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

Saturday morning clean up and wildflower planting in Whitfield Gardens

Volunteers from the Friends group spent an hour cleaning and planting in one part of Whitfield Gardens this Saturday morning. The volunteers did a "community clean up" and worked with Camden Council's contractors Veolia and idverde. On a rainy morning the Friends cleared a bin bag full of rubbish at the foot of the Fitzrovia … Continue reading Saturday morning clean up and wildflower planting in Whitfield Gardens

Native hedge planting in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields

This month volunteers from the Friends group have been planting native hedges in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields to replace missing or damaged shrubs. In early April we planted around 50 bare root saplings: mostly blackthorn, with a mix of hawthorn, hazel, field maple, wild cherry and dog rose in two areas of Whitfield Gardens … Continue reading Native hedge planting in Whitfield Gardens and Crabtree Fields

Wildflower planting at Whitfield Gardens, Saturday 7 April 2018

Following up from our winter planting, we have been successful with an application for native wildflower seeds which Camden parks are encouraging Friends’ groups to get involved with. Come and join our planting morning this Saturday when we'll be sowing five collections of wildflower seeds in an area of Whitfield Gardens that we've specially prepared. Field Flowers: … Continue reading Wildflower planting at Whitfield Gardens, Saturday 7 April 2018