The Nature Reserve at Ruxley is a Site of Special Scientific Interest with an impressive list of species that is run by Kent Wildlife Trust.
Just a stone’s-throw over the border in Bromley, the small Ruxley team is currently rather under-resourced, and only able to do a few habitat management sessions a year on Sundays during the winter season. The reserve would quickly lose its special status without targeted intervention, so help would very much be welcomed from the south of Bexley and further afield to their habitat management sessions.
All the tools are provided. You would need suitable clothing to take part and you may prefer to bring your own gardening gloves. The group meets at the gate on Edgington Way, [A223] at 10:30am on the scheduled dates. Watch the calendar and the Bexley Wildlife Facebook page for work party dates.
The group also now has its own Facebook page at:
As of March 2017 a website is under development.
Suitable tasks are allocated from cutting back buddleia and bramble to felling small trees. The Warden will give more information on the day.
A packed lunch is suggested and we finish at about 2:30 PM and can adjourn to the pub if you want to.
Your support would be very much appreciated and you would find it most rewarding experience.
Otherwise, visits are by prior appointment only.
For information about the site see:
78 species in four months at Ruxley Gravel Pits.
2015 Bird Report for Ruxley Gravel Pits