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Have you considered keeping chickens?

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Hither Green Wildlife Blog – Suggestions please

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Commuters, please take your trash home!

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Have you ever wondered what else might be sharing your outside side space?!  Then consider joining a new local Wildlife Group to hear ideas about how you identify creatures and mini beasts roaming your garden and local parks. Find out how you can encourage more wildlife into your garden or street!    Hither Green Wildlife …

There are quite a number of families keeping chickens in Hither Green! Chickens can be great company, are very good pest control in the garden and give the freshest possible eggs! The British Hens Welfare Trust are re-homing thousands of ex-battery farm hens this summer. These are birds which still lay, although probably every other …

I’ve been encouraged to blog about the wildlife in our local garden and the latest post focused on magnolia blossom and signs of spring is now available here: https://nisfornewt.wordpress.com/ As well as our garden I’ll also attempt to blog about the wildlife of Hither Green if I see anything interesting locally such as the first …

The Creekside Discovery Centre on Deptford Creek is a outdoor education and research hub based on the Deptford Creek. They offer a range of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Their teaching team were crucial to last weeks reporting of the Hither Green diesel spill to the Environment Agency. See highlights from their report …

Many thanks to the local residents who braved the cold weather today to work on the station embankments. We narrowly avoided the rain too. Thank you to all the passers by who stopped to say thank you and have a chat. The Volunteers were mostly there to cut back vegetation growing through the Springbank Road …

Opportunities for young creatives from Grow Wild. Grow Wild is a national campaign to encourage people and groups to grow wild flowers in small urban spaces.  Young people aged 12-25 are being invited to contribute to the project beyond simply sowing seeds. they can win £500 to do something positive in their communities. They want to …

On 4 February a freight train at the Hither Green was derailed and an estimated 4000 litres of diesel was spilled into a ditch. The contamination later found its way into our local river. UPDATE: Statement posted at Manor Park gates. (C) MPUG QWAG Article Link: Qwaggy Waterways Action Group Statement  Over the weekend an iridescent greasy film …

The fiends of Mountsfield Park will be hosting- Eagle Heights Birds of Prey on Saturday 5 September. The fun starts at 1:30pm. There will be eagles, hawks, falcons, and owl, plus you can meet the birds afterwards. For a small donation you may handle the birds. End of Summer Picnic.  BBQ provided by Sammy T’s will include kid …

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is currently looking for neighbours who would like to be a part of this October’s Wild About Gardens Week (WAGW) press launch. WAGW is an initiative from the RHS to encourage people to garden for wildlife. For the launch event, the RHS is looking for a couple of neighbours in …

Alan, a local bee-keeper supplies a lot of Hither Green honey! The so-called “June Gap” is over and our little insect friends are back buzzing about, building up their stores for winter. It may surprise those who have not had the opportunity to study or find out about our honey bees that the urban environment such as Hither Green is a rich source of food …