ParkRun at Beckenham Place Park Saturday 9am, 21 January start, near the Ravensbourne Avenue entrance

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“Upcoming events:

  • 21 January, 9am: Parkrun (weather permitting). The run starts at the south east corner of the park (near the Ravensbourne Avenue entrance).
  • 4 and 25 February, 10am: woodland tree planting. Meet at the Mansion House steps. Wear warm clothes, gloves you’re happy to get muddy, and sturdy boots. If you have an appropriate spade/big garden fork, please bring it along.

According to BBC Weather, the outlook for this weekend is sunny and cold. Perfect for wrapping up warm and spending some time exploring and enjoying our largest park. The café at the Mansion House will be open so you can enjoy a hot drink.

Take a photo and enter our £200 prize draw

While you’re at Beckenham Place Park, why not whip out
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Orchard volunteering session in Ladywell Fields – Saturday 11 February, 10.30am-12.30pm

Nature Conservation Lewisham

The community orchard planted in Ladywell Fields in 2011 is thriving, but like any orchard, it needs care and attention if the trees are to grow strongly and avoid disease.  This is one of the Friends twice yearly volunteer sessions at which you can learn  and help prune the trees, inspect and repair the guards, and mulch the trees with woodchip to keep the weeds down.

If you do come and you have any of the following, please bring them; thick gloves, sharp secateurs and garden buckets.  Also at the risk of stating the obvious, please come in work clothes and robust shoes!

Pruning requires dry weather, so if it is raining, they will need to reschedule.

 

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Lewisham GoodGym Starter Session 28 January 2017

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Raise Money for your green space project!

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TCV are looking for a VO for Lewisham Green Gym

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Winter tree ID at Sydenham Hill Wood – Sunday 22 January, 1.30pm-3.30pm

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A London Wildlife Trust guided walk at Sydenham Hill Wood identifying winter trees

Join London Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers for a guided tour of Sydenham Hill Wood’s winter trees

Sydenham Hill Wood is part of the Great North Wood, a network of woods and commons that once stretched from Deptford to Selhurst. The Wood is part ancient and is recovering as a nature reserve after the damage done by Victorian development in the mid-late 1800s. Sessile oak and hornbeam are the Wood’s principle species that tell a story of London’s natural history but also it’s development as a city

London’s woods fuelled its early development and today are cherished for their role in providing habitat for wildlife and peaceful refuge for visitors, whilst purifying the air, storing carbon and containing rainwater

By learning to identify trees in winter you can gain ID skills that will help…

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New Cross Gate Cutting Workdays

Nature Conservation Lewisham

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The London Wildlife Trust will be running a couple of practical volunteers sessions at their Vesta Road site.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact, Sam Bentley-Toon to book your place.

Dates:

Saturday 21st January 11am-3.30pm
Saturday 18th February 11am-3.30pm

Location:

New Cross Gate Cutting,
Vesta Road Entrance,
London,
SE4 2NR

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