Saturday 14th February
Possibly our last session on the meadows as we will then hand it back to the birds who will be starting to nest in the spring. That being the case, we would be grateful of a good turnout of volunteers so we can really make the most of our time here. We will take a break for lunch from 12.00 - 1.00 and will have tea and biscuits on hand. This is a drop-in session, but it will help if you can drop in at 10.00am or 1.00pm so as not to miss the briefing.
Conservation activities at a glance
The Friends hold a work session every second Saturday of the month. There is usually at least another session each month run by The Conservation Volunteers on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Tuesday 17th February
Join Jack Newman and the rest of the TCV volunteers as they continue our work from last year clearing large clumps of ivy from the viaduct over St James Lane in Muswell Hill. Meet at the top of the steps from St James Lane.
Saturday 31st January
Can you spare a couple of hours to help the conservation work in Muswell Hill?
Is graffiti getting out of control?
Walkers may have noticed that the volume of graffiti has been on the increase not only at Crouch Hill, but also further down the length of the Parkland Walk. Many passers-by are admirers of some of the paintwork, but we get a lot of feedback from people who feel this activity is not appropriate to a nature reserve and spoils their experience of walking in a green environment, filling the air with unpleasant fumes.
Graffiti, it should be remembered is a criminal offence, and the Parkland Walk is also a designated Nature Reserve. FPW welcome your feedback but are powerless to take action. If you see graffiti taking place we would remind you that it can be reported to the authorities directly as a criminal act in progress by dialling 101.
You could be a flora recorder
If you would like to develop your wildflower identification skills, we have a couple of areas where we have cut back considerable amounts of bramble and would welcome volunteers who can record what plants take avantage of the new open ground and improved light.
You don't have to be a fully fledged professional to be a part of this.
If you are interested in getting involved, please drop us a line.