Rare grebe drops in

On Saturday 3rd January Nick Croft found a winter-plumaged Slavonian Grebe on Heronry Lake, in Wanstead Park. The bird – which is intermediate in size between Little Grebe and Great Crested Grebe – is still present at the time of writing. It has been diving almost constantly for small fish with, it has to be …

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Top Gadwall site in London

Forgive me if I keep going on about Gadwall in the Wanstead area, but if you have something good why not shout about it? After numbers steadily climbed during the autumn I did wonder whether last year’s record total would be bested. Well, it has been. The fine efforts of Dan and Nick on Saturday …

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New butterfly and moth report out

Butterflies and Moths Report 2014 This year has been a memorable year for butterflies locally. Recent colonists Green Hairstreak and Ringlet consolidated and extended their range during 2014, and in addition to our regular species, Brown Argus was seen and photographed on Wanstead Flats (does it breed there annually?), as was Clouded Yellow. Though 2014 produced neither the moth species diversity nor the …

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Nature Club October 2014

    Jordan Thomas who is an Epping forest Keeper brought along his collection of deer antlers and skulls to show us. We were surprised how heavy they were! There were antlers from British deer such as red deer, roe deer and fallow deer , though the only kind of deer we might see near …

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