FOWP’s resident ecologist Dr Dave Dawson has been studying Wimbledon Park’s birds, wildlife and plants for more than 30 years. His blog charts seasonal changes in the park and notes interesting sightings.
Dave Dawson's natural history notes for 19th April 2018:- Just one Black-headed gull left, so they have departed for their breeding areas. The importance of Ashen Grove Wood is shown by birds singing there and [...]
Read our very own batman's fascinating article on Wimbledon Park's bat population first featured in the Wimbledon Society's March 2018 newsletter Dawson, D. 2018 The night shift
Dave Dawson's natural history notes for 21st March 2018:- Black-headed gulls have assumed their breeding plumage, with dark heads and are disputing amongst themselves in preparation for departure for the breeding grounds. The Common gulls [...]
Dave Dawson's natural history notes for 21st January 2018:- The geese were out in the grass of the public park in the early morning but, as usual, with the arrival of dog walkers they made [...]
Dave Dawson's natural history notes for 27th October 2017:- The geese were mainly on the Golf Course this morning, making it more difficult to achieve a full count. It’s not clear why they have shifted [...]
Dave Dawson's natural history notes for 24th August 2017:- Most of the geese were out on the grass of the public park until the first dog walkers sent them off to the lake at around [...]