June 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Council threat to UK BAP habitat on Mabley Green

Nemophora fasciella - UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species - Mabley Green Redgra

As if the assaults on Abney were not enough Hackney Council are engaged in a 'consultation' to develop Mabley Green.  They want to build another full-size all weather football pitch…

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Added by Russell Miller on June 21, 2013 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Object NOW to Sainsbury's Wilmer Place Planning Application 2013/1583

To object on line now takes only seconds but every extra objection is a vote for Abney's wildlife.

The new planning application is almost identical to the last but…

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Added by Russell Miller on June 13, 2013 at 12:56 — No Comments

Objection to Wilmer Place Planning Application 2013/1583

Objection to

Wilmer Place Planning Application 2013/1583…

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Added by Russell Miller on June 12, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Endangered species discovered at Abney Nature Reserve

LOOKS LIKE A BUMBLEBEE?

Yes it does, it had me fooled looking thorugh Bombus pictures to identify it. But those legs are a bit thin for a bee, the eyes too big and (no mistaking) the antennae are too short and stubby.

It's a hoverfly that mimics bumble bees. But it's…

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Added by Russell Miller on June 11, 2013 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

Work with Hackney Homes to improve biodiversity on your estate

Hackney Homes is looking for help from residents to enhance biodiversity.  Come up with ideas to improve your estate for animals and plants, identify areas of grassland that should be managed for biodiversity, identify trees that should be protected with tree preservation orders, and find areas that are suitable for nest and bat boxes. …

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Added by Michael Calderbank on June 7, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

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