When you are next along the River Cray between Five Arches and Water Lane you might notice last winter’s Chalk Stream Restoration Work a Thames21 project. Why not Stop Look and listen, you will see what still looks a bit raw, grey and strange, that some trees have been hinged or cut then secured inContinue reading “River Cray – Stop Look Listen”
After the lakeside drama in last week’s post we take a quiet stroll into North Cray Woods, where you will see that you do not have to drive to a National Trust site to find the delights of a carpet of bluebells carpeting the spring time woodland. We have our own beautiful blooming bluebell experience,Continue reading “Bluebells in the Woods”
A springtime reminder of the hazards facing wildlife on the Meadows when people get too close. In this case the perils of fishing litter returned to the Five Arches this week when a Canada Goose became mortally entangled and wounded by fishing line and tackle. This distress and injury to the bird was reported toContinue reading “Perils of Fishing Litter”
Some delight with the arrival of a second Swan at Five Arches this February, are they a mating pair? and ready to make their home on the River Cray at Foots Cray Meadows. Let’s hope so.
The Friends were set up in June 2006 in order to protect Foots Cray Meadows, a magnificent mixture of landscaped open space, Meadows and Woodland covering an area of 97 hectares (240 acres) which has survived development from the urban sprawl of London. It is an important site to many local people and visitors alikeContinue reading “Friends Website”