Tag Archives: Crayford

Braeburn Park (LWT) update – more volunteers/wildlife surveyors welcome …..

London Wildlife Trust’s reserve manager Shaun Marriott provides an update on progress and future work plans at the Braeburn Park site, by the railway in Crayford. Besides hands-on habitat management, Shaun is looking for people to monitor birds, do butterfly … Continue reading

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Braeburn Park reserve (LWT) – spring birds, butterflies and vegetation management

There were more signs of spring at London Wildlife Trust’s Braeburn Park reserve, over the railway line from Hall Place, on 9th March. It being a workday, there wasn’t much time for walking around recording wildlife, but a Peacock, a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Braeburn Park workdays with the London Wildlife Trust – more help needed!

Shaun Marriott, Reserves Officer (South), London Wildlife Trust, is looking for more help with site management as the winter looms, since there is much to do and there has been less help from the local community so far than had … Continue reading

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Clouded Yellow, and once-extinct-in-UK moth, found on doomed Crayford Town centre site

A Clouded Yellow butterfly (Colias croceus), primarily an immigrant species,  originating from northern Africa and southern Europe, was seen on the former Electrobase site in Crayford this afternoon (11th September). More usually a very occasional sight in our ‘coastal’ areas of … Continue reading

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House Martins still at home on Shearwood Crescent

The House Martin colony nesting on properties along Shearwood Crescent,  Crayford, next to Perry Street Farm and Stoneham Park, has at least 9 nests this year, of which 3 were in definite use when I had a quick look when … Continue reading

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LWT announces Braeburn ‘open day’

The Braeburn Park Nature Reserve in Crayford, over the railway line from Hall Place, which is managed by London Wildlife Trust, will be holding an open day on Sunday 10th July. See poster below for details: Download the PDF file … Continue reading

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Ralph visits gym to confirm Crayford Little Egret roost

Ralph Todd, well-known for his study of local birds, has been wondering where the Little Egrets seen in the Borough roost for the night. A few years ago former Cray Riverkeeper Ashe Hurst had mentioned the trees downstream of Crayford … Continue reading

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Local conservationists work with the sow thistle recognised in Lost In London magazine.

Local conservationist Chris Rose has been managing the Thames Road Wetland for some years now and has worked with others to grow the endangered marsh sow thistle and reintroduce it to the site. It is now, no longer extinct in London. The … Continue reading

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