Category Archives: Nature

Looking ahead to 2016

Yes – still here, as is the Green, of course, and these male hazel catkins*.  And looking forward to our AGM at Forest Hill Pools, Saturday 13th, 11.00. Meanwhile we are working on a vision for 2016, to be shared … Continue reading

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Bio-Diversity in our Brambles and Nettles

Dear Friends, here are some of the creatures that dwell in our many nettle and bramble patches. Leaf beetles, Jersey  Tiger Moth, Large Skipper and gatekeeper butterflies are a few that depend on the blossom and leaf cover. Birds and … Continue reading

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Spring Bloom on Albion Millennium Green

Cowslip, Hawthorn and Lilac, Primrose, English Bluebells, Pear Blossom,        

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Work Day on Albion Millennium Green 9th May 2015

Seven volunteers dug out some blackberry and lined more pathway with logs, hoping to encourage stag beetles. Thanks to all who helped. The next work day is on Saturday 13th June.

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South London Botanical Institute Wildflower walk

We’ll be doing a Wildflower Walk on the Green this morning – all welcome to come. Hopefully it won’t be raining again! Meet at 10.30 in Forest Hill Pools cafe and walk to Green along railway path. The Green was … Continue reading

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Wild Things On The Green

Saturday 10th May. Work Day. Hemlock cleared from around Damson’s and Plums. One Sycamore branch removed. Some Bind-weed clearance. Nettles and Brambles buzzing with insects: Shield Bugs, Dragonfly, Butterflies. Attendance at work day: 1, but hey, everyone needs a holiday. … Continue reading

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Spring Blossom on The Green’s Fruit Trees

Pear and Apple Blossom

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Newt in the Pond of Albion Millennium Green

Video of Newt by Bruno Roubicek Also showing growing tadpoles and water fleas. There area lot of water fleas but research suggests these are a good food source for tadpoles and newts and don’t pose a risk to either.

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Frog on the Green

Nursery pupils from Eliot Bank School found a young frog this morning, on their walk around the Green:

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More Tadpoles Hatch – Video

https://vimeo.com/89951043

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