Wren Wildlife walk

  The February Wren wildlife walk was led by James Heal and started at Jubilee Lake. Even though the weather was windy and rather wet 20 plucky people turned up to hear about the abundance of birds on dispaly. Two Pochard, two Gadwall and four Shoveller mixed the more common Mallard and Tufted Duck and …

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Blooming January

Happy New Year! Could there be any better way to start off the New Year than with a search for plants flowering in Leytonstone? Not a question that has often crossed my mind, so I was a little surprised by the proposal from Tricia Moxety to do just that as part of the 7th Botanical …

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This is the time to look out for the variety of mushrooms and toadstools that may pop-up almost anywhere. Most of our summer bird visitors have disappeared, but on the Flats the perky Stonchat (top) will either be easy to see or elusive. Winter thrushes are starting to arrive from the North. Look out for …

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The star of early September was the Greenshank which stayed on Heronry for just over two weeks. The real rarities were however were two insects: a female Red-veined Darter photographed by Nick Croft in the SSSI and a Long-tailed Blue butterfly in Wanstead spotted and photographed by Christian Moss. Both of these are firsts for …

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Dragons and Damsels

There is a good display of Dragonflies and Damselflies on Shoulder-of-Mutton pond right now. Hundreds of Small Red and good numbers of Willow Emerald Damselflies also larger Brown Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer and Emperor Dragonflies.