Festival of the Forest

The Friends of Devonshire Road are holding a small but superb music festival at the Nature Reserve, packed with great music, great food and great drink! An afternoon of eclectic music from 6 bands is followed up by four great headline acts; kicking off with the irrepressible Steve ‘Bolts’ Bolton, followed up by country rockers … Continue reading Festival of the Forest

Introduction to Herpetology course at Devonshire Road

A free 2 day course led by Tony Canning a local biologist/conservationist.  The course is for conservation workers and others with an interest in biology, ecology and conservation.  Each day will consist of a morning classroom talk followed by afternoon field work.   Saturday 13th July Introduction to Herpetology I 10:30              Arrival 11:00     … Continue reading Introduction to Herpetology course at Devonshire Road

Green-Oak carpentry sessions at Devonshire Road

The Friends of Devonshire Road will be holding green oak carpentry workshops in May.  This is a great opportunity to  learn new skills, work with great materials and help achieve a sensational result. They ran a similar project a year ago and the outcome was fantastic. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Jake Twyford … Continue reading Green-Oak carpentry sessions at Devonshire Road

Basket workshop at Devonshire Road nature reserve

The Friends of Devonshire Road nature reserve will be holding a basketry workshop on April 6th and 7th with Stella Harding.  The course will cost £90 per person for the two day course including all materials and lunch, however there only 6 places available. If you are interested, please email Jess Kyle who can pass on … Continue reading Basket workshop at Devonshire Road nature reserve

Steatoda grossa spider found at Devonshire Road nature reserve

Steatoda grossa has a body length when mature of around 10mm for adult females and again males are generally smaller. It is variable in appearance, with only juveniles and adult males usually having a pattern and adult females often having none. The Steatoda grossa spider is also known as the false widow spider.  They belong to … Continue reading Steatoda grossa spider found at Devonshire Road nature reserve

Green Flag success for Lewisham

This year London Borough of Lewisham won 13 Green Flags and 5 Green Flag Community Awards.  This year, 1424 sites received this prestigious accolade - a record number!   The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country.  The Green Flag Community Award recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales managed by … Continue reading Green Flag success for Lewisham

Nature’s Gym volunteers at Devonshire Road

The Nature's Gym spent a relatively sunny day  - well, we missed the rain anyway - working in Devonshire Road this week.  There was quite a lot of work to do, so it was lucky for us that so many people turned up!  As well as the usual, very rewarding and important job of keeping … Continue reading Nature’s Gym volunteers at Devonshire Road

Green Flag success for Lewisham Parks and Nature Reserves

Lewisham Parks win 11 Green Flags and 3 Green Flag Community Awards given to Community Groups The Green Flag Community Award® (formally Green Pennant Award) is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by voluntary and community groups.  The Award is part of the Green Flag Award® scheme, the … Continue reading Green Flag success for Lewisham Parks and Nature Reserves