Away Days

Woodberry Wetlands: lessons for Wanstead Park?

On Thursday 5 October a group organised by Epping Forest Operations Manager Geoff Sinclair visited the Woodberry Wetlands reserve in Stoke Newington. As well as Geoff, the party included chief ecologist Dr Jeremy Dagley, conservation arborist Richard Edmonds and other Epping Forest representatives. Several members of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands and Wren Group also …

Woodberry Wetlands: lessons for Wanstead Park? Read More »

Trip to Two Tree Island

On Sunday 14 February 2016, 10 members of the Group met at West Ham station to catch the 9:13 train to Leigh-on-Sea. Even before we reached the bridge onto Two Tree Island, we had been treated to fine views of one male and two female Stonechats and a close, and surprisingly confiding, Curlew. Once onto …

Trip to Two Tree Island Read More »

Wallasea RSPB Reserve Awayday

Visit to Wallasea RSPB Reserve Awayday on 29 November 2015 Mute Swan Brent Goose Shelduck Eurasian Wigeon Eurasian Teal Mallard Shoveler Pheasant Cormorant Little Egret Tufted Duck Grey Heron Kestrel Moorhen (Canewdon) Coot (Canewdon) Ringed Plover Golden Plover (heard only, Nick) Grey Plover Lapwing Dunlin Common Snipe Black-tailed Godwit Curlew Greenshank (Nick) Redshank Black-headed Gull …

Wallasea RSPB Reserve Awayday Read More »

Canvey Wick awayday

Half a dozen Wren members visited the Buglife reserve of Canvey Wick on Sunday 17th May. This brownfield site was going to be developed as a refinery, but the development was never completed and it is now reverting to a more natural state. We were blessed with sunny, dry weather, though the fresh breeze probably …

Canvey Wick awayday Read More »