Sunday, 23 October 2011

Dacres Wood Reserve open day 23rd October 2011

Close to Mayow Park, the small reserve at Dacres Wood was open to the public today. Around 70 people visited, including volunteers from Forest Hill Society who provided refreshments and gave guided tours. Children were given 'scavenger hunt' activity sheets to help them get up close to the wildlife in the reserve. Steve Grindlay gave an excellent talk on 'Art and Artists in Forest Hill and Sydenham' at midday, repeated at 2pm.
There seems to be great interest in starting up a Friends of Dacres Wood. Such a group would be able to open the reserve to the public more frequently and do some nature conservation work to improve the different habitat zones around the site. Anyone interested in helping to set up this group should pass on their contact details to .

Friday, 21 October 2011

Raising the Green Flag on 21st October 2011

The Mayow Park Green Flag was raised today at 2pm. Attending the flag raising were Glendale staff, Greenscene and the Friends of Mayow Park. Thank you to Glendale for the preparations and to Fred who installed the flagpole. Fred is in the second picture about to raise the flag. Thank you to everyone who has worked to improve the park.
And I forgot to mention two local councillors who are very supportive of the Friends of Mayow Park. Thank you Susan and Chris!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

weeding and mulching in the Triangle

Huge thanks to Marina and Suzy for their recent and ongoing work in the Triangle. Suzy has been patiently weeding round the plants we want to keep and her efforts are clearly visible.
Marina was determined to finish putting another thick layer of woodchip mulch on the log-edged, windy path near the bigger plant bed . . . and she finished today, on such an extremely hot day.