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Conservation

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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Lady Smock

March 26th, 2021|0 Comments

So excited to see my first sighting of the Cuckooflower (25/03) which is such an important food source for caterpillars of the orange tip and green veined white butterfly. I have always called it Lady [...]

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 [...]

Lesser celandine

March 10th, 2021|0 Comments

Who can fail to love these spectacular bright glossy yellow star shaped flowers. They are so loaded with pollen that they attract queen bumblebees and spring mining bees providing that vital nectar source early on [...]

Delicate Primroses

March 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Primroses with their beautiful delicate creamy yellow flowers make us sigh with happiness as we know spring is here, which is probably why in the magical world they are symbols of eternal love. These woodland [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

First Aid Training

May 17th, 2021|0 Comments

Brilliant day had by Greenhavens members on their First Aid training course - thanks to funding from @LewesFund we were able get groups trained up so that they can safely work in the communities, running [...]

Green Wellbeing

March 15th, 2021|0 Comments

There hasn’t been a better time to think about your own wellbeing and those dear to you. Now in lockdown number three, despite there being light at the end of the tunnel, we still need [...]

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 [...]