Dragonfly identification and ecology with London Wildlife Trust

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Volunteering and photography at Dacres Wood

The Friends of Dacres Wood are planning a volunteering session Jan 31st in the morning, and in the afternoon, from 2.30, they will going to be going round with a camera just looking and recording what they see growing, or rotting as the case may be - just as interested in fungi!  They would be very pleased if others could join them, … Continue reading Volunteering and photography at Dacres Wood

How to be a curious entomologist

Insects are everywhere.  They are so many, and so varied - fascinating, beautiful, mysterious, bizarre. Through their mind-boggling biodiversity they offer us a window into the ecological complexity of life on Earth, and give us a powerful insight of the workings of the natural world.  But their small size means that they can easily be … Continue reading How to be a curious entomologist

Dacres Wood AGM & Pond Dipping – Saturday 27th June

You are invited to Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve AGM on Saturday 27th June at 12pm-1pm. Please come along if you wish to be involved in your local Nature Reserve.  We are also seeking new members for the committee and the current Chair and Treasurer will be stepping down.  If you would like to … Continue reading Dacres Wood AGM & Pond Dipping – Saturday 27th June

Dacres Wood Open Day -Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Friends of Dacres Wood Nature Reserve invite you to a Teddy Bears Picnic for the next Open Day. Saturday 31st May 1-4pm. Dacres Wood Nature Reserve will be open the last Saturday of every month. If you would like to volunteer and help out on the day please contact us or speak with us on … Continue reading Dacres Wood Open Day -Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Shackleton plays truant in the ‘Silverdale Wood’ (Dacres Wood Reserve)

With thanks to Jan Piggott and  Steve Grindlay for the following information. It is well known that Ernest Shackleton passed his schooldays in Sydenham, as commemorated by the Blue Plaque on the large house on Westwood Hill next to St Bartholomew’s Church, now called ‘St David’s’, but originally ‘Aberdeen House’.  He was the son of Dr Henry … Continue reading Shackleton plays truant in the ‘Silverdale Wood’ (Dacres Wood Reserve)

Dacres Wood open day, Saturday 27 April

The Friends of Dacres Wood have their open day on Saturday 27th April from 12-3 and there will be a "friends of" meeting from 11-12 to complete and sign the constitution. From 12-3 they are hoping that they will be able to help in the nature reserve.  So please bring a sturdy pair of gloves and … Continue reading Dacres Wood open day, Saturday 27 April

Success for the Friends of Dacres Wood

At the recent Perry Vale Ward Assembly meeting the newly formed Friends of Dacres Wood were successful in their bid to win some money for pond enhancements on the site.  For such a new group this is a fantastic achievement and everyone that went to the meeting should be very proud of themselves. Dacres Wood is a … Continue reading Success for the Friends of Dacres Wood