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by dacreswood
28 Jul 2017 10:39
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dacres Wood Open Day tomorrow
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Views: 1096

Dacres Wood Open Day tomorrow

It’s our regular last Saturday of the month Open Day tomorrow, from 1.00 to 4.00 pm Having tried out the rubber dinghy donated by a very generous Forest Hill business owner this Tuesday, we will be making another attempt to clear the duckweed from the deep end of the pond - help scooping the stuff u...
by dacreswood
21 Jun 2017 17:00
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: If you go down to Dacres Wood this Saturday
Replies: 0
Views: 1131

If you go down to Dacres Wood this Saturday

... it won't, hopefully be too much of a surprise that we're having an Open Day, because for the last few years we've been opening up the reserve on the last Saturday of the month, 1.00 - 4.00 except in winter. And except for last month, when unexpectedly all of our Friends group had other commitmen...
by dacreswood
26 May 2017 17:35
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sorry – no Dacres Wood Open Day tomorrow
Replies: 0
Views: 1448

Sorry – no Dacres Wood Open Day tomorrow

We like to open the Dacres Wood Nature Reserve the last Saturday of each month, but sadly we can't do so tomorrow. Really sorry about this, because there are lots of other good things happening at the reserve.

More here on our web site
by dacreswood
26 Apr 2017 10:55
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dacres Wood April Open Day this Saturday
Replies: 1
Views: 1861

Dacres Wood April Open Day this Saturday

This coming Saturday, from 1 pm to 4 pm, is the first opportunity in 2017 for everyone from the community to look round this local nature reserve, https://se23.life/uploads/default/optimized/2X/7/7e6181b667198d6810b8284716b9711d4fb6de3b_1_375x500.jpg with its large pond, incorporating one of the las...
by dacreswood
3 Apr 2017 08:36
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dacres Wood and Mayow Park Birdwalk, 7.30 am April 9th
Replies: 0
Views: 1197

Dacres Wood and Mayow Park Birdwalk, 7.30 am April 9th

Starting from the Dacres Wood Field Study centre, at end of newly resurfaced Honeyfield Mews, off Dacres Road. It will last between one and two hours. We should see a good range of our local birds, maybe including this notable resident of Dacres Wood from last year's walk http://dacreswood.org.uk/wp...
by dacreswood
30 Jan 2017 12:43
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dacres Wood tomorrow
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

Dacres Wood tomorrow

Anyone want to help with some conservation volunteering, or taking photos tomorrow?

Looking forwards to seeing you

More on our website here

Last Tuesday of January!
by dacreswood
22 Dec 2016 17:12
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Dacres Wood in 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

Dacres Wood in 2017

There are going to be more opportunities to visit this our local nature reserve in 2017. As well as our regular "last Saturday" Open Days, from April, which are an opportunity to visit,and look round at your leisure, the Friends are also organising some regular conservation volunteering op...
by dacreswood
30 Oct 2016 18:28
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: GoodGym, Lewisham
Replies: 0
Views: 1158

GoodGym, Lewisham

Don't know if anyone saw this on BBC Breakfast yesterday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3fKxb6Mcz0 Anyway, GoodGym were also in action at Dacres Wood yesterday, where six volunteers turned up to help us clear reeds from the pond https://gg-api.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/photo/image/32378/carousel_up...
by dacreswood
6 Sep 2016 12:40
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: How to be a curious entomologist
Replies: 0
Views: 949

How to be a curious entomologist

Richard Jones – a.k.a. Bugman Jones https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/666930755709362176/o-jaOWtO_400x400.jpg will be in Dacres Wood this Saturday from 10.00 to 4.30, showing how to be a “curious entomologist” As he explains: Insects are everywhere. They are so many, and so varied — fascinating, ...
by dacreswood
17 Aug 2016 10:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 2016 Blackberry day! - August 27th
Replies: 0
Views: 1113

2016 Blackberry day! - August 27th

It's our August Open Day coming up, and another great opportunity for some blackberrying this amazing local wood

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Open from 1.00 to 4.00 pm - more details on our web site

