Always something to do in green spaces in Lewisham

Here are just three events to whet your appetite. Go and explore some of the wonderful green spaces in our borough.

16th September, 10-1  – Urban Harvest at Crofton Park Railway Garden, off Marnock Rd by Crofton Park Station ( other Urban Harvest events around see Capital Growth website)

16th September -Luxmore Gardens (see poster below left)

24th September – Frendsbury Gardens, Frendsbury Rd, SE4 (see poster below right)

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Mayor of London – Greener City Fund

Take a look at this document for funding opportunities to increase and improve green space in our city. Applications for the tree planting grants close on 29th September and applications for the community green spaces grants close on 20th October. There will be further rounds in 2018 and 2019

Click on link to download prospectus Greener City Fund

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New Glendale Lewisham Parks Manager at the Lodge Mountsfield Park, Stainton Road SE6?

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July – September 2017 Rivers and People Programme is now available

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ACT UK- Sony Pictures Entertainment helping out at the 3 Rivers Clean Up in Manor Park

After a busy Summer of events, a huge amount of work was achieved by all the volunteers that came out and did their bit for Lewisham’s rivers. There is always work to do though, so if you missed out or enjoyed yourself so much that you’d like to do more, please have a look at the new Rivers and People programme to see if you can help. You’d be very welcome!

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Bug Day at Sydenham Hill Wood – Thursday 27 July, 11am-2pm

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Honey Bee on ragwort (©Daniel Greenwood) Honey Bee on ragwort (©Daniel Greenwood)

A family-friendly day to celebrate the amazing invertebrates that are so vital to our world

Join the London Wildlife Trust for this family event to celebrate the weird and wonderful insects that are so important to Sydenham Hill Wood and the ecosystems we depend on for survival.

If you love bees, butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, bugs and slugs, you will love bug day!

We’ll be leading pond dipping sessions to discover the wild world underneath the surface of the Dewy Pond, searching for beetles and creepy crawlies under logs, and identifying butterflies and bees in the Wood’s sunny glades.

Venue Location

Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox’s Walk,
Southwark,
Greater London,
SE26 6LS

Grid reference
TQ344725

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Bat, Moth and Owl Prowl, Sydenham Hill Wood, Friday 7 July, 9pm-11pm

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2016_04_11 LWT pipistrelle bat ©LWT Pipistrelle bat © London Wildlife Trust

Guided bat walk in Sydenham Hill Wood

Meet at the Crescent Wood Road entrance.

Join the London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk of Sydenham Hill Wood to discover bats, moths and tawny owls. Using bat detectors, our site warden and volunteers will reveal a hidden, nocturnal world in urban south London.

Sydenham Hill Wood is part ancient woodland, one of the largest remaining fragments of the Great North Wood which once stretched from Deptford to Selhurst. The following species have been recorded at the Wood: soprano pipistrelle, common pipisrelle, nathusius pipistrelle, brown long-eared, natterer’s, Leisler’s, noctule and serotine.

Tawny owls are known to breed in the Wood and the local area and can be heard calling in daylight hours as well as in the deep of night. Males call ‘twoo’ and females ‘ke-wick’.

We will have a moth trap in the main glade…

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New Nature’s Gym Programme, July-September 2017

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Baxter’s Fields

The new Nature’s Gym programme is now available!  There are a few new sites on there and a couple of favourites, so hopefully there is something for everyone. Please note that if you have not been before, have a read through our FAQ to see if this is the right project for you. Here you will also find out what you need to do to take part in one of our events. You can also have a look at the Nature’s Gym page where you will find a lot more information. If you still have questions about the project, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

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