Sutcliffe Park revisited

Sutcliffe Park revisited

QWAG returns to the site of its first major river restoration It’s not so long ago that if you visited Sutcliffe Park you would never know there was a river running through it. The restoration of the River Quaggy in Sutcliffe Park – on the Greenwich/Lewisham...
Farewell to Chris McGaw (1st December 2011)

Farewell to Chris McGaw (1st December 2011)

Sadly, this autumn has seen the departure of Chris McGaw, who has managed the Lewisham Rivers and People project since its inception two and a half years ago. In that time, Chris has led umpteen walks all over Lewisham and shown us many features of the natural world...
Watch the birdie! (8th November 2011)

Watch the birdie! (8th November 2011)

Sutcliffe Park bird list Park Ranger, John Beckham, visits Sutcliffe Park from time to time as part of his duties. During 2010 and 2011 John recorded an impressive list of 38 bird species he saw (and/or heard) in the park. A significant number are birds associated...
Book those bats! (2nd September 2011)

Book those bats! (2nd September 2011)

Pipistrelles – Creekside to Sutcliffe Park Night Sight Illusive creatures, bats. As night specialists, they’re difficult or downright impossible to see. But using electronic detectors we can now identify individual species – and get an idea of their...
Knotweed holds up Manor Park bridge (30th June 2011)

Knotweed holds up Manor Park bridge (30th June 2011)

Knotweed burgeoning on the far side of the Quaggy where the bridge connects to Longhurst Road A year’s delay likely A large colony of Japanese knotweed is delaying Manor Park’s third entrance – the bridge over the Quaggy, linking the park to...
River Quaggy meets Prime Meridian (31st May 2011)

River Quaggy meets Prime Meridian (31st May 2011)

But where exactly? An epic 8-stage trek along the Meridian Line from Greenwich Peninsula to Peacehaven, Sussex, got underway on Saturday 7th May. Researched and led by master route plotter and QWAG member, Ralph Palfrey, the first 8.7mile leg follows the Line, with...
Fight against Alien Invaders (11th May 2011)

Fight against Alien Invaders (11th May 2011)

Biodiversity experts back QWAG in fight against alien invaders Himalayan Balsam Blitz! Community groups like QWAG are vital to warding off alien invaders such as Himalayan Balsam, in a bid to improve local biodiversity, experts told a major London conference in May....
Tree in Trouble (30th April 2011)

Tree in Trouble (30th April 2011)

Re-populating our poplar Local botanist Nick Bertrand suspected a row of trees lining the River Ravensbourne in Ladywell Fields (the Middle Field) were rare native Water Poplars, Populus nigra subspecies betulifolia. Following DNA analysis, so they proved to be....
Whacking Chinbrook’s Willows (18th February 2011)

Whacking Chinbrook’s Willows (18th February 2011)

Getting down to things – a volunteer coppices willow February 18th 2011, and volunteers working by the Quaggy in Chinbrook Meadows are cutting down trees for the good of the environment. This might seems an odd thing to be doing. But it’s all about...

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