Biodiversity links

Female Hairy Footed Flower bee - flying now(March)
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Biodiversity and Green Spaces

01/02/16 Rare Cobalt blue fungus found at Abney.

09/01/16 London Naturalist article on Abney's rare bumblebee mimic.

08/01/16 Lsiten to the Trees - Act Now on Climate Change

10/12/15 Next Hackney Biodiversity Partnership meeting will be on Thurs 27 Feb 2016.

12/10/15 Next Hackney Biodiversity Partnership will focus on water issues in Hackney. Date and details: 19 November 2015 Meeting

05/09/15 Hackney Biodiversity Partnership - minutes of Aug 2015 meeting - 19 November 2015 Meeting

21/07/15 Purple Emporer butterfly seen at Abney Park nature reserve. First recorded sighting of this species at Abney. White-Letter haristreakPurple hairstreak and Silver-Washed frittilery also seen.

16/05/15 Species lists for Hackney bees, Abney invertebratesAbney flora and Abney fungi.

14/03/15 The bees knees of trees for bees

06/03/15 Spring Bees and Orchards in Hackney

12/2/15 Hackney Biodiversity Partnership meeting.

4/11/14 DEFRA publishes The National Pollinator Strategy: for bees and other pollinators in England, a 10 year plan to 'help pollinating insects survive and thrive'.

22/10/14 Grow Wild is awarding funding of £1,000 to £4,000 to community groups that want to bring people together to transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants. Deadline is 2 December 2014

20/09/14 The Wildlife trust has been given £1.5 million to create Woodberry Wetlands at Stoke Newington East Reservoir

10/08/14 Tigers seen in Hackney! Big orange dayflying moths.

07/14 Friends of the Earth have published a guide on how local authorities can help save bees

17/05/14 Katherine Hamnett calls emergency Roundup meeting in Hackney

06/03/14 Friends of the Earth urges everyone to comment on the UK's draft Bee Action Plan, and to make it stronger

13/01/14 Rare beetle discovered in Stoke Newington.

24/07/13 Healthy trees, healthy places report published. This spells out how investing in a vibrant and thriving natural environment is critical to key services, and a powerful tool in regenerating and reinvigorating the local economy. It also highlights the importance of trees in improving urban air quality.

02/07/13 Sign the petition against Sainsbury's.

13/06/13 Object on line now to new Sainsbury's Wilmer Place planning application.

11/06/13 Endangered bumble bee mimic discovered at Abney.

06/06/13 Hackney Homes is looking for help from residents to enhance biodiversity. And Sustainable Hackney are looking for estates looking to reduce the use of pesticides. Click here for details

05/04/13 Planning Committee reject Wilmer Pace Sainsbury's and Save Abney's Woodland Edge.

14/03/13 ACT NOW TO PROTECT ABNEY FROM SAINSBURYS. The Wilmer Place planning application has been revised and re-subitted. Object on line NOW.

Major events on the Marshes? 07/03/13 HMUG+SH Letter to Gazette Major events.pdf + 07/03/13 Gazette article on Marshes major events

7/1/13 Next Hackney Biodiversity Partnership meeting 21st January 2013.

26/11/12 Biodiversity Report for SH Steering Group meeting on 28.11.12.

22/11/12 The Wilmer Place planning application remains live. Determination has been delayed by our pressure for more wildlife surveys.

30/10/12 Hedgehog seen on Stoke Newington Common.

10/10/12 Rare Whitebeam found in Springfield Park is Sorbus mougeotii not S. anglica.

21/09/12 Another rare moth discovered at Abney.

10/09/12 Detailed ecological objections to Wilmer Place development (more concise objections; fungi & birds).

07/09/12 Guided Walk through Abney Park Nature Reserve - Wilmer Place Park v Sainsbury's Towerblock

22/08/12 Abney Park Nature Reserve Threatened by WIlmer Place Sainsbury's tower block.

29/06/12 Take part in the RSPB Cockney Sparrow count until 12th July

13.3.12 Rare Girdled Mining Bees at Abney

The importance of recording data on London's flora and fauna

19/03/12 Hackney Biodiversity Partnership Meeting

15/03/12 Hackney adopts Biodiversity Action Plan

06/03/12 Springfield Park Cherry Destroyed

20/02/12 Hackney Biodiversity Partnership Bi-Monthly Meeting

20/02/12 Hackney Biodiversity Partnership Bee Workshop 

24/10/11 Hackney Biodiversity Action Plan consultation closes today!





Biodiversity Events

People interested in Biodiversity

SH Bee Group

Green Space Map

Russell's blog


Abney Park Cemetery

Article on the Consequences of changing (destroying) biodiversity

Hackney Biodiversity Action Plan (pdf)

Hackney Council's Biodiversity Advice notes

Biodiversity on Hackney Marshes

Futerra on Branding Biodiversity - The new nature message

History of the London Natural History Society which originated in Haggerston and Clapton

Living London - Green infrastructure explained

Sites of importance for nature conservation in Hackney

Six steps to pesticide reduction

Some open spaces in Hackney

Trees in Hackney

Walks connecting Hackney's parks and open spaces

Woodberry Wetlands

Local Organisations

Hackney Biodiversity Partnership

Tree Musketeers

Hackney Parks Department

Hackney Parks Forum

Mabley Green Users Group

Other Organisations


Green Roof Shelters

Grow Wild

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