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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 →

Photography Competition

Do you have wild creatures living in your garden or allotment which inspire you to reach for the camera? Biodiversity Gardens is looking for pictures to feature in their FREE Garden Wildlife Calendar, which will offer monthly wildlife gardening advice given by… Continue Reading →

Bird Bingo at the Ecology Centre

Bird-watching has somewhat of a marmite effect for many but once you’ve started, the sky’s the limit! Last weekend heralded the Big Garden Bird Watch where hundreds of schools and individuals took up a pair of binoculars, pen and notepad… Continue Reading →

Christmas bird box building at Benhill

On Wednesday the 19th December, the Biodiversity Gardens Project went to Benhill Estate in Sutton for their annual Christmas fair. Our mission was to get both the kids and the adults involved in some bird box building, which they could… Continue Reading →

Looks like a busy year ahead!

Check out all the events we’re running next year, over on the Events Page (obviously!)… This isn’t even the finished list, as more will be added over the coming months! EEK! Anyway, from all at Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers and… Continue Reading →

Biodiversity Gardens Summer Events

BIG NATURE DAY Back in May, the Biodiversity Gardens Project braved the relentless sun and headed out into the depths of central London, armed with a bag of compost and some kidney vetch. We scaled the high steps of platform… Continue Reading →

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