Our good friends down at Garthorne Road Nature Reserve are looking for help with their Friends Group. If you think you can help, please read on. Are you interested in getting involved in The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve committee? We are a small group of local residents interested in conserving this important wildlife … Continue reading Friends of Garthorne Road looking for help.
We are in the process of updating our website, we haven't been able to update for a while, but please keep an eye out for future changes. We hope you can find all the information you need, but if you there is something you can't find on these pages, please contact us. We will try … Continue reading November 2018 update
Just a quick note to say our regular last Saturday of the month Open Day is tomorrow, from 1.00 to 4.00 pm. Having tried out the rubber dingy kindly donated by a local business owner on Tuesday, I will be using it again to clear more of the duckweed from the deep end of the … Continue reading July Open Day tomorrow – moths and a rubber dinghy
Our regular last Saturday of the month Open Days, from 13.00 to 16.00, which we have been running except in the winter for the last few years, depend on one or more of the Friends group being around. But, a combination of long pre-arranged holidays and sudden family commitments means that this is not going … Continue reading Sorry – no Open Day tomorrow
This coming Saturday, from 1 pm to 4 pm, is the first opportunity in 2017 for everyone from the community to look round this local nature reserve, with its large pond, incorporating one of the last remnants of the Croydon Canal, and managed now for the benefit of frogs and other amphibians. It is also … Continue reading April Open Day this Saturday
Well, we didn't see a sparrow hawk this year, but the weather was much better, and the mating nuthatches in Mayow Park were a bonus. We're now thinking about a trip to Norwood Country Park early May - should see load of white throats there. Here's the complete species list: Blackbird Wren Robin Mistle … Continue reading Photos and species list from Bird Walk
Just found a photo of that sparrowhawk in Dacres Wood from last year's walk The walk will start at 7.30 from Dacres Wood Nature reserve - at the end of Honeyfield Mews, which is off Dacres Road, Forest Hill, just past Catling Close on the right coming from Forest Hill, just before on the left if … Continue reading April 9th – Mayow Park and Dacres Wood Bird Walk
At 9.30, Caroline, I and maybe a few others, will be at the Reserve from 9.30 doing some conservation work. There's an unsightly bonfire site we're thinking of covering over with some of the reeds we pulled from the pond last year, and still lots of brambles to be dug out from the south end … Continue reading Last Tuesday of February tomorrow means …
Thanks to Tom for sending these through - not sure if it was you who tool them or Kayla. In any case, it's great to see what someone else sees to photograph
It wasn't great weather for our first 'last Tuesday' yesterday, especially for taking photos, but good company all the same, and a special welcome to two new volunteers, Kayla & Tom. That's Tom on the right, helping Caroline & Julia remove brambles for the south end of the pond in the morning. Health and safely … Continue reading Grey weather, cheerful company!