Diario del proyecto Brent Friends of Parks Observations

4 de junio de 2023

We have joined Curio - Tree ID mapping linked to I Tree

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15 de abril de 2023


We are using the DAFOR scale.

This can be subjective, however, guidance generally followed by recorders is to under record using the DAFOR scale.


We found the scale adaptation noted by this group here: https://botanykaren.net/2021/07/31/dominant-abundant-frequent-occasional-or-rare/#:~:text=The%20final%20lists%20were%20broken%20down,Dominant%2C%20Abundant%2C%20Frequent%2C%20Occasional%20and%20Rare.&text=The%20final%20lists%20were,Frequent%2C%20Occasional%20and%20Rare.&text=lists%20were%20broken%20down,Dominant%2C%20Abundant%2C%20Frequent%2C%20Occasional

Locally not advised to be added to the DAFOR scale, with N used for regular comparison between 2 sites.

Publicado el 15 de abril de 2023 18:20 por brentparks brentparks | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

15 de mayo de 2022


Great footage using a drone.

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16 de abril de 2022

12 de abril de 2022

Tree Mapping In Brent

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19 de febrero de 2022


The Narrow-leaved Bitter-cress (Cardamine impatiens) is a scarce plant in London and Hertfordshire; with apparently the only known site being at Fryent Country Park. It occurs there naturally; the last known London and Middlesex location being 'near Harrow' in 1901, which could actually be the same place as now, since the Wembley side of the Country Park was part of the parish of Harrow until 1894.

And then it was regarded as extinct in London and Middlesex.

Until re-discovered in the 1980s at Fryent Country Park.

Though related to the 'Bitter-cress' species that occur as weeds in gardens, it is much taller reaching about our waist height. Each set of leaflets is attached to the stem with a pair of characteristic arching stipules. Narrow-leaved Bitter-cress does prefer some slight ground disturbance where patches of soil are exposed, as for example on the hedgerow ditches . Elsewhere in Britain it occurs, for example on the exposed river banks of the River Medway and the River Seven, and on scree in the Pennines.

Publicado el 19 de febrero de 2022 21:45 por brentparks brentparks | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

3 de diciembre de 2021

Barnhill Conservation Group

Wildlife recording with Barn Hill Conservation Group
Barn Hill Conservation Group run a number of wildlife recording projects.
Surveys also aim to provide information about how conservation work is
affecting wildlife. A key output from surveys are the records of the wildlife.
The essence of a wildlife record or biological record as they are usually
called, are five crucial pieces of information. Those are the species name
(correctly identified), date, location (a grid reference is the standard, but
other systems may be used plus text descriptions to provide further
information), the number/s of the species observed, and the recorder’s
name. Additional information may include the life stage of the species (for
example, egg, adult), habitat information, time and weather; and other
data depending upon the survey.
Records are data. They provide information to others. And knowledge
when analysis is shared. Barn Hill Conservation Group uses records locally
to inform local conservation; and shares the records with wildlife
organisations such as the London Natural History Society regionally and
with the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. At some stage the records go
through the county Biological Records Centre, in our case Greenspace
Information for Greater London (GiGL for short; pronounced ‘giggle’) and
are further shared with the National Biodiversity Network.
Records need to be accurate including the species identification. For this
reason, there are checks within each recording scheme and a process of
‘validation’ and ‘verification’. Data protection is important. On the human
side it can be seen from the list of five essentials above, that records also
contain personal data about the recorder themselves which is subject to
the General Data Protection Act.
While records are shared, they are submitted once only, as entry into
different schemes would involve duplicating the work while also causing
confusion when the records are analysed and stored.
Recording schemes differ and the technology is advancing. A range of
Apps (for example, iNaturalist, iRecordButterflies) are available for field
use and in some cases to aid identification. Apps also have the advantage
of automatically providing an accurate grid location, date and time if a
record is made in real time, or the record is accompanied by a
Barn Hill Conservation Group survey and monitor populations of the
Common Frog, butterflies and meadow plants. The Group also records
rainfall at Roe Green Walled Garden with a rain gauge station that is part
of the national Meteorological Office coverage. Other surveys may have
more individual requirements and include: Hedgerows, Great Crested ​
Newts (under Licence at Roe Green Walled Garden), occasional records,
and invasive species.
The Group encourages anyone interested in learning or joining to make

Publicado el 3 de diciembre de 2021 18:05 por brentparks brentparks | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario

20 de noviembre de 2021

Kensal Project - has shared their Area Observations

Kensal cemetery Area !
Thank you Kensal Project.

Publicado el 20 de noviembre de 2021 01:45 por brentparks brentparks | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

7 de noviembre de 2021

Brent Climate Event.

This Project was inspired by the Brent Climate Festival. November 2021.

We wanted to make people aware of the biodiversity within our Greater London borough, just a few miles from Central London. We have award winning conservation areas supported by Conservation Groups; Walled and Town Gardens; pocket parks; award winning parks; and a SSSI reservoir. So we know there is a wealth of wildlife to bring to this Project.

Publicado el 7 de noviembre de 2021 23:27 por brentparks brentparks | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario