Dave Dawson’s nature blog

/Dave Dawson’s nature blog
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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.

2105, 2018

Natural history notes – 19th April 2018

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 [...]

204, 2018

The Night Shift at Wimbledon Park

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

2603, 2018

Natural history notes – 21st March 2018

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 [...]

2603, 2018

Natural history notes – 21st January 2018

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 [...]

411, 2017

Natural history notes – 27th October 2017

 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 [...]

411, 2017

Natural history notes – 24th August 2017

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 [...]