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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 →

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 →

Coppicing at Ruffett & Bigwood

Last week the SNCV were out coppicing at Ruffett and Bigwood, a large woodland nature reserve owned by the Woodland Trust, that the SNCV helps to manage. Volunteers go out  to Ruffett and Bigwood around twice a year to carry… Continue Reading →

Task Day Update – Roundshaw Woods

Over the past few weeks the SNCV have been regular visitors at Roundshaw Woods. The team spent several task days getting stuck into removing overgrown trees and scrub, growing against the fence line that borders the site. This stretch of… Continue Reading →

Back to Queen Mary’s Woodland

Over the past year the SNCV have been actively involved in managing one of Sutton Council’s most recently acquired sites, Queen Mary’s Woodland. Earlier this year volunteers embarked on an epic task to remove large swathes of cherry laurel that… Continue Reading →

Sutton Nature Explorer Map – out now!

You may remember we asked you to tell us your favourite nature sites back in May. Well, now that information has been incorporated into our new Sutton Nature Explorer Map. This newly-published leaflet provides handy information on selected wildlife sites… Continue Reading →

London Road Edge

On 25th March volunteers were on a task day at London Road Edge, a site which we visit about once a year. London Road Edge is a long strip of woodland which, as the name suggests, runs alongside the London… Continue Reading →

Hazel Coppicing

Continuing the woodland theme this week, volunteers were out on 3rd March to do some more woodland management, but this time at Roundshaw Woods. Roundshaw Woods is predominately oak woodland with an elm, field maple, blackthorn and hazel understory. This… Continue Reading →

Species Spotlight: Silver-washed Fritillary

Woodlands have been very much in the news these days and here in Sutton, several volunteer days have been spent at Queen Mary’s Woodland recently, and indeed the volunteers were back on site again on Tuesday 25th  February to carry… Continue Reading →

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