Avocet, Wheatear and Marsh Harrier were amongst the species seen on this well-attended Crayford Marshes bird walk organised by Bexley RSPB, a report of which appears below, thanks to leader Ralph Todd.
The following free lectures, organised by the Ecology and Conservation Studies Society, covering bird conservation, research on birds and birds in human culture, may be of interest to 'Bexley Wildlife' followers. They are being held at Birkbeck, University of London, across Friday evenings in October and November.
Community Habitat Day at Footscray Meadows September 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thames21 is looking for volunteers to help us create more habitat for fish. We will be working alongside the bank building marginal plantings which will help provide more shelter for fish and areas for spawning.
All tools and equipment provided, along with wellies, waders and protective gloves. We will also be providing refreshments including tea and biscuits.
Please wear appropriate clothing to the weather conditions and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
The easiest way to get to the location from the nearest station is Sidcup where you will need to catch the 492 bus to Bluewater, the stop you get off at is ‘Parsonage Lane North Cray Church’.
Meeting point: Leafield Lane DA14 5EB
Please register you interest below with your boot size and contact phone number.
Children 16 and under have to be accompanied by an adult.
Dragonfly and damselfly survey. Friday 22nd Birchmere Lake Thamesmead to Tump 53. Meet Thamesmead library, Binsey Walk.
Part of a series of surveys across the capital led by London Wildlife Trust. All surveys will start at 11:00 with an approximate end goal of 14:00. If this is your first survey with us please come 15 minutes earlier to fill out some details. No previous knowledge required. Please bring binoculars or camera if you have them, sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Please can you also bring a packed lunch and water. To book and for further information contact David Courtneidge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07834 867422. Giving a mobile number will mean you can be informed if a survey has to be cancelled due to poor weather. ...
Wednesday Sept. 20th. Lesnes Woods conservation work. Ian Holt, the Lesnes Estate Manager, is running conservation events at the woods every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm, meeting at the new Lodge building. To get involved contact Ian at Ian.Holt@bexley.gov.uk The Wednesday work is in addition to the fortnightly Sunday sessions led by Lesnes Abbey Woods Conservation Volunteers. ...