Nature’s Gym programme October-December 2017 now available

The sparkly new Nature's Gym programme for October-December 2017 is now available. We have been to most of the sites before, but some of them, Hare & Billet pond for example, we've not been to for a few years. We do have one new site, Luxmore Gardens, where we will be going on Thursday 9th November … Continue reading Nature’s Gym programme October-December 2017 now available

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Lewisham 3 Peaks challenge

The people behind 'Lewisham's 3 Peaks Challenge' write: The Brockley Three Peaks walk was an idea which sprung out of a co-design workshop last summer, as part of the neighbourhood planning work. A year later, local residents, with thanks to grant funding from the Ladywell ward assembly, have made it happen! Realising what a great … Continue reading Lewisham 3 Peaks challenge

New Bird Champion data

You may or may not know, but in a few of Lewisham's Parks we have some keen bird watchers who keep us up to date with what they have seen and also record this on a national database called birdtrack.  Birdtrack describes itself as "an exciting project, through a partnership between the BTO, the RSPB, Birdwatch … Continue reading New Bird Champion data

October Nature’s Gym Dates

In a change to some listings that you may see, the first two Nature's Gym sessions in October 2013, will be held at the following locations. Thursday 3rd October - Old Tidemill School - Frankham Street, Deptford. 1. Train: Deptford, 2. DLR: Deptford Bridge, 3. Bus: Many inc. 47, 53, 177 & 453, 4. Parking: … Continue reading October Nature’s Gym Dates

Hilly Fields Bird Champion Scheme: Report 2007-2013

The Hilly Fields Bird Champion Project has been running for over 5 years now and Tom Moulton, our champion has kindly put together a report on how things have progressed.  You can read his report below; Introduction The Hilly Fields Bird Champion Project was initiated by Lewisham Council in August 2007 and is supported by … Continue reading Hilly Fields Bird Champion Scheme: Report 2007-2013

Tree planting with the Friends of Hilly Fields and BrocSoc

Thanks to the Tree Council as part of their Diamond Jubilee planting initiatives the Friends of Hilly Fields and the Brockley Society will be planting a mixed fruit hedge at Hilly Fields.  The event takes place on Saturday 16 March between 10.30am - 2pm.  Feel free to drop in at any point to plant a few … Continue reading Tree planting with the Friends of Hilly Fields and BrocSoc

Hilly Fields Bird Watch

The Friends of Hilly Fields pleased to confirm that they will be holding their usual Big Bird Watch in Hilly Fields next weekend - 29 January 2012, 10.30am-12.30pm.   Glendale will bring materials for making bird feeders.  You don’t need to be an expert, we’ll have our expanded team of bird champions on hand to lead bird surveys.  They are … Continue reading Hilly Fields Bird Watch

Any bug will do

While working at Hilly Fields pulling creeping thistle last week the Nature's Gym volunteers came across a number of bugs, including a meadow brown and cabbage white and numerous grasshoppers and crickets.  At the midday tea break one got a little closer to the tea than most.  It seemed as though it was a tea drinker, but … Continue reading Any bug will do