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!
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.
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!
Join us for a virtual celebration of the Great North Wood, with an activity for everyone, including talks and film screenings, craft workshops, woodland yoga, a virtual walk, nature writing and spoken word workshops and a baking workshop - all taking place online.
Come join our brilliant orcharding course and learn everything you need to know about designing and managing community orchards. You will benefit from our expert team of experienced orchardists who have already helped 75 students gain the Certificate - the equivalent of an A level qualification
Be a Park Hero! Help keep Beckenham Place Park litter and dog mess free!
We have added two new pages to our blog. One is all about the Great North Wood and the other page is about what you can do for wildlife and how you can report any sightings.
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.
Having already successfully co-ordinated the nationwide ‘Toads on Roads’ project for 30 years and with the recent launch of their ‘Wildlife Tunnel Campaign’ for all amphibians, reptiles and small mammals, Froglife will be hosting a global webinar on ‘Wildlife Road Mortality on 10th March 2021’
Thank you for everyone who joined us at our quarterly meeting on Tuesday. It was great hearing all the updates and that despite the lockdown and Tier 4 we still managed to organise 95 events and engage over 500 people, all of course in line with Covid guidance!