Thursday, 31 March 2011

WORKDAYS IN MAYOW PARK 7th & 14th April 2011


Friends of Mayow Park with Nature’s Gym
DATE: Thursday 7th April and Thursday 14th April
TIME: From 11am to 2pm
WHY: To develop the new Pavilion Triangle area.  
Help turn the Pavilion Triangle into a community food-growing resource:
plant fruit bushes, herbs and create a woodchip path.
Meet by the Pavilion.
Please wear suitable shoes and clothes for gardening.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Dacres Wood Nature Reserve Sunday 27 March 2011

Dacres Wood nature reserve and field centre open day
Friends of Mayow Park with  Forest Hill Society have organised an open day at  Dacres Wood Nature Reserve on Sunday 27th March 2011 from 1pm to 4pm. There will be history talks in the Field Centre, guided walks, nature activities,  gardening tips and refreshments. A great way to celebrate the return of spring!
 We will use the entrance via the field centre, which is off Dacres Road,  down the unmarked driveway between Homefield House and Catling Close

Saturday, 19 March 2011


There has been concern at the tree felling during the past week in Mayow Park. Word from Lewisham Greenscene is that the trees were diseased and needed to come down.
The Friends of Mayow Park will be talking to Greenscene about plans for future tree planting so that this park will still look magnificent into the next century.
We have asked that, in future when such works are undertaken,  park users are given advance warning so that they will be assured about  the purpose of the work. 
FOMP 19th March 2011

Friday, 18 March 2011

Advance notice film night in July

We are still in March and already plans are being prepared for a film night in Mayow Park in July. So get your diaries and note the date:
Advance notice: Date for your diary
WEDNESDAY 13TH JULY 2011 from 8PM-11PM [time to be confirmed]

For one night only, Sydenham Arts Festival will transform Mayow Park into an open-air cinema.
Following 2009’s screening of The Bride of Frankenstein and last year’s Fantastic Mr Fox, this year film fans can get to see the original version of classic British crime caper The Italian Job, starring Michael Caine. One of its most famous scenes was actually filmed locally in Crystal Palace Park – see if you can guess which one!

The film will be introduced by film historian and broadcaster Matthew Sweet. The main feature will be preceded by short films made by local film-makers.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Bird walk 6th March 2011

Twelve hardy folk came on the bird walk around Mayow Park, at 7am on a cold but dry Sunday 6th  March 2011.

We had hardly begun the walk when we were confronted by two male blackbirds squabbling!
As we walked round we looked at possible nesting holes in the ancient oaks and found holes of different sizes to suit a range of tree nesting birds, the largest big enough for stock doves.
Thank you to Paul for leading today's enjoyable walk.
Thanks also to those who joined us.

Here is a list (in no particular order) of the birds seen:
Black headed gulls
Wood pigeons
Blue tits
Great tits
Stock doves
Carrion crows
Pair of mistle thrushes

Birds we heard:
Song Thrush    
Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming