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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 →

Therapia Lane Rough – the wasteland.

Therapia Lane Rough is a site that has been swallowed by industrialisation. Nestled amongst a tram line, a suburban housing estate and an industrial builder’s yard, it is hard to believe that this site offers much for nature conservation. Upon… Continue Reading →

Green Hay

One of our main aims at the SNCV is the conservation and improvement of sites of wildlife value throughout the borough. On Thursday, the team headed over to Roundshaw Downs with the intent of doing just that through ‘sward enhancement’. This is a management technique… 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 →

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 →

Snowberry Bashing at Roundshaw Woods

The task on Tuesday 28th January saw Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers at both Anton Crescent Wetlands and Roudshaw Woods. The first half of the day was spent finishing off the hedgelaying work at Anton Crescent, and once that was complete,… Continue Reading →

Tree Planting at Fairlands Park

On Sunday the 1st of December the residents of North Cheam came together to help Sutton Council plant over 200 saplings in Fairlands Park. The area separating the Goals Soccer Centre from the park is populated by a few scattered… Continue Reading →

July – October Task Programme

The SNCV task programme for summer and early autumn is now available for download; check it out! Become a volunteer Sutton nature events

New Task Programme!

The task programme for March through June is just over there, cunningly placed in “Task Programmes”! We’ve got loads of practical events to get involved with, botanical surveys to help you appreciate what’s (almost) under your nose and some specialist… Continue Reading →

Our first month as Biodiversity Assistants

It was 2 months ago now that Chris and I received the fantastic news that the London Borough of Sutton (LBS) had accepted us onto their ‘Biodiversity Graduate Training Programme’, based at the Sutton Ecology Centre. Two months on, spring is on our… Continue Reading →

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