Black-tailed Godwits photographed in the Erith area this February by Mike Robinson. Like several other waders, the species is in trouble and is the subject of a 'head-starting programme' to help build up numbers. It's another illustration of the importance of habitat in Bexley for a number of bird species of conservation concern.
Lesnes woods conservation work. Wednesday 21st February 2018.
In addition to the Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers Sunday work days, staff at Lesnes Abbey Woods now organise a weekly meeting from 10am until 4pm.
Meeting at the new Lesnes Abbey Lodge next to the Abbey ruins every Wednesday volunteers have an opportunity to help maintain and enhance a variety of habitats through practical conservation. Tasks carried out include meadow, heath, pond and woodland management, as well as occasional survey work.
No experience is necessary and all are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear preferably steel toe capped boots.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Ian Holt Estate Manager- Lesnes Abbey Woods London Borough of Bexley
Lesnes Abbey Lodge Lesnes Abbey New Road London SE2 0AX Direct Dial: 020 3045 5618 Internal extension : 5618 Main Council Switch Board: 0208 303 7777 Email:Ian.Holt@bexley.gov.uk ...
Willow Emerald Damselfly
Ruxley Gravel Pits Nature Reserve
[Kent Wildlife Trust]
Report by Honorary Secretary Martin Watts
I am indebted to;
• Ray Hudson for the current picture from Crayford Wetlands
• & Chris Rose for the comments
• & for my excellant volunteers for letting Albert or myself know if you see these signs on willows we may be cutting back.
• & I quote ‘Chris Rose spotted this which he believes is attributable to the Willow Emerald Damselfly. It is at Crayford wetlands and photographed today [15 Feb 18]
A new key & permit available from Martin Watts, Honorary Secretary [by email to firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 01322 528 570]. They cost £10.00 & are valid from April 2018 to March 2019.
For more details see our website; [sites.google.com/view/rgpnr/events]
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