Muddy Boots Children’s Nature Group

Muddy Boots Children’s Nature Group


Devonshire Road Nature Reserve

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Horniman Museum-Big Garden Birdwatch


The Big Garden Birdwatch

Winter Tree ID – Sunday 25th January from 13:00-15:00.

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Winter Tree ID walk at Sydenham Hill Wood on Sunday 25th January from 13:00-15:00. Please meet inside the Crescent Wood Road entrance, wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the conditions.


This walk is designed to help you to learn how to identify trees when not in leaf. As remnant ancient woodland, Sydenham Hill Wood has a range of native tree species but also, after the development of Victorian villas and resulting gardens, there are a number of non-native and exotic trees which can also be found. This walk is a good way to get into the natural and cultural history of the Great North Wood, its trees, and its continuing relevance to our way of life today.


This is a free walk, donations are welcome. Thank you to everyone who came to our events in 2014, we counted over 1100 people, more than double that of 2013. You have also been very generous in donating over £1,600 towards our work in economically challenging times. We value the interest and contributions of our supporters and visitors to our reserves greatly.


And finally, we have released a short film about our conservation work at Sydenham Hill Wood which you can watch online here.


I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on behalf of London Wildlife Trust staff and our wonderful volunteers.
Very best wishes,



Daniel Greenwood

Conservation Project Officer, Sydenham Hill Wood

London Wildlife Trust


Mobile: 07734 599 728


Centre for Wildlife Gardening

28 Marsden Road

East Dulwich


SE15 4EE


Twitter: @wildlondon_SHW

Facebook: SydenhamHillWood

New Cross Gate Cutting/Brockley Nature Reserve

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Free tool maintenance workshop

Free tool maintenance workshop @ Devonshire Road Nature Reserve,

170 Devonshire Road

SE23 3SZ

10:30 -4:30 Thursday 4th December 2014

(or just drop in for any length of time)

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Shaun Marriott- London Wildlife Trust Reserves Officer, will be hosting a free informal workshop demonstrating and advising on tool maintenance, including brushcutters, strimmers, etc.tool blade sharpening and care, including health and safety issues.

10:30 -4:30 (or just drop in for any length of time) Thursday 4th December 2014
Devonshire Road Nature Reserve
(might want to bring food if you are coming for the whole day)

Aimed at practical conservation volunteers and professionals, but all welcome (not suitable for children, petrol-powered power tools involved)

Chinbrook Meadows Volunteer Bulb Planting Event

Chinbrook Meadows Volunteer Bulb Planting Event

13th December


Chinbrook bulb 2014

Winter Bird Walk 6th December

winter bird walk 6th Dec

Winter bird walk on Saturday 6th December at 10:00, likely lasting around 90 minutes. Please meet inside the Crescent Wood Road entrance by the LWT notice board. The Wood is exceptionally muddy in winter so please wear suitable footwear and clothing, wellies are ideal. Binoculars (bins, binos, field glasses) will be highly beneficial. If there is ice underfoot or storm conditions the walk will be postponed.


In winter Sydenham Hill Wood welcomes migrant species such as the redwing, fieldfare and the firecrest. If we are lucky we may encounter some of these birds. This will be an opportunity to learn more about how winter birdlife is different to those we can find in summer.


This is a free walk, donations are welcome. London Wildlife Trust is a membership organisation.


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