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Across the Greenhavens you will find community hubs where people come together with a shared vision of protecting and caring for nature. Often delivering practical habitat management including practical engagement such as tree planting, creating wildflower verges, maintaining access etc.

Greenhavens is currently looking at creating and enhancing green corridors across the network, passionate about our bees and butterflies we want to create Bee roads.  We envisage these green corridors will be enhanced with edible trees, wildflower and improved accessibility, enabling our Communities to enjoy nature whilst providing much needed space for nature.

We actively encourage our communities to share their wildlife sightings with ourselves so that we can build up a picture of the wonderful wildlife that exists across the network. Other activities include wildlife watching and sharing those records of butterflies, bees, birds, flowers etc. to support the biodiversity enhancements.

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Local Nature Sightings

February 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Local Greenhavens member Mike Kerry is often out in the Last Wood, Seaford and other local green spaces with his camera and sharp eye and has kindly offered to share his wildlife sightings with us. [...]

Planting Solutions for Saltdean

February 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Many thanks to Christine from Saltdean Trees for sharing this article drafted for a local magazine.  We are currently facing two global environmental emergencies: biodiversity loss and climate change. Many of their underlying causes are [...]

Championing SuDS and rain gardens

February 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Back in October one of our members Audrey, attended a presentation in Lewes by Aimee Felus of ChaMP (Chalk Management Partnership). ChaMP Brighton ChaMP for Water (ChaMP) was established to protect and improve the quality [...]

Bat Blitz across Greenhavens

September 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Bat blitz event On 7th September Greenhavens were instrumental in organising a one night "Bat Blitz" with partners, Lewes District Council, Sussex Bat Group, and several group members including Castle hill and Riverside Park. Events [...]

The all almighty Crocus!

March 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

Be careful if you are walking on verges and gardens adorned with crocuses. These are such an important source of nectar for our emerging bees that they often shelter in the flowers overnight. Look out [...]

Greenhavens Wild Gardens

February 26th, 2021|0 Comments

Sparrows!  Many years ago I was a parent helper at a summer holiday club for children. One of the activities I thought of and helped to organise was for children to try a bit of woodwork and build their [...]

Peacehaven Open Gardens

July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

A few years ago I had an idea - to start an Open Gardens event in Peacehaven. After a successful meeting, Paradise Park in Newhaven agreed to sponsor the event. I asked other local residents [...]

Spring into Gardenwatch

June 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Have you been watching Springwatch? I'm still on "catch up" but thoroughly enjoying it. If you have been watching you'll know that they want you to take part in "citizen science" in the UK's biggest [...]

Swift Conservation

April 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Swifts are about to arrive and there are a good number of identified swift breeding areas in Lewes. Sadly the past group of supporters fell by the wayside. I would like to see new local [...]

Protect your patch

August 8th, 2019|0 Comments

"No-one will protect what they don’t care about and no-one will care about what they have never experienced." David Attenborough Do you remember a childhood, where you played for hours in the long grass, made [...]

Baby bird season

June 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Baby bird season has certainly started. My chirpy blue tits fledged their nest box a few weeks ago. I have young dunnocks flitting about all over the place and squabbling juvenile starlings discovering the delights [...]

Hedgerow Harvesting

November 4th, 2019|0 Comments

In the past, people relied hedgerows to find healthy seasonal food all for free. Fruits like apples and pears, berries and nuts are all tasty food sources. These bounties can also be preserved to last [...]

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Grow your own

April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

With Brexit looming and the vagaries of food prices, it seems to me that everyone with a green space, even a window box, could grow one vegetable or fruit or herb to help the [...]