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 at Foots Cray Meadows last autumn. Weasel has previously been reported from Hall Place, and animals could use the river corridor to travel further afield, including up the Shuttle.The species has also been recorded from elsewhere at FCM.

On the way home I took a minor detour through Bursted Woods and just as I was coming out onto the open grass area almost got hit on the head by a small bat, which I was then able to watch foraging along the woodland margin. A passing dog walker asked me what I was doing, and it transpired he was interested in wildlife and had seen and photographed a Hedgehog there recently, which he was able to verify by showing me a photo he’d taken of it, which usefully gave a date and time stamp of 21.10 of April 7th.

Ffi on mammals in Bexley, see the paper here:

Download the PDF file .

https://app.box.com/shared/static/1xrf4av0kmzvkjc599n17g3ku6ofx8h4.doc

Chris Rose

Fox culling Joydens Wood 1950s. Gamekeeper, Mr William Barrett third from right with horn.

Fox culling Joydens Wood 1950s.
Gamekeeper, Mr William Barrett third from right with horn. One would like to think this approach to predatory mammals was something consigned to the history books, but the Government wants to ditch the Hunting Act, and there are  still major problems with raptors being killed in the UK. 

 

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