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Nature’s Gym location change

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to change the location of this Thursday’s Nature’s Gym. We will now be at Garthorne Road nature reserve creating more woodland scallops.

We are creating these because, open space is the most important part of a woodland for butterflies, especially its edge habitat where the warmest conditions are found.  Cutting scallops creates a varied, zoned edge structure. Scallops also reduce shading along the adjacent ride and have great potential to improve any existing ride side butterfly habitat. They will increase the overall structural diversity of the woodland and provide sheltered herb-rich grassy areas (Butterfly Conservation Trust.).

 

 

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Inaugural Open Day for Friends of Garthorne Road – 23rd January 2016, 10am

Join us on 23rd January 2016

Join us on 23rd January 2016

A message from Ernie!

Hi Members  Thank you for the excellent support and all the members that have joined the group so far. Please spread the word and share this group, has I already mentioned that we had not formed a committee yet, if anyone is Interested in putting their name forward please either by leaving a message or letting me know at the meeting below.  I have organised an on-site meeting for Saturday 23rd January at 10am, with Lewisham Council Jess Kyle (Conservation Officer) to discuss future workdays. Please come along as it is a closed site you will not be able to gain access after 10.05 am.


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Visit by Busy as Bees Nursery to Garthorne Road

Today 35 children from 0-3years old visited Garthorne Road for a nature walk. Luckily the weather held out and we had a lovely morning. We even tried to get the London commuters to smile and wave by waving at the trains as they went by. I think one person waved back! They were all to busy reading their papers….

Jessica Kyle
Nature Conservation Officer
020 8314 2119