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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 →

Go Wild(lings)!

Guest Blog from Bonnie Johnson: Wildlings Forest School is pleased to announce that following the huge success of its first 6-week block of Parent and Toddler Forest School sessions at Sutton Ecology Centre, it will be running another block starting… Continue Reading →

Dawn Chorus Delight

Twelve attendees made the special effort to join the Biodiversity Team at 5am on Sunday 1st May for a dawn chorus walkabout as part of International Dawn Chorus Day. The morning was crisp with a light frosting on the ground… 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 →

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 →

Task Programme – Out Now!

The new task programme for March through June is out now. Click the link to have a peek! Become a volunteer Get the newsletter Sutton nature events

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 →

Blackthorn scalloping at Carshalton Road Pastures

Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) is an important native shrub for many of our local species. One of the first plants to blossom in spring, its nectar gives a great head start to many pollinators. Its berries also provide an important food… Continue Reading →

Newsletter & Task Programme

November’s Newsletter and the new Task Programme for the winter season’s work are out now! Flip across to the relevant tabs to check them out! Plus, pop along to Roundshaw Downs LNR on Friday for our meet the cattle ‘Roundshaw… Continue Reading →

Newsletter & Task Programme

November’s Newsletter and the new Task Programme for the winter season’s work are out now! Flip across to the relevant tabs to check them out! Plus, pop along to Roundshaw Downs LNR on Friday for our meet the cattle ‘Roundshaw… Continue Reading →

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