Wilmer Place Planning Application 2013/1583…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on June 12, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments
Abney Biodiversity Defeats Sainsburys - Will They Appeal?
The formal decision of the planning sub-committee which rejected the Wilmer Place Sainsbury's has been published on the LBH website. As expected it sites…Continue
Abney Woodland Edge Saved
the corporate propaganda machine fails…Continue
OBJECT TODAY - ON LINE NOW
The Wilmer Place Sainsbury's and residential development abutting Abney's eastern boundary is back before LBH…Continue
Volunteer power is continuing to transform Hackney's green landscape from over managed, conservative parkland into wildlife friendly, sustainable playgrounds for all. This is possible thanks to local experts, small grants and hours of dedicated volunteering.
2013 - the story so far…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on February 5, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments
A woman saw a hedgehog by the railway line on Stoke Newington Common in late October. It may have been disturbed by the clearance work done on the railway cutting. Fortunately Tree Musketeers and Stoke Newington Common Users Group have planted a lot of trees, shrubs and climbers along the railway line so that there is…Continue
The process of restoring East Marsh from a coach park to a green space has begun. You can see here the paving being stripped away from a layer of hardcore beneath.
By autumn of next year, we're promised, the green space will be restored. The football and rugby pitches that were shoehorned onto the main marsh will be moved back. The pressure on space ended HMUG's…Continue
Added by Hackney Marshes Users Group on November 13, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments
Experience a range of activities and entertainment against the back drop of a stunning wildlife community garden.
For more information:…Continue
Added by Yewande Okuleye on September 14, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments
The small colony (maybe 50-100 bees) have taken up residence in a bird…Continue
Added by Stephanie Irvine on April 25, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
Join the Bee Cause!
As you probably know, b ees are in trouble. Three of the 25 species of British bumblebee are already extinct and half of the remainder have shown serious declines, often up to 70%, since the 1970s. Unfortunately, the reasons are complicated and not clearly enough understood.
Bees are essential…
Added by Katherine Pitt on April 24, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments
This is a girdled mining bee (Andrena labiata). First seen at Abney last April I was delighted to re-acquaint myself with these little wonders on Wednesday. Even more delighted that the 3 on Weds had become 20 by today! They all appear to be males anxiously awaiting females. The males were loitering in the area in front of the Booth…Continue
Added by Russell Miller on April 13, 2012 at 20:42 — No Comments
Added by Russell Miller on April 13, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments
IF WE CAN'T SEE THE TREES
Added by Russell Miller on March 27, 2012 at 21:35 — No Comments
From Kate Mitchell:-
The Hackney Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) 2012-17 has now been adopted by Hackney Council.
The BAP is a partnership document that outlines the priorities for biodiversity in Hackney and sets out a programme of action to improve biodiversity across the borough. The plan draws together a series of actions that will ensure that best practice, policy and legislation are followed and…Continue
Abney Park Nature Reserve
Veteran Tree Project
Abney Park Cemetery Nature Reserve
Abney Park Cemetery was a visionary, Victorian masterpiece. In 1840 a new non-denominational garden cemetery was created in Stoke Newington. It also been planted as a world class arboretum with 2,500…
Added by Russell Miller on June 21, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
The wonderful Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata) in Kynaston Gardens is in flower at the moment. This tree is from China where it is endangered in the wild.
It has the most amazing flowers with big balls of anthers beneath huge white bracts.
Each ball also has a small stigma hidden between the ball and the bract. Presumably this is 'designed' for pollination by a Chinese insect, perhaps a bee.…
Added by Russell Miller on April 21, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
Adela reaumurella - male
These amazing looking little moths are part of a group of micro moths called longhorns (for obvious reasons). They can currently be found flapping around trees and shrubs in Abney on warm days.
The larvae feed on dead oak leaves.
For a full list of species recorded in Hackney see the most recent list produced…
Added by Russell Miller on April 18, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
Apologies for the tabloidesque headline but these fellas are gorgeous. Orange tip butterflies are just emerging and they look amazing when fresh like this male in Abney a couple of days ago.
The larvae feed on garlic mustard. The adults emerge from April to May and are a sure sign spring is here.
Not content with stunning orange and white upper wings they also have…
Added by Russell Miller on April 13, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments