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Lewisham Biodiversity Partnership outputs July-September 2018

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Lovely weather for wading in the river

July – September 2018 Achievements

Lewisham Biodiversity partners carried out 515 events (96 environmental education,  318 volunteering events and 101 walks and presentations). 4515 adults and 3027 children were engaged in activities in this quarter.

Lewisham Parks on-line survey beats all other Council consultations with 806 respondents

Tawny owl recorded at Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries and a Sparrowhawk seen hunting in Ladywell Fields

 Nature Conservation volunteers clock up 7,884 hours of work in the last quarter- equivalent to £76,869 [London living wage]

 Butterfly surveys at Brockley & Ladywell Cemeteries records over 1,000 butterflies, almost twice as many as in the previous 2 years, with 12 species being seen in one day

 Lewisham Biodiversity Partners runs 479 events to give over 7,384 people an experience of nature 

In the last quarter new developments have installed 7,288m2 of living roofs which is just less than the size of two football pitches 

Lewisham Biodiversity partnership – minutes & meetings

The next Lewisham Biodiversity Partnership will be held on Monday 14th January 2019, please contact Nick Pond or Jess Kyle if you would like to get involved.

Lewisham Biodiversity Partnership minutes from 15th October 2018 

For previous meeting minute not listed here, please email Jess Kyle who would be happy to send them to you.

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The Friends of Devonshire Road are looking for your votes

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RAISE THE HUT!

The Friends of Devonshire Road are looking for your votes for their bid to the Aviva Fund. 

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for causes important to your community. It’s open to everyone, whether you have a connection with Aviva or not. We want you to enter a project for your community and tell us what a difference these funds could make. If they get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in the community the project could make it to the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

It is easy to register and everyone gets 10 votes which the y can either give to one project or spread out amongst more.


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A very wet day in Hither Green Triangle

25 New Pond Ralph and Christine

A couple of brave volunteers in the rain by the new pond

It might not look like much at the moment, but this is the new pond in Hither Green Triangle! Come the summer all of the coir rolls that were planted will grow up, and this will be an amazing haven for wildlife. We already know there is lots of life in this pond, we just hope that they will enjoy there new surroundings and that others will be encouraged to join them! Just of of shot on the right there is also a hibernaculum adding to the variety on creatures we may find there.

Working in the rain!

The Friends of Hither Green Triangle held a work day with Nature’s Gym at the weekend clearing the banks and helping improve the meadows. We all got very wet but this is such a wonderful site, nobody really minded. We plan to go back in the new year to carryout more work.


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New Nature’s Gym programme available

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October-December 2018 programme is now available

The October-December 2018 Nature’s Gym programme is now available. We are always keen to welcome new people, and so if you are keen to join us, please have a look through our Nature’s Gym pages and FAQ. Hopefully this will give you all the information you need to join. You can also find out a little more about the staff that run the sessions. If you have any other question about Nature’s Gym that are not answered here please email us.


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Ticks – An awareness leaflet

Be Tick aware © Public Health England

Be Tick aware © Public Health England

Be tick aware’ to avoid tick bites and know how to take action if you or your family get bitten by ticks.

Here are some information leaflets from Public Health England to help you.

Enjoy the outdoors, but be tick aware!’

Be tick aware‘ – Toolkit for raising awareness of the potential risk posed by ticks and tick-borne diseases in England.