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  • Repelling the invaders

    Repelling the invaders0

    A conservation day is being held at The Wood and Richard Jefferies Bird Sanctuary off Oakhill Grove, behind Surbiton station, on Sat, July 9, tackling invasive species such as cherry laurel, bamboo and self-sown sycamores, as well as picking litter. Kingston biodiversity officer Elliot Newton explains: “It’s an area of beautiful mature native woodland which

  • Tim walks for bereaved children and cleans beaches en route

    Tim walks for bereaved children and cleans beaches en route0

    Tim Williams is homing in on the final leg of his mission – to walk the coastline of England and raise thousands of pounds for bereaved children as he does it. Tim, who lives in Tolworth, has already completed 2,110 miles in 117 days and hopes to complete a further 150 miles and reach the

  • Volunteer to help monitor cattle at Tolworth nature reserve

    Volunteer to help monitor cattle at Tolworth nature reserve0

    Can you help keep an eye on Moogan Freeman at Tolworth Court Farm Moated Manor? Moogan, from the Downlands Partnership, will be taking part in a two-week conservation grazing project at the 2.4 acre nature reserve off Kingston Road. The grazing by the Sussex cattle will help improve the biodiversity of the meadow and the

  • Mask up for Hogsmill water voles

    Mask up for Hogsmill water voles0

    Stand out from the crowd, and support a good cause at the same time, by sporting this eye-catching water vole mask (see pic above). The Get InVOLEd mask costs £7.50 with free postage thrown in. Made to order by volunteers from recycled polyester and cotton bed sheets (50-50), it has an endearing water vole logo

  • Vote for Hogsmill River film

    Vote for Hogsmill River film2

    A short film on the Hogsmill River has reached the final of the Charity Film Awards. The film on the rare chalkstream which runs through Berrylands, is on the shortlist for the virtual award ceremony which will be live streamed tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm at www.charityfilmawards.com/live-stream It is up against 18 others in the ‘long form’

  • London’s hidden hunters

    London’s hidden hunters0

    Surbiton’s wildlife expert Elliot Newton will be shedding some light on the capital’s hidden hunters this morning (Saturday) at 11am on the Earth Live Lessons YouTube channel. Elliot, Kingston Council’s biodiversity officer, will be telling us more about the woodpeckers, dragonflies, bats and other creatures which use London as their hunting ground. Tune in to

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