Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers

Helping wildlife on Sutton's doorstep

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surveying

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 →

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 →

Recruiting Now! Biodiversity Project Officer vacancy

Our partners, the London Borough of Sutton Biodiversity Team, are recruiting for a Biodiversity Project Officer. This is a full-time temporary contract (until at least November 2017). Salary range is £24,744 to £28,935. This role will be mainly linked to… Continue Reading →

Therapia Lane Rough – the wasteland.

Therapia Lane Rough is a site that has been swallowed by industrialisation. Nestled amongst a tram line, a suburban housing estate and an industrial builder’s yard, it is hard to believe that this site offers much for nature conservation. Upon… 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 →

New Task Programme!

Here’s the new task programme for July – October 2015! Lots to do working towards our Higher Level Stewardship targets, so continued volunteer support in delivering the habitat management and back-office work is very much appreciated. Please do get in touch if… Continue Reading →

Butterflies for Beginners and the Big Butterfly Count

Last Saturday Sutton Biodiversity Team ran a course on butterflies, aimed at beginners to try and help people get to grips with identifying butterflies. During the training day, the group were led through butterfly life history, anatomy, some identification tips… Continue Reading →

Survey Season Starts

 Last Tuesday volunteers were out at Kimpton Balancing Pond and Buffer Strip to carry out a Phase 1 habitat survey. As it is reaching the summer months, survey season is now in full swing! Volunteers were lucky enough to get some… Continue Reading →

Winter Tree Identification

On Saturday 18th January, the London Borough of Sutton ran a short day course in winter tree identification. The course, delivered by Sutton Biodiversity Officer, Dave Warburton, started off proceedings in the beautiful Honeywood museum located next to Carshalton Ponds…. Continue Reading →

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