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  • Hillingdon’s wildflower meadows are blooming marvellous

    Friday 5th August, 2016

    Ten Acre Wood (credit Val Borrel)

    Restoration project sees nature thriving across Hillingdon and beyond

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  • Rare species flourish on landscape that inspired Darwin

    Wednesday 3rd August, 2016

    Ox eye daisies at Saltbox Hill

    Goats and ponies help transform Saltbox Hill, cherished haunt of Charles Darwin, into wildlife haven

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  • London’s stunning stag beetles: globally endangered but still strong in south London

    Monday 25th July, 2016

    London stag beetle by Julie Ramsden

    The stag beetle, Britain’s largest beetle, is globally-endangered and is rare or extinct across much of Britain, but they’re hanging on in London’s parks and gardens, especially in south London.

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  • Four London Wildlife Trust nature reserves win Green Flags

    Friday 22nd July, 2016

    Green Flag at Centre for Wildlife Gardening

    Nature reserves run by London Wildlife Trust in Chiswick, Peckham, Twickenham and Hillingdon named among the best in the Britain by leading environmental charity

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  • Come and ‘enjoy the river’ at TideFest 2016

    Thursday 21st July, 2016

    Stand Up Paddleboarding at Kew Bridge with TideFest

    Wildlife organisations, river and environmental groups and community associations have this week announced plans for the third TideFest to be held on the tidal Thames in London on Sunday September 11th

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  • Fly tipping threatens conservation work at Frays Farm Meadows nature reserve in Denham

    Friday 15th July, 2016

    Illegal fly-tipping at Frays Farm Meadows. Image by Nathan Nelson

    Staff from London Wildlife Trust found their way into Frays Farm Meadows blocked by a mountain of illegally dumped rubbish on Thursday morning. The works entrance to the nature reserve, accessible from a slip road on the A40, was completely blocked by several truckloads of waste.

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  • ‘Spider-eating’ fly discovered at Braeburn Park nature reserve during Open Day

    Friday 15th July, 2016

    Cllr Eileen Pallen (centre) with staff from London Wildlife Trust & Land Trust

    Crayford’s Braeburn Park nature reserve hosted its first open day last Sunday, attended by the Mayor of Bexley, Councillor Eileen Pallen, and Councillor Geraldene Lucia-Hennis.

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  • Children enjoy a really wild experience

    Wednesday 13th July, 2016

    Nick Baker with Southwark Park Primary School pupils (credit James Cracknell)

    Schoolchildren discovered Peckham’s wild side with TV presenter Nick Baker at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening.

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  • Freshwater thinking: A new four-year project will boost wildlife in London’s waterways

    Tuesday 5th July, 2016

    Banded demoiselle by Iain Leach

    Water for Wildlife is a new project from London Wildlife Trust that will focus on freshwater habitats across the capital. These waterbodies, and the wildlife species that live in them, will be monitored and mapped, and practical conservation work will be undertaken at key sites across London, enhancing their wildlife value in line with the London Rivers Action Plan and national efforts under the EU Water Framework Directive.

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  • Grazing cows improve Ickenham Marsh habitats

    Wednesday 15th June, 2016

    Sussex cattle at Ickenham Marsh (credit Val Borrell)

    Some beefy new residents have moved into Ickenham Marsh Nature Reserve in Austin’s Lane, Hillingdon.

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