Urgent work carried out at Prickend pond

Making sure that the Commons are safe for people to use is an important aspect of the work of the Trustees and Keepers. Tree safety is a major part of this work. During this year’s  annual tree inspections it was identified that the very large Willow tree, at the edge of the pond by the … Read More

Trustees warn of unwanted pests on the Commons

With Europe at the forefront of everyone’s minds, it is ironic that the Trustees of Chislehurst Commons are having to consider the implications of some unwanted visitors from the continent. The Oak Processionary Moth, which is native to southern Europe, has been found nesting on oak trees in London and elsewhere in the UK. The … Read More

Trustees survey birds on the Commons

Watching the waterfowl on Prickend Pond is one of the great pleasures of living in Chislehurst – the mallards dabbling for food, the Canada geese, argumentative and noisy, the more secretive coots and moorhens, busily paddling in and out of the reeds, the tufted ducks, that disappear from view and re-emerge metres away, the exotic … Read More