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Claire Weedon


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22-06-2014 03:25 PM

Next weekend contain the last Saturday of the month (it's already the end of June!)

From 1-4pm on Saturday, 28th June 2014 Dacres Wood Nature Reserve will be open.

Dacres Wood reserve is located in Honeyfield Mews, off Dacres Road.

The friends of Dacres Wood look forward to seeing as many of as possible.

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dacreswood


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25-06-2014 05:58 PM

Thanks to the Sydenham Society for including this in their enewsletter

Although this month we don't have a Teddy Bears' Picnic as a special event, there will still be a chance for suitably accompanied children to catch tadpoles from the newly installed dipping platform. They - and adults too - may be interested to see the young moorhens I saw down there yesterday evening.



I will also be there trying out surveying equipment - compasses, clinometers, tapes and GPS devices - ahead of our 30th August Open Day, when some geography sixthformers from Sydenham School will be helping conduct the first proper survey of the reserve, including the pond / Croydon canal remnant, looking also at plant species and soil samples. If anyone else wants to help this Saturday, come along and let me know.

Tim

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Perryman


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26-06-2014 02:59 PM

I would be very interested in the results of that survey.
I'd particularly like to know if the current GPS height of the water in the ponds are at the same sort of level as they were when this was a canal.

If the level of the canal was for instants 8' higher than today then the reserve would have looked quite different 200 years ago.

If a GPS reading was taken outside WHSmiths or even the 'Tow-path' along Davids Rd, then that should give a good estimate (minus a couple of feet) for the height of the canal back in the good old days.

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