Tag Archives: Waddon Ponds

Council gardeners are now an endangered species in Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: While the new Mayor announces the restoration of some services, such as the graffiti-cleaning team, other parts of the fabric of the borough are still vanishing, like red-list endangered species, in this year’s £38m round of cut-backs. PETER … Continue reading

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Bird-watchers are on the look-out in annual species count

JOHN BIRKETT, of the RSPB Croydon group, spotted his first swallow of the summer at the weekend. He’s now preparing himself for a very long day on Thursday. Here, he explains why. Photos by JOHN FLYNN This month sees the … Continue reading

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Look up – don’t miss the migration motorway overhead

NATURE NOTES: As we head into November, with the nights closing in, PETER ALFREY, the ‘Birdman of Beddington’, suggests what to look for in your parks and open spaces, and how to provide wildlife with some help into the winter … Continue reading

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Children’s bird watcher guided walk, Waddon Ponds, Oct 23

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Riverside walk with swans, meadows and Nelson’s fishing pond

WANDLE WANDERINGS: It’s Wandle Fortnight, and we asked our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, to explore the Wandle Trail This is a three-borough walk from one park to another, tracing the course of the nascent river Wandle as it births in … Continue reading

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Keeping the conversation flowing over the source of a river

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Locating the source of the River Wandle ought to be reasonably straightforward, though DAVID GILL says that his latest project has raised a few eyebrows The conversation usually starts something like this: “So David, have got this right? … Continue reading

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RSPB asks for your help with its Christmas goose count

Waddon Ponds is a thriving nature reserve, according to a survey conducted on Christmas Day by Croydon bird-watchers and conservationists. In just one hour before the traditional Christmas lunch, according to a report on the Croydon birders’ website, there was … Continue reading

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