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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Suspension of Volunteering

In line with government guidance, volunteering in Medway greenspaces has been suspended. During this time and request that all group activities or events organised by Friends or volunteers are postponed until further notice. Sadly there will be bulb and tree planting days that will have to be postponed but we can work together remotely to … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Suspension of Volunteering

Peacock (Aglais io) basking in the sun at Hillyfields Community Park after hibernation.

I-SPY IN MARCH

Spring has arrived! The longer days and the increasing temperatures bring early bees, such as the Buff-tailed Bumble Bee, and butterflies, such as Peacocks, Commas, Brimstones and Small Tortoiseshells, out to enjoy the sun. Fruit trees start to bloom: orchard trees are an amazing spectacle this month in our Parks and green spaces.Coast and marshes … Continue reading I-SPY IN MARCH

Invitation to International Women’s Day webinar

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Kent Wildlife Trust will be hosting a free-of-charge online event featuring two distinguished key speakers, Tracey Crouch MP and The Spectator’s Isabel Hardman, to discuss women, nature, and power. Date and time: Monday 8 Mar 2021 11:00 - 12:15 GMT For more information and to book please click on the … Continue reading Invitation to International Women’s Day webinar

Minutes from the MUGS Forum meeting of Thursday Feb 4th 7.00pm

Apologies: Cllr Maple, Liz Duckworth, Annmarie Behn, Natalie Poulton Welcome and Introduction Introduction of Peter Garrett, recently appointed the Greenspace Access and Programme Manager. Peter has a huge wealth of experience and expertise in the management of greenspaces, volunteer groups, rights of way and countryside management. He takes on the key role in the future … Continue reading Minutes from the MUGS Forum meeting of Thursday Feb 4th 7.00pm

Latest News from the Friends of Vinall Park

1. Donations - This Spring we are looking to add more plants, bushes and bulbs to our park to bring new wildlife to our wonderful urban space this coming Summer and Autumn. To donate towards the new plantings please get in touch by email at: treasurer@vinallpark.org and we will send you details.    2. Our new … Continue reading Latest News from the Friends of Vinall Park

Notes from an Urban Greenspace – Frozen special

I am currently gazing out my window at the winter wonderland of my snow clad garden and feeling sorry for my birds. They have plenty of food in their feeders and are fairly active, but it looks so cold! As we know our British birds are well insulated, with a thick covering of feathers, and … Continue reading Notes from an Urban Greenspace – Frozen special

Medway’s First Public Living Den is Installed in Rainham

The Friends of Rainham Recreation Ground are pleased to announce they have installed Medway’s first living den within a public space. A living den is a domed structure built using recently harvested willow stems that are pushed into the ground. The natural regenerative properties of these stems mean that within a few weeks they grow … Continue reading Medway’s First Public Living Den is Installed in Rainham