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Community planting at Sutton Common – a magnificent meadow in the making !

Sometimes it is hard to put into words the joy that is experienced when things go well. Last week’s community planting day at Sutton Common was just such an occasion. Armed with spades and trowels the Council’s Biodiversity Field Officer… Continue Reading →

Booking System update

You may have noticed we have recently updated the booking system, making it more user friendly…. Become a volunteer Get the newsletter Sutton nature events

Biodiversity Education Volunteer – VACANCY CLOSED

We now have an opportunity for someone to assist our Education Officer in the delivery of our spring and summer school and holiday activities. Become a volunteer Get the newsletter Sutton nature events

Summer Holiday Fun

Do you have, or know of, any children aged 3 years old or above? Are you already a nervous wreck, seeing the Summer Holidays stretching out in front of you, wondering how are you going to entertain them for more… Continue Reading →

Task Programme – Out now!

The new task programme is now out: July – October 2016! We’re continuing our summer season of botanical surveys, study days to help you brush up on your identification skills (continuing this Saturday with butterflies and more works at Queen Mary’s… Continue Reading →

Our National Pollinators

Good lord, we’re well into March already. And after a balmy winter, Friday (4th) brought about the years first grass cut in my garden. After blowing out the cobwebs, cleaning the air filter and checking the oil and petrol, off we… Continue Reading →

Trees

I’m sure there have been many an iconic verse throughout the annals of history, dedicated to trees. Keats, possibly, Wordsworth, inevitably and Shakespeare almost certainly. I’ll be honest, I did think about searching ‘trees and Wordsworth’ in Google in order to… Continue Reading →

Brown Hairstreak

According to the authors of ‘Butterflies of Surrey Revisited‘, “finding an adult brown hairstreak is one of the most difficult tasks for a butterfly enthusiast”. As a fond admirer of the fluttering jewels, I must count myself very fortunate then, for… Continue Reading →

Surveying

On Saturday, I took part in another wildlife training day at the Ecology Centre, with Dave (Sutton councils Biodiversity Officer) at the helm. This time, we were exploring the lives of dragonflies, or Anisoptera (warriorflies) and Zygoptera (damselflies) as I now like… Continue Reading →

Summer Sightings

Within the past couple of weeks, we have witnessed two butterfly species never previously observed at Anton Crescent Wetland, Avenue Primary School and Cuddington Meadows. The sightings of brown hairstreak (Thecla betula) at Anton Crescent Wetland and chalkhill blue (Polymmatus coridon)… Continue Reading →

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