Garthorne Road Nature Reserve

An oasis of calm in Forest Hill


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A snowy day at the reserve Saturday 17th March 2018

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Violets in the snow

 

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Snowy embankment path

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Snowy main path

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Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Conservation volunteering 2018

Update: Unfortunately the workday was cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions and the safety of the volunteers. The reserve will be open on Saturday 7th April 10am – 1pm.

Garthorne Road Nature Reserve an important wildlife site and former fragment of the Great North Wood. Please join the friends to help them manage this green oasis in Forest Hill for people and wildlife.

Workdays are 10am – 1pm

Saturday 17th March: We will be continuing to Installing steps and path edging to protect the native wildflowers.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring work gloves if you have them. Tools will be provided. Workday will be cancelled in case of heavy rain and/or strong winds.

If you would like to volunteer or become a committee member please contact us at

E-mail: contact@friendsofgarthorneroad.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Friendsofgarthorneroadnaturereserve/
Website: garthorneroadnaturereserve.com
Twitter : @garthorneroadnr


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Results from workday Saturday 3rd February 2018

 

The Friends on this rather wet morning installed 3 steps, ten metres of path edging and 3 posts for handrail plus a litter pick.

Also wildlife sightings: Fox, Goldcrest, Blue, Great & Long-tailed Tits, Blackbird, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon Carrion Crow & Magpie.


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Mapping the Great North Wood Screening Friday 2nd February 2018 at 6pm

 

Once, a large part of South London was forest. This documentary tracks its amazing history, and today’s efforts to conserve its surviving remnants. The full 20-minute film, featuring historic maps and live footage, will be screened at 6pm on Friday 2 February 2018 at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Rd, London SE15 4EE. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Daniel Greenwood Sydenham Hill Wood Conservation Officer if you are attending please.

e-mail: dgreenwood@wildlondon.org.uk


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Friends of Garthorne Road Taskday Saturday 3rd February 10am – 1pm

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We will continue from the last cancelled workday to install steps, path edging and handrails to improve access to the site an prevent trampling of the fauna along the paths,
Tools supplied. Please bring work/gardening gloves if you have them
There is some heavy lifting involved.

Event will be cancelled in heavy rain or strong winds

Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.
For further details contact the Friends send a message.

E-mail:contact@friendsofgarthorneroad.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Friendsofgarthorneroadnaturereserve/
Website: garthorneroadnaturereserve.com
Twitter : @garthorneroadnr


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Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve Taskday Saturday 13th January 2018 10am-1pm

Building Steps

Today’s taskday has been cancelled at very short notice due to access issues. The next workday will be on Saturday 3rd February 10am – 1pm. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

We will continue to install steps, path edging and handrails to improve access to the site an prevent trampling of the fauna along the paths,
Tools supplied. Please bring gloves if you have them
There is some heavy lifting involed

Event will be cancelled in heavy rain or strong winds

Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.
For further details contact the Friends send a message.

E-mail:contact@friendsofgarthorneroad.org.uk

Facebook: Friends of Garthorne Road Nature Reserve
Website: garthorneroadnaturereserve.com
Twitter : #garthorneroadnr


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Friends of Garthorne Road Workday Saturday 2nd December 10am – 1pm

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contact@friendsofgarthorneroad.org.ukBen tamping down the gravel

We will be installing path edging around the reserve to stop trampling and the paths getting wide and also time permitting install a couple of steps and hand rails, some heavy lifting involved.Tools will be provided, please bring gloves.

Event will be cancelled in heavy rain or strong winds

Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.
For further details contact the Friends send a message.

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