Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

An oasis of calm in Forest Hill


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Garthorne Road Nature Reserve taskdays 2018/2019

                                      Volunteer taking out invasive species

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve volunteering news

The friends do a range of tasks from September to March over from litter-picking to meadow improvement. if interested please contact the friends for further information.

Sunday 16th December 
The Friends will be doing some glade improvement by removing invasive species such as Holm oak to allow light to reach the woodland floor and allow other species to thive and creating a dead-hedge.

**Christmas and New Year Break**

Saturday 5th January 
We will be doing more glade enhancement work to increase the biodiversity, also planting four hornbeams donated to the group from London Wildlife Trust The Great North Wood project also clearing a path and creating a dead-hedge as a shelter for insects and hedgehogs. (Weather permitting)

Other dates of 2019 taskdays 

Saturday 26th January
Continue to clear invasive species and thin some ash and sycamore along glades and paths and install steps path edging and handrails 

Sunday 17th February 
Clearing brash from bottom path and creating dead hedging along path and clearing invasive species and thin trees to allow light to the woodland floor

Sunday 10th March
Installing steps, handrails and path edging and further habitat managerment as before
Sunday 31st March
Some further habitat work especially to help the emerging spring ground flora and record it.

Sunday 21st April
First public open day of the year with guided walk

All workdays run 11am – 3:30pm with a break around 1pm, bring a drink and food if required
Please let us know which sessions you would like to come to so that we can provide sufficient tools and for the number of volunteers we are expecting and please let as know when you are at the gate so we can let you in as it will be kept locked to stop unauthorised access. If you are letting us know at the last minute please text Ernie (Chair and task days organiser) on 07707023359.

We have gloves in limited supply, please bring gardening gloves if you have them and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and safety.

This program workdays is subject to change or cancellation at short notice due to weather conditions and other matters out of the control of the friends group. Tasks maybe swapped between workdays as necessary.

Barbecues or dogs please.
Sorry: No on-site toilets
Workday will be canceled if raining or windy
Entrance in Beadnell Road

If you require more information please contact the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

E-mail: contact@friendsofgarthorneroad.co.uk
Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Twitter: @garthorneroadnr
Lewisham Conservation Officer: jessica.kyle@lewisham.gov.uk

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Friends of Garthorne Road Taskday

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One of the volunteer taking out invasive species

Saturday 24th November

10am – 1pm

The friends will be doing some glade improvement by taking out some small trees and invasive species such as Holm oak, Snowberry and Ash to allow light into the area also laying dead hedging to increase the biodiversity

The friends do a range of tasks from September to March over from litter-picking to meadow improvement. if interested please contact the friends for further information.

Barbecues or dogs please.
Sorry: No on-site toilets
Workday will be canceled if raining or windy
Entrance in Beadnell Road

Please bring gloves if you have them and wear suitable clothing and footwear
Bring a drink and food if required
If require any more information please contact us;

E-mail: contact@garthorneroad.org.uk

Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Twitter: @garthorneroadnr


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Friends of Garthorne Road Taskday 3rd November results

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Stairway to Heaven?

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Completed steps

The Friends taskday completed the steps along the path up to the Beadnell Road Glade, we filled the steps with type 1 hogging and put some path edging in to stop the materials been washed away if it rains and to protect the colony of violets that grow along the path which is important for the Dark Green Fritillary butterfly and also put and handrail to aid people with less mobility.

The friends do a range of tasks from September to March from litter-picking to meadow improvement. if interested please contact the friends for further information.

If require any more information please contact us;
E-mail: contact@garthorneroad.org.uk
Website: garthorneroadnaturereserve.com
Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Twitter: @garthorneroadnr

 


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Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Taskday

IMG_5297Saturday 3rd November

10am – 1pm

Due to the last task day been cancelled on 14th October because of the weather. The friends will continue to install step-building and also handrails and path edging to improve public access, some heavy lifting involved.

The friends do a range of tasks from September to March from litter-picking to meadow improvement. if interested please contact the friends for further information.

No Barbecues or dogs please.

Sorry: No on-site toilets

Workday will be canceled if raining or windy

Entrance in Beadnell Road

Please bring gloves if you have them and wear suitable clothing and footwear
Bring a drink and food if required
if require any more information please contact us;

E-mail: contact@garthorneroad.org.uk

Website: garthorneroadnaturereserve,com

Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Twitter: @garthorneroadnr


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Friends of Garthorne Road Task Day

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Volunteer constructing steps

Sunday 14th October

10am – 1pm

Due to the last task day been cancelled on 23rd September due to the severe weather. The friends will continue to install step-building and also handrails and path edging to improve public access, some heavy lifting involved.

The friends do a range of tasks from September to March over from litter-picking to meadow improvement. if interested please contact the friends for further information.

No Barbecues or dogs please.

Sorry: No on-site toilets

Workday will be canceled if raining or windy

Entrance in Beadnell Road

Please bring gloves if you have them and wear suitable clothing and footwear

Bring a drink and food if required
if require any more information please contact us;

Email: contact@garthorneroad.org.uk

Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Twitter: @garthorneroadnr

 


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Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Taskday

 

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Step-building improving access for visitors 

Sunday 22nd September 

10am – 1pm

UPDATE: This event unfortunately has been canclled due to the rain and high winds. Please refer to website or Friends Facebook for futher events.

The friends will be starting their winter program of task days which will range from litter-picking to meadow improvement. The first workday we will be doing some step maintenance, hand rail and path edging installation, some heavy lifting involved.

No barbecues or dogs please
Sorry: No on-site toilets

Workday will be cancelled if raining or windy

Entrance in Beadnell Road

Please bring gloves if you have them and wear suitable clothing and footwear
Bring a drink and food if required
If you require any more information please contact us;

E-mail: contact@garthorneroad.org.uk
Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Twitter: @garthorneroadnr

 


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Reserve Open Day Sunday 2nd September

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Sunday 2nd September

10am – 1pm

Guided Tree Walk at 11am

The Friends will be opening the reserve for the last time this year, come and explore this Oasis of calm in Forest Hill and why not bring a picnic and explore it.

For further information contact or to join our events, volunteers and newsletter mailing list, please contact the Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve.

No barbecues or dogs please
Sorry: No on-site toilets

Please Note: Event will be cancelled if raining or windy

Entrance in Beadnell Road

E-mail: contact@garthorneroad.org.uk
Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Twitter: @Garthorne Road NR