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October Half Term Activities at Sutton Ecology Centre

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The Summer holidays are here !

Discover nature activities being run by Sutton Council’s Biodiversity Team. Become a volunteer Get the newsletter Sutton nature events

Linocut workshop inspired by nature

Come and join Jackie, a local artist. Become a volunteer Get the newsletter Sutton nature events

SNCV AGM – Wednesday 13th November

We have great pleasure in extending a warm welcome to this year’s AGM. Join fellow volunteers as we reflect on the year’s successes and look forward to 2020. As a charity our constitution requires us to hold an election every… Continue Reading →

New Task Programme out now !

  Although we all work hard to complete the jobs on our Task Programme, you don’t have to be super strong, or have any particular skills to join in. All you have to do, is contribute to the best of… Continue Reading →

Have YOU explored Sutton’s wildlife sites? Whether you have or not, we want to hear from you! The Council are currently putting together a printed ‘Explorer Map’ for the community to raise awareness about nature sites within London Borough of Sutton…. Continue Reading →

The Ecological Benefits of Coppicing

Last week, the Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers were carrying out coppicing at Ruffet and Bigwood in Coulsdon, a site owned by the Woodland Trust, that Sutton Council helps to manage. Coppicing is the practice of cutting trees and shrubs to… Continue Reading →

Mayfield Lavender Festival

On Saturday 06th July, the Biodiversity Gardens team headed down to the Mayfield Lavender Festival in Banstead to run a Minibeast Hunt for children. The team was really excited to see the beautiful purple-carpeted fields of lavender up-close, and get… Continue Reading →

Spiders for Beginners Training Day

On Saturday 25th May the Biodiversity Gardens project held their first ‘Spiders for Beginners Training Day’ at the Ecology Centre.  The course was led by myself (Robin) with Tom Thomas from the British Naturalist’s Association as our hired spider expert for… Continue Reading →

Garden Survey Volunteers 2013

Beautiful Snowdrops dot the lawns and verges. Brilliant pinks, yellows and purples of crocuses are starting to shine through as they emerge from the soil. These are sure signs that the bleak winter is coming to an end and spring is… Continue Reading →

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