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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Act Carefully and Remain Cautious

In line with the latest government guidelines, restrictions on wearing a face covering and observing social distancing rules are lifting from Monday 19th July 2021. However COVID-19 has not gone away and we need to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. We also appreciate that volunteers may wish to continue to wear face coverings … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Act Carefully and Remain Cautious

Bumblebee ID

As well as honeybees there are around 24 species of bumblebee in the UK, but can you tell the difference? https://www.youtube.com/embed/rQO-md2_DVY The Latin name for bumblebees is Bombus, meaning to buzz or boom, which is most appropriate because they are frequently heard before they are seen. By identifying different bumblebee species you can help to … Continue reading Bumblebee ID

Free school holiday park activities

Join the Medway Swale Estuary Partnership for some *free* school holiday park activities this summer in the five urban Green Flag parks. Booking is through Eventbrite or alternatively email info@msep.org.uk for Hillyfields, Great Lines and Broomhill, and the 2 picnic events are drop in with no need to book. DatesLocationEventTimes28 Jul 2021HillyfieldsBuild a Bird Feeder & games10am-12pm29 … Continue reading Free school holiday park activities

The Great British Spring Clean – Update Report

Report by Medway Council on the success of the Great British Spring Clean with a huge thank you to all our Friends Groups: Friday 28th May - Sunday 13th June saw Medway Council support the annual #GreatBritishSpringClean in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy. Under current government guidance, we were unable to promote the event in … Continue reading The Great British Spring Clean – Update Report

Grass meadow at sunset

Notes from an Urban Greenspace – Meadows Special!

I remember as a child every time we drove any distance the car windscreen would get a liberal spread of dead bugs of various sorts. These would be flying across the road from the verges and adjacent farmland, and it always made me wonder how many there actually were if so many were hit by … Continue reading Notes from an Urban Greenspace – Meadows Special!