Plague of Toads on Telegraph Hill?

Walking up Kitto Road SE14 last night, alongside Telegraph Hill upper park, I saw a toad. Then a few metres along another one, and then another. In fact I saw five toads in procession all on the pavement heading up hill in the direction of the church, where people were queuing to watch the community ...

Take A(nother) Walk On The Wild Side

Following his successful walk last year, the FOBLC invites you to take another walk on the wild side with Mike Keogh.  During this free guided walk Mike will help you discover the varied wildflowers and diverse Nature in the two Cemeteries.Meet at the Ladywell Road gate at 2pm on Sunday 17th April.  The walk is ...

A deer jumps through a window in Lewisham

A hundred years ago today, a deer jumped through a window in Hither Green Lane:'Deer in a Lewisham HouseA deer, which had apparently escaped from some park, on Friday jumped through the window of a house in Hither Green-Lane, Lewisham, occupied by Mrs. Perren and her daughter and did considerable damage. Chairs and tables were ...

Reptilian terror in Peckham Rye

A reptilian monster is lurking in the depths of the lake on Peckham Rye, terrorizing passing wildfowl... or not. This terrapin seems to be just chilling out on a wooden island floating on the lake. I wonder how did terrapins become established in the park - were they deliberately introduced or did someone just abandon ...

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

This Sunday 27th April, Mike Keogh invites you to 'Take a Walk on the Wild Side' will lead the walk which will look at the trees and plants in the two Cemeteries. Members with expertise in this area are welcome to join in with Mike.All members and members of the public are, of course, welcome to ...

History Corner: New Cross Gate Cutting

A fascinating tour of London Wildlife Trust's New Cross Gate Cutting/Brockley nature reserve last weekend in the company of New Cross Commoners, with volunteer warden Steve Cleall giving us an insight into the site's history and wildlife.The reserve, situated alongside the railway line with its entrance on Vesta Road SE4, is a great slice of ...