Elm Village Wildlife Survey 2018

EVTRA wishes to monitor and keep a record of environmental observations and changes.  We therefore invite all residents to report things of interest which they see. We are thinking of: animals, birds, insects, butterflies, trees, shrubs. flowers and plants.

Just send us a message through the website.

If you want to share photos of wildlife sightings, follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (see sidebar).

You are welcome to write at length, but all we need is what was seen, a date and (rough) time and place.  

Please also give your name and a means of contact. This is so that, in the event of something of wider significance (e.g., the appearance of a badger) we can follow up and involve the appropriate agency. But we shall under no circumstances reveal or use your name and details without your permission.

Bees in Elm Village allotments by the canal

Elm Village: a bee-friendly place

Beekeeping in Elm Village allotments began in 2014 using start-up funding provided by Pfp. Two colonies of Buckfast bees, known for their quiet natures, were purchased from Fragile Plant. Peter McGinty and Helene Fawcett looked after the hives for the first couple of years, Helene having attended a self-funded course, Urban Beekeeping, run by Brian McCallum, a professional beekeeping inspector, and author of several books on beekeeping, held at Camley Street Wildlife park.

Since then the bees have been kept by Helene and Rob Small with further training provided by courses run by North London Beekeepers’ Association at the Kenwood Apiary. They are currently assisted by Tom Inman and Sophie Geoghegan, both of whom have been trained in sustainable beekeeping.

All costs associated with training courses, as well as stock, equipment and supplies are met by the beekeepers.

The beekeepers welcome interest and involvement from EVTRA members. Please contact North London Beekeepers’ Association if you are interested in training courses. Or just come and talk to us.

Tree felling update

A supplement to the most recent Newsletter (which can be found under About -> Documents -> Newsletters tab).

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