Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers

Helping wildlife on Sutton's doorstep

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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 →

People’s Postcode Lottery – Grant funding award!

Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers have been granted a generous award by the People’s Postcode Lottery, as part of their Postcode Local Trust. Become a volunteer Get the newsletter Sutton nature events

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 →

Green Hay

One of our main aims at the SNCV is the conservation and improvement of sites of wildlife value throughout the borough. On Thursday, the team headed over to Roundshaw Downs with the intent of doing just that through ‘sward enhancement’. This is a management technique… Continue Reading →

Now recruiting!

Sutton Nature and the London Borough of Sutton Biodiversity Team are looking to recruit a new volunteer Biodiversity Assistant to assist in the day-to-day running of Sutton’s nature reserves, including chalk downland, woodland, open water and reedbed. You will need… Continue Reading →

Carshalton Environmental Fair

This August bank holiday the SNCV braved the wet weather at the Environmental Fair at Carshalton Park. Despite the considerable support from volunteers at the SNCV stall, the weather was determined to keep the crowds away! Nonetheless, the SNCV were… Continue Reading →

Coppicing and Snowberry clearance at Roundshaw Woods

On Sunday the 30th November, a group of employees from the United Parcel Service (UPS) took a break from their busy pre-Christmas deliveries, to help carry out some habitat maintenance at Roundshaw Woods. The weather was on our side and… Continue Reading →

Annual Navel Gazing

All organisations need to reflect on the past year’s successes and failures and plan for the future. The Sutton Nature Conservations Volunteers are no exception and we’ll be mulling over the last year as well as plotting a bright new… Continue Reading →

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