The GDPR applies to ‘personal data’ meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier. The concept of legitimate interests as a lawful basis for processing is essentially the same as the equivalent Schedule 2 condition in the 1998 Act, with some [...]
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 doubtless breeding: Blackcap, Blackbird, Blue tit, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Great tit, Mistle thrush, Robin, Song thrush, Wood pigeon, Wren and Stock [...]
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 seem to have gone already. Canada geese are departing to breed elsewhere. A patrol man with a border collie dog [...]
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 their way onto the lake at around 09:00. Hazel catkins were out. This is the best time of the year [...]
Join us for a family-friendly tree planting event on 24 and 25 February 2018, 10am to 1pm. We will be planting 600 more trees in Horse Close Wood to protect veteran Oak trees on the southern edge of the wood. See Flyer tree planting Feb 18-1 for further details. Hope to see you there!
The Friends of Wimbledon Park and Justine Greening, MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, will be hosting a public meeting on 23rd November seeking your views on how Wimbledon Park can be improved. This will be held at The Wimbledon Club, Church Road, SW19 5AG at 7pm. A flyer detailing the purpose of the meeting [...]
Our Ecology Adviser, Dave Dawson, is giving a free Lecture on the history of Wimbledon Park for the Wimbledon Society next Thursday - see http://www.wimbledonsociety.org.uk/activities.aspx?page=Lectures. Details as follows if you would like to attend:- Thursday 9 November at 2pm “Wimbledon Park – a History” Dr Dave Dawson shares with us his research on our local [...]
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 their early morning location away from the public park. There’s a large Caper Spurge just inside the Stadium fence right [...]
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 08:40.