Thank you all who joined our meeting last week. We had a very busy agenda starting with a presentation by Steve Bolton from Butterfly Conservation about their new 4-year project, Big City Butterflies. There are many opportunities to get involved in the project (e.g. receiving training, organising events, get advice on habitat management) so please find further details in the presentation attached and contact Steve (email@example.com) directly if you would like to be involved in any activities.
A new online training course from Froglife arn to identify the amphibians that are found in London and about their basic ecology (including both natives and non-natives).
London Gardens Trust (LGT) is looking for volunteers who would be interested in undertaking re-search into green spaces in Lewisham. Whether you are an experienced researcher, have attended a course and would like to put theory into practice, or would like to learn how to research a garden's history for the first time we invite you to join us.
It 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. If you are one of our regulars, you will receive a new programme shortly. This will no longer be on a booking system, but we will ask you to confirm if you are coming or not to make it easier to plan tasks and work.
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A 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 includes
Check out these latest events at the Creekside Discovery Centre - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Do 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-149110452377 If wading in the ater isn't quite your thing, how about … Continue reading Wade in the water!
Glendale 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.
The 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 Urban Tree Festival