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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

1 Jess raking

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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Nature’s Gym changes due to frozen ground!

Winter Field © FreeImages St Mattox

Frozen Ground stops play

Unfortunately we have had to postpone the Nature’s Gym session at Deptford Park tomorrow. Tree’s (and volunteers who have to dig it) don’t like frozen ground very much and so we can’t plant them! Instead we will be going to Deptford Park on 8th March and Sydenham Wells Park on 15th March. The next few Thursdays will now look like this

Thursday 1st Match – No Nature’s Gym

Thursday 8th March – Deptford Park

Thursday 15th March – Sydenham Wells Park

Apologies for the short notice – stay warm!


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3 Rivers Clean Up 2108

5 Natures Gym group

Ladywell Fields

 

The first 3 Rivers Clean Up planning session will be taking place later this week. We hope that by the end o it we will have confirmed the dates for this year’s festival. We hope that will be able to overlap with London Rivers Week. This will be the 10th year that we have been running this project so look our for some fun anniversary events and celebrations.

The 3RiversCleanUp is a three-week long intensive annual volunteer campaign to improve the rivers Ravensbourne, Pool and Quaggy in South East London.

Take your family, your friends or just yourself on an urban wilderness adventure this summer and discover the rivers and the nature they support.  Join others in removing harmful rubbish and invasive plant species so as to improve the habitats for both flowers and animals. Learn about nature, about the quality of water and why it’s important and also join in with other associated events such as wildlife habitat management, pond dipping and nature walks, most of which will be suitable for all ages. All events are FREE.

If you would like to get involved have a look at the events calendar over the coming months to find out details of event locations and contact details of the event organisers.  Events will start to be populated once dates have been finalised. If you would like a bespoke event for your company, please free to contact us and we will do our best to arrange something.

Events are free but some require pre-booking. If there is heavy rain an event may be cancelled at short notice due to the risk of flash flooding.  Please check with the event organiser if the weather is bad.