Sightings of bats in Crabtree Fields

Common pipistrelle bat. Source: Barracuda1983 / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) Bats are roosting in or near to Crabtree Fields public open space and can be seen flying among the trees shortly after sunset. Three positive sightings of either common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) or soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) bats have been made during August. These two species … Continue reading Sightings of bats in Crabtree Fields

Park sign.

Children’s playground at Crabtree Fields closed until further notice

The children's playground at Crabtree Fields will be closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Camden Council has taken the decision to close children's playgrounds across the borough due to the Covid-19 pandemic. From today the playground in Crabtree Fields is closed but the park will otherwise be open at the usual times. … Continue reading Children’s playground at Crabtree Fields closed until further notice

Deadwood area.

Reusing Norway spruce to help nature conservation in Crabtree Fields

A deadwood area next to a brick wall provides an important habitat for wildlife. The Friends group made light work on Saturday morning of a couple of discarded Christmas trees left on the pavement outside Crabtree Fields public open space. Twenty minutes with a pair of pruning loppers and a handsaw, and the abandoned festive … Continue reading Reusing Norway spruce to help nature conservation in Crabtree Fields

Please keep away from fenced-off area in Crabtree Fields until repair is complete

Visitors to Crabtree Fields public open space are advised to keep away from the fenced off area under the pergola until repairs and urgent maintenance is completed. The area affected has been marked off with hazard tape. The Friends group have completed a small repair and put the hazard tape up to make the area … Continue reading Please keep away from fenced-off area in Crabtree Fields until repair is complete

Repairs and maintenance at Crabtree Fields this autumn and winter

The Friends group have asked Camden parks' department to make a repair to the pergola at Crabtree Fields after a section of timber broke on Friday 11 October. The Friends group fenced off the area under the pergola and alerted Camden to carry out an urgent repair. The Friends have identified further repairs where sections … Continue reading Repairs and maintenance at Crabtree Fields this autumn and winter

This is why park hedges should not be cut in the spring and summer months

Farmers are not allowed to cut hedges between 1 March and 31 August to protect the habitat of nesting birds. The same guidance should be applied to public parks in our cities, yet all too often it is ignored. Using machinery such as hedge trimmers and leaf blowers can disrupt the habitat, disturbing nests. Birds … Continue reading This is why park hedges should not be cut in the spring and summer months