Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers

Helping wildlife on Sutton's doorstep

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Habitat management

Latest Task Programme now available

Have you ever wondered what a Task Day was like and whether you would be able to help. Well why not pop along to our Task Day Taster. Come and join other volunteers on Sunday 21st July for our monthly… Continue Reading →

Today, April 17th, a good turnout of about 33 people including 11 children joined the wildflower planting party at Sutton Common. The children were particularly the stars of the event ranging from the age of 2 to 10 and showing… Continue Reading →

To Gain or not to Gain: That is the Ecological Question

“Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?”   If nature had a human mind and the ability to… Continue Reading →

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

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 →

Roughin’ it in Ruffet and Bigwood

After my latest trip out with the Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers, I am now relaxing at home with aching biceps, feeling tuckered out yet exhilarated. Earlier today I have been putting my newly acquired tree felling skills to good use in… 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 →

Reed Beds

By November, I had assumed that our annual grass cuts had been completed, with our green hay spread, our seeds sown and our plugs planted. So surely it was time to put away the rakes and let them lay dormant until… Continue Reading →

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