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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 →

Dog Attack – Cuddington Meadows

The Biodiversity Team has been informed today that a dog attack has taken place on the sheep that were grazing Cuddington Meadows. The sheep have been removed from site. We have been informed that of the 12 sheep on site,… Continue Reading →

Grazing Consultation – Wellfield South

Over the last few months, the London Borough of Sutton Biodiversity Team have run a small consultation on the potential grazing of Wellfield South, a 0.6ha site in Carshalton Beeches. [googlemaps] The Biodiversity Team are happy to report that the majority… 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 →

Avenue Primary School

On Tuesday 18th February, the Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers started the day off at Avenue Primary School Nature Area. Avenue Primary School Nature Area is a small chalk grassland site hidden within the school grounds. This site is very important… Continue Reading →

Glorious grasses!

Last weekend, the Biodiversity Gardens project hosted its 3rd training day of the year, entitled ‘Grasses for Beginners Training Day’. The workshop aimed at getting people to grips with a basic understanding of grassland ecology, biology and identification. Being an… Continue Reading →

Creatures of change

Wherever you were in Sutton on Tuesday 5th March, I’m sure you would agree that it was nothing short of a beautiful spring day. The first days of sunshine in spring are always the most appreciated after a long, bitter… Continue Reading →

Cows of the Century!

Well, OK, maybe not THE cows of the century but certainly the first cows for OVER a century! Today was the first day in over 100 years that Roundshaw Downs LNR has heard a ‘moo’! Cattle haven’t been on site since at least the… Continue Reading →

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