Help with species habitats and nature conservation in Burgess Park and other parks. Launch event includes talks from Simon Saville, Butterfly Conservation and Jon Best, Southwark Ecology Officer.
One threatened species is the White-Letter Hairstreak Butterfly (picture) spotted in Burgess Park and reliant on Elm trees.
Agenda 3rd March 2020
SOUTHWARK NATURE ACTION VOLUNTEERS launch
Theatre Deli, Old Library, Burgess Park, Wells Way, SE5 0PX
6.45 pm Registration and refreshments
7.00 pm Welcome, Chair, Chris Henry, Friends of Burgess Park (FOBP)
Purpose and origin of the Southwark Nature Action Volunteers idea — Jenny Morgan, FOBP
Surveying priority species and improving habitats in Southwark
e.g. Butterfly / tree conservation — White-letter Hairstreak Butterfly & Elms
What are the Biodiversity Action Plans for Southwark and progress report on implementation — Jon Best, Southwark Ecology Officer
• Define the role of the Southwark Nature Action Volunteers and how we will relate to Friends of Parks’ groups, Parks teams, Idverde, Wild London and TCV
• Top priorities for the Southwark Nature Action Volunteers
Film — White-letter Hairstreak Butterfly
How the volunteer scheme may work and the benefits to volunteers and Parks Team — Jenny Morgan and Jon Best
Views, news and questions from other Friends’ groups
• Peter Wright – East Walworth Green Links – Elephant Park, biodiversity plans
• Dave Clark – RSPB Dawn Chorus walk
Butterflies in Burgess Park / Southwark & Surveys — Simon Saville, Chair, Surrey & SW London Branch — Butterfly Conservation
• Volunteers to do Transects Surveys in summer.
• How volunteers could support butterflies and moths within Southwark parks
• Butterfly hot-spots and endangered species.
Film – Elm trees
Ideas for implementation, suitable locations, other volunteers’ projects in other parks, etc.
9 pm Close meeting
Tuesday 3 March 2020, 7pm, Theatre Deli, Wells Way SE5 Book ticket.