We work to record and protect the wildlife of Dulwich and encourage the cooperation of residents in these objects. A form for recording flora and fauna is provided annually in the Dulwich Society Newsletter. We aim to raise awareness locally of many species of plants, birds, insects, amphibians and small mammals which share our urban habitat.
We take part in local and national bird recording surveys. We have contributed to the national stag beetle survey; in which South London gardens rated very high for this threatened species. We have also taken part in the London ladybird survey.
We are again conducting our own Pond Survey of Dulwich for the third year in succession. Members who have ponds in their gardens have provided us with valuable information. This year we have been advised by Nicholas Meade of Froglife, London's 'Pond Doctor'.
We support other local organisations which are concerned with wildlife, such as London Wildlife Trust who administer Sydenham Hill Wood Nature Reserve and the Sydenham Hill Station Nature Reserve. We liaise with the Dulwich Society Tree Committee.
We have an annual public lecture on a wildlife subject of local interest. Recent subjects have been: hedgehogs, foxes, owls and wildlife gardening. Lively discussions with the lecturers usually follow these talks. This year Nicholas Meade is giving us a walk/talk in Sydenham Hill Wood.
We can also advise on the care of wounded wild animals and birds; and put people in touch with organisations who will help with these cases. Please ring Angela Wilkes on 020 8693 5789 for information.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 02:28