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Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Taskday

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Sunday 27th January 

11:00am -3:30pm

The friends will be continuing to do more glade improvement taking out invasive species such as Holm oak and Ash to allow light into the woodland floor allowing the native species to thrive.

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 limited gloves 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.

No Barbecues or dogs please.
Sorry: No on-site toilets
Workday will be cancelled 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 Nature Reserve needs you!

Update: Change of Date

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We are holding an Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Tuesday 29th January 8:00pm at Honor Oak Pub, 1 St Germans Road SE23

All members and non members are welcome. If you interested in getting involved in The Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve committee?. We are a small group of local residents interested in conserving this important wildlife reserve in Forest Hill and meet about four times a year to discuss about upcoming public events such as open days, taskdays, funding and promoting the site. Without an active committee the group will not be able to operate and open the reserve to the public during the summer and hold events or enhance the biodiversity of the site.
We need to elect the following posts: Chair, Secretary, Media & Communications, Treasurer and two committee members.
If you wish to be elected as a committee member just inform us which post you would like to be do please either leave a message on of of the groups media page or e-mail the group.

Ernest Thomason (Chair)

E-mail: contact@friendsofgarthorneroad.org.uk
Website: Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Twitter: @garthorneroadnr
Lewisham Conservation Officer: Jessica.kyle@lewisham.gov.uk

 

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve taskdays 2018/2019


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Volunteer building a dead-hedge as shelter for invertebrates and hedgehogs

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 31st March
Some further habitat work, planting four hornbeams donated to the group from London Wildlife Trust
The Great North Wood project and also constructing dead hedging from the brash cut down by Network rail also clearing a path and creating a dead-hedge as a shelter for Invertebrates and hedgehogs. (Weather permitting).

 

Saturday 20th April
First public open day of the year 2pm – 4pm with an general wildlife guided walk at 2:30pm

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.

No Barbecues or dogs please.
Sorry: No on-site toilets
Workday will be cancelled 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

 

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

Friends of Garthorne Road Taskday 3rd November results

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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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Reserve open day Sunday 12th August

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Reserve Open Day
Sunday 12th August
10am- 1pm

The reserve will be open and there will be a guided wildlife walk at 11am by the chair of the Friends group. Why not bring a picnic and explore this oasis of calm in Forest Hill.

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

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