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Explore River Quaggy 21st January

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Have you considered keeping chickens?

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Hither Green Wildlife Blog – Suggestions please

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Often hidden as it winds it’s way through Lee and Hither Green; come explore the River Quaggy with Lee Forum and Qwag Saturday 21st January 1.30-4.30pm Meet at the Arts Cafe in Manor Park Everyone welcome! Choose whether to walk next to or in the river (weather permitting). Quag will supply waders. If you would like some please …

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 …

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 …

Back by popular demand, poet Miriam Nash will be guiding a nature walk and treasure hunt in Manor Park this Sunday. Her first walk earlier this summer was a super success with families ezploring the the entire park for clues and treasure. Date: Sunday 18 October Time: 2-5pm Location: Meet at the Arts Cafe, Manor …

There are a host of fun things coming up at the Wild Cat Wilderness project this Autumn including Harvest Festival this Sunday where their own Catford honey will be on sale. Address: Riverview Park Road, Catford SE6 4PL Upcoming Events-Drop in anytime but book online. Sunday 27th September                   Wilderness Harvest Festival 1.30 – 6pm …

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 …