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- LATEST – Nature’s Gym is back! June 9, 2021It has been a long time since Nature's Gym has been able to function normally, but we are pleased to announce that from July 2021, we will be back to full strength! If you are new to volunteering with us please email Jess who would be happy to send you all the relevant details. This will include information about how to join and the current programme. I […]Jess kyle
- LATEST – Thames 21 – Ravensbourne Eel project events June 7, 2021Thames 21 eel eventsJess kyle
- Latest – A dose of nature in Beckenham Place Park May 24, 2021A dose of nature in Beckenham Place Park - Video of Beckenham Place Park’s Community Engagement Officer Lucy Mitchell speaking to Horticultural Therapist Michelle Brandon about her project for the Urban Tree Festival BPP programme 2021. The video includesJess kyle
- LATEST – Events at the Creekside Discover Centre May 24, 2021Check out these latest events at the Creekside Discovery Centre - BOOKING ESSENTIALJess kyle
- Wade in the water! May 20, 2021Do something amazing for the River Ravensbourne and volunteer for a river clean up in Beckenham Place Park on Sunday 30 May 11am – 1pm. All kit provided, just bring enthusiasm! Suitable for everyone aged 15 or over. Booking essential as numbers limited: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beckenham-place-park-river-clean-up-with-the-healthy-rivers-project-tickets […]Jess kyle
- Latest – Lewisham Parks and Open Spaces Survey May 19, 2021Glendale have released a Lewisham parks and Open Spaces survey. Please fill this in and let them know what you think about your local park! There are not too many questions and so it shouldn't take too long. You can also fill it out more than once if you would like to comment on more than one park.Jess kyle
- 2021 Urban Tree Festival May 18, 2021The Urban Tree Festival writes 2021 marks the Urban Tree Festival’s fourth year As lockdown eases in the UK, we hope to bring some on-the-ground events and activities, however, the majority of the Urban Tree Festival is online. Building on the success of our entirely on-line festival last year, that introduced us to new audiences … Continue reading 2021 Urb […]Jess kyle
- Lewisham Biodiversity Partnership minutes and outputs May 4, 2021The first quarter of the year was a rather quiet one for the Partnership given Covid restrictions but activities have slowly started to return. Please find attached the BARs summary sheet and the wildlife records for the quarter along with the minutes of the meeting on 20th April. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments on any of these and p […]Jess kyle
- London Wildlife Trust Butterfly Survey 2021 April 28, 2021The London Wildlife Trust writes... Understanding where butterflies are found in London and how abundant they are helps us better understand the issues they face and what solutions we can provide. In the UK many species of butterfly are in decline, but in London things are looking more hopeful with numbers of some butterfly species actually increasing.Jess kyle
- Volunteer Recognition Day April 20, 2021We appreciate and we are thankful for all the wonderful work our volunteers do, every day, but we couldn't let this day go unrecognised! THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR ALL THE FANTASITC WORK YOU DO! Lewisham's Parks and Open Spaces are all the better for the work you carry out and it is appreciated. Cheers to each and every one of you!Jess kyle
- LATEST – Nature’s Gym is back! June 9, 2021
3 Rivers Clean Up in Manor Park 2017
Please find attached the new Nature’s Gym programme for April – June 2018. You will notice a couple of changes on this programme and more information about this will follow over the coming months.
You will also see that it that time of year when we get in to the river a lot to clear Himalayan balsam and litter. For those of you that have not been with us for very long or who have not been on a wade before, more information about the 3 Rivers Clean Up can be found on the website. You will also find other events taking place over the 3 weeks that you might be interested in.
Please note that all 3 Rivers Clean Up sessions require booking, even if you are a regular volunteer.
Hedgehog Discovery Day
Join the London Wildlife at Sydenham Hill Wood for fun, family friendly activities and learn all about hedgehogs.
Take home a clay hedgehog, tackle the footprint challenge, and see if you can make it to the end of our hedgehog survival game!
Learn more about our hedgehog project, and how you can discover if there are hedgehogs where you live.
Location: The big clearing along the Green Chain Walk/old railway path, Sydenham Hill Wood
Date: Sunday 8th April
This is a free event as part of London Wildlife Trust’s Urban Urchins project.
Lewisham is one of the top scoring boroughs in the recent Parks For London publication. Take a look;
Free Events at Forster Memorial Park
There’s lots happening at Forster park over the next few weeks, just in time for Spring and all the joy it brings. Come and get involved!
Tales of WildWood
A journey in to the history, folklore and ecology of English Woodlands
This Sunday (25th February 2018) 11.00am – 12pm
Meet at the top Whitefoot Lane entrance.
• Free event
• All ages groups and abilities welcome
• Plan will be to keep to the main paths as much as possible
Taking place every Tuesday, meet at 10.30am at Goldsmiths Communtiy Centre on Castillion Road.
The walk is free and will take you to, and around Forster Park.
Call or text Sara on 07927 372 800 for more info.
Join us on Saturday 10 March between 1 and 3pm for a free nature trail, with crafts and a storyteller.
Funded by Phoenix’s Community Links, it’s all free and fun for all…
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Orchard and Grape Vine Pruning Workshop Event at Mountsfield Park Community Garden with James Hazlerigg-Kinlay – 1pm, 18th February 2018
Orchard and Grape Vine Pruning Workshop Event at Mountsfield Park Community Garden with James Hazlerigg-Kinlay Book here for Eventbrite tickets –
During this gardening skills training workshop local Forest School leader, garden designer and horticulturist James Hazlerigg-Kinlay will demonstrate pruning roses, fruit trees and grape vines. The pruning will be very much a hands-on demonstration outside on a number of roses, young fruit trees and vines in the community garden. Bring your secateurs (sharpened if possible) and you will tackle some pruning so that you can take home some new skills. Tea, coffee and homemade cake will be provided.
All profits will be used to pay for new fruit trees and replacement plants in the community garden.
See this flyer to find out about regular volunteer opportunities in Beckenham Place Park
The London Wildlife Trust writes….
London Wildlife Trust’s ‘Urban Urchins’ started in August 2017 and is aiming to map the distribution of London’s hedgehog population. This is being achieved through the use of footprint tunnel and camera trap surveys across many of our own reserves, the creation of ‘detective kits’ for the public to use in their own gardens and by asking the public to send us their hedgehog sightings.
We are looking for more parks, nature reserves, allotments and other green spaces who would be willing to put up posters asking the public to record London’s hedgehogs for us. I’ve attached a PDF of the poster, should you wish to distribute any copies. If you could let me know the locations that the posters end up, that would be great.
If you are interested in running some hedgehog surveys in your area, we may be able to offer training…
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