Sunday, 31 July 2016

Dacres Wood, Lewisham

Yesterday I working at Dacres Woods Nature Reserve another pretty dull and overcast day although the sun did appear briefly. The reserve occupies 2.5 hectares in the London Borough of Lewisham, to the east of the main railway line between Forest Hill and Sydenham stations. It was formerly part of a large Victorian garden, and includes an important remnant of the old Croydon Canal.

The snake carved bench was donated by Froglife's London Dragon Finder Project and offers lovely views across the pond. We spotted lots of froglets and a few toadlets as well as an adult toad which we moved from the storage garage that the volunteers were tidying.

View from the bench

View from the dipping platform towards the bench

A hiding Toad

Speckled Wood butterfly