Category: Nature

Bees, Trees & Me, 24 May

There’s a buzz around Highbury Park in May! HPF, Highbury Orchard Community, Bee Keepers and friends invite you to Bees, Trees and Me, an artful celebration of bees and community, in the park on Saturday 24th May, 12-4 pm. There…

Birds of Highbury Park e-book

Highbury Park Friends have co-ordinated the creation of a 31-page book and tri-fold brochure about birds (and other wildlife) found in the park, largely through the efforts of Paul Anthony, Cathy Clarke, and Anne Gilbert. Paul (a long-time Friend, local…

Highbury Park Plant Survey

Ellen, Bridget, and Robyn carried out an initial Highbury Park Plant Survey on April 29 2011. It includes meadow flowers, woodland plants, and trees. The results are sorted alphabetically by Latin name. Norway Maple Acer platanoides Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus Yarrow…

Clearing!

Restoration works You may have heard about plans to do some restoration work at the Italian Garden, and the viewing platform just below Chamberlain House. The Italian Garden project has been under discussion for a few months, between the Landscape…

Biodiversity Work Party

Last Saturday’s work party was notable for two things: the amount of work that got done, and the number of people that didn’t turn up. Six parks workers, the council ecologist, and (briefly) one HPF volunteer were in attendance, and…

Woodland Wildflower Garden

We’ve been working with Nicola Little of Quadron to identify and develop a patch of native wildflowers next to the apiary. The idea is to do something about the overabundance of Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) whilst also providing something of…