2016 Blackberry day! – August 27th
by dacreswood
22 Jun 2016 15:29
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dacres Wood Open Day, Saturday 1.00 to 4.00
Replies: 0
Views: 935

Dacres Wood Open Day, Saturday 1.00 to 4.00

From 1-4pm Dacres Wood will be open for our regular last Saturday of the month Open Day. Dani will be organising an arts themed activity for kids, in anticipation of Dacres Wood being a major venue for the Sydenham Visual Arts Trail the following two weekends. Visitors to the Open Day may have a cha...
by dacreswood
24 May 2016 08:21
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: May Open Day and Teddy Bear's Picnic this Saturday
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Views: 1343

May Open Day and Teddy Bear's Picnic this Saturday

http://dacreswood.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/teddy-bears-picnic-poster-2016.jpg Claire’s organising another of her ever popular Teddy Bear picnics for our May Open Day this Saturday – with an earlier start time to encourage families to come for lunch with a picnic. We’re also thinking about ...
by dacreswood
28 Apr 2016 09:48
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Dacres Wood Open Day – help us get to know our trees!
Replies: 0
Views: 1219

Dacres Wood Open Day – help us get to know our trees!

We’ve got our April open day coming up this Saturda, April 30th – 1.00 pm to 4.00, so everyone welcome to have a look round. The reserve is looking very spring like, but the paths are still flooded. We can lend wellies, and in kids sizes too. (If you don't know where we are, we’re at the end of Hone...
by dacreswood
28 Apr 2016 09:43
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Dacres Wood Open Day – help us get to know our trees!
Replies: 0
Views: 858

Dacres Wood Open Day – help us get to know our trees!

We’ve got our April open day coming up this Saturda, April 30th – 1.00 pm to 4.00, so everyone welcome to have a look round. The reserve is looking very spring like, but the paths are still flooded. We can lend wellies, and in kids sizes too. (If you don't know where we are, we’re at the end of Hone...
by dacreswood
24 Apr 2016 17:31
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Birds of prey in Sydenham
Replies: 10
Views: 4634

Re: Birds of prey in Sydenham

Sadly, Sparticus, Sparrowhawks appear to be a bit Nimbyish - it's probably in their genes :D Sparrowhawks require woodland, or at least a small clump of trees, for nesting. Their territories are well spaced - pairs do not tolerate another nest close by. The distance between each nest varies ranges f...
by dacreswood
23 Mar 2016 16:28
Forum: Town Kids
Topic: Frogspawn Egg Hunt - and maybe some Conservation work?
Replies: 0
Views: 1277

Frogspawn Egg Hunt - and maybe some Conservation work?

This Saturday, from 1.00 to 4.00, is our first “last Saturday of the month” Open Day at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve of 2016. http://dacreswood.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/12729148_537803536380152_6555292642539217811_n-768x576.jpg Local Mum Dani is organising a frogspawn themes Easter egg hunt, ...
by dacreswood
14 Mar 2016 08:45
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Frogspawn?
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Re: Frogspawn?

One chilly sparrowhawk http://dacreswood.org.uk/wp-content/gallery/march-13-16-2016/SparrowHawk.jpg According to Paul, leading the walk, if it hadn't been cold and misty, it wouldn't have stayed perched up there, offering us all a good view - and my first actual sighting of one. Moving on to Mayow P...
by dacreswood
13 Mar 2016 16:13
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Frogspawn?
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Re: Frogspawn?

We had a good bird walk this morning, the highlight probably seeing a sparrow hawk perched high up in one of the Turkey oaks in Dacres Wood. We also had some lovely clear views of green woodpeckers - three of them - on one of the ancient oaks in Mayow Park. Hopefully photos to come. We also heard, a...
by dacreswood
8 Mar 2016 17:59
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Frogspawn?
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Re: Frogspawn?

Just a bump for our bird walk Sunday March 13th, starting at the reserve at 7.30, then going into Mayow Park, and finishing back at the Field Studies centre, where there are kettles to make some hot drings. Welcome to join us any time - I'll be tweeting from @dacreswood with #dacresmayowbirds to say...