Dave’s Wildlife blog – February 2012

We are sadly saying goodbye to some valued colleagues in Camden. We wish Richard Harris the best of luck with his new position in Sheffield.

A new feature on the web site this month is links to documents that we think will be of interest. These can be found on the Resources page. We will post some examples of our work here.

Dave’s Wildlife blog – January 2012

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We have completed the new management plan for Adelaide Local Nature Reserve and forwarded it to LB Camden. Now we start work on the plan for Westbere Copse LNR. I have worked here for many years and it is my favourite small nature reserve in Camden. It has excellent biodiversity for a small site – reflecting its range of habitats.

The photo shows Mallard ducks enjoying the Westbere Copse pond – which has got to be the smallest duck pond in north London!

Dave’s Wildlife blog – November 2011

Been taking classes on advanced digital photography with a view to improving my wildlife photography skills. Also signed up for a Field Studies Council course on Nature photography.

We have started work on our second nature reserve management plan for LB Camden – this time for Adelaide Local Nature Reserve. This is a south facing meadow reserve in Adelaide Road, NW3. it has logged some particularly rare wildlife and is a good example of how nature can be proteced even in very urban areas. It is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays and is just 5 minutes walk from Chalk Farm tube.  A noteable feature is a great wildlife mural made by graphic designer Lindsay Noble – http://www.lindsayynoble.co.uk/ who designed this web site for us.

Dave’s Wildlife blog – October 2011

This month we started work on rewriting nature reserve management plans for LB Camden, starting with Belsize Woods. This is an area of woodland in Belsize Park that has enjoyed some great visitor experience improvements in recent years. It is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and well worth a visit. Find it in Woodland Walk, NW3.

Also delivered the Ant workshop at Camley Street. The presentation was well received but we had little luck finding ants. Funny, if you have a picnic they seem to be everywhere, but want to find some and they all hide!

Dave’s Wildlife Blog – September 2011

Double treat this month with Field Studies Council courses on Ants at Flatford Mill and Trees in Epping Forest. All set to run my first Ant workshop in October. Don’t laugh at ants! They are fascinating creatures with an important role in nature.