Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers (SNCV), are the main nature conservation organisation operating within Sutton and has been working to conserve and maintain Sutton’s many wildlife sites since 1987.
Their main aims are the conservation and improvement of sites of wildlife value in the borough. We carry out practical maintenance and habitat management work throughout the year. These tasks include hedgelaying, coppicing, scrub clearance and fence construction. During the spring and summer, we also carry out ecological surveys and monitoring, recording plants and animals to help inform our management.
"The sites that we work on vary in character and size, from small pockets of ‘green space’ to large Local Nature Reserves. Some of these sites have limited public access and so volunteer task days provide excellent opportunities to see some hidden wildlife gems! We are lucky to have a variety of habitats within Sutton, including chalk grassland, woodland and wetlands & ponds, all of which we help to maintain and conserve for wildlife," said a spokesperson.
Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers is a key partner to the London Borough of Sutton Biodiversity Team and our work contributes to helping to improve the overall biodiversity in Sutton and counts towards the targets set out in the Biodiversity Action Plan 2010-2015.
In all, the SNCV contributes around 700 volunteer days per year to help local wildlife and habitats. If you care about where you live and ensuring that your children have a green environment, rich in wildlife in which to grow and live, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can become involved or have a mooch around this site to find out more.Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers is the main nature conservation organisation operating within the London Borough of Sutton.
The August events are as follows:
Incredible Insects! Monday 18 August, 10:30am – 12 noon & 1:30 – 3pm. Sutton Ecology Centre. Discover some weird and wonderful insects, hunt for insects and invent your own crazy insect to take home!
Cost: £3.50 per child. Suitable for: children 3yrs+. Booking: essential
Nature Ramble @ Whitehall Museum. Sunday 17 August, 1-3pm. Meet at Whitehall Museum, Cheam. A gentle walk through Cheam Park to spot butterflies and other local wildlife. The walk starts and ends at Whitehall and includes refreshments in the tea room at the end.
Cost: £4.50 per adult / £2.50 per child, including refreshments (tea/coffee/juice). Suitable for: all. Booking: Recommended, please call Whitehall Museum on 020 86431236 or email: email@example.com
Go Wild @ Cuddington Recreation Ground. Tuesday 19 August, 11am – 2pm. Cuddington Recreation Ground. Off Sparrow Farm Road, Worcester Park. Meet us at your local green space and hire one of our Nature Discovery Backpacks to take off for your own wild adventure.
Cost: £2 per activity booklet, £10 refundable deposit for backpack. Suitable for: families. No need to book, just turn up at any time.
Dragonflies for Beginners Training Day. Saturday 23 August, 10am-4pm. Sutton Ecology Centre. Flying jewels of the sky, the vibrant and active nature of dragonflies and damselflies will be explored, with identification of key species, habitat requirements and conservation covered by the course.
Cost: £10 per person. Suitable for: Adults 16+. Booking is essential.
Bat Walk @ Beddington Park. Saturday 23 August, 8pm-10pm. Car park by Riverside Animal Hospital. Bats are busy feeding up, trying to put on as much body weight as possible to enter hibernation when the weather turns cold at the end of summer. Join us for a short walk and talk about how bats live. Bat detectors will be provided.Cost: £4 per person. Suitable for: everyone. Booking is recommended.
Environmental Fair. Monday 25 August, 9am-8pm. The annual environmental event of the year is back at Carshalton Park. We’ll be hosting a stall where you can learn all about local wildlife, as well as engaging in lots of fun activities, including making animal masks!
Cost: £4 entry for adults. Suitable for: everyone. Booking is not required.
For further information about these and the organisation go to http://suttonnature.wordpress.com/