky-fruited Water Dropwort (Oenanthe pimpinelloides) does indeed occur on the Bexley part of the farm, the greater part … Continue reading

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Woodlands Farm summer wildlife events announced

Woodlands Farm on Shooter’s Hill is running a number of wildlife survey events this summer. Ffi/to get involved please contact:   “Hannah Forshaw – Education Officer” <education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org> Sunday 7th June – Pollinator survey.  This will be done before, during and … Continue reading

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Welling botany meeting adds probable new species to Bexley list

Rodney Burton writes: One London Natural History Society member was the only other person who turned up to this April 25th meeting! We recorded about 100 species in each of two monads. The only item of special interest was a good … Continue reading

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