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Lewisham Biodiversity Partnership minutes and outputs

Hedgehog captured by camera trap in Dacres Wood Local Nature Reserve (photo by Caitlin Pennington)

The 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 please don’t forget to send Jess and Eszter your activities and biodiversity sightings so we can have an accurate record on what is happening in the Borough. Many thanks!

London Wildlife Trust Butterfly Survey 2021

The 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.

Volunteer Recognition Day

© Photo by Sava Marinkovic freeimages

We 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!

Latest News – Wee’vil Rock You!

Beckenham-Azolla (Copywrite Ebsford Environmental)

As many of you know Beckenham Place Park has seen a huge transformation over the last couple of years. One of these has been the old 'danger deep' pond or Stumps Hill Pond which thanks to funding from has had a whole new lease of life with boardwalks and some tree removal to make it less dark. Unfortunately, soon after it was finished an invasive plant called Azolla, a floating water fern and one of the UKs most invasive non-native aquatic species started taking over.