29 July 2011

Marsh up Morden

Join Froglife and the Friends of Morden Park on Saturday 13th August for some important habitat restoration work in this fabulous green space in the London Borough of Merton. Morden Park, home to great crested newts, smooth newts and a variety of other wildlife, is in need of a bit of TLC…

As part of our Great Crested Newts Revisited project, we’re offering willing volunteers the opportunity to get muddy in Morden and help revamp the vital marsh habitats that are currently drying up.

“Morden is a fantastic site which is used by newts, bats, hedgehogs and several notable invertebrate species such as the scarce-money spider,” says project officer Sivi Sivanesan. “We need to make sure that the park stays in optimum condition to support all this wildlife so it’s crucial the marshy areas are restored. If you can spare lend a hand clear some of the reeds, rushes and brambles that are taking over we’d really appreciate your help.”

The day will run from 10am to 3pm with an opportunity to explore the rest of the park during the lunch break. The work is suitable for all capabilities; please bring wellies, gardening gloves and a packed lunch.

If you’d like to help out please contact Sivi by Monday 8th August so she can ensure there are enough tools for everyone: sivi.sivanesan@froglife.org or 07530 103238
You can support our work conserving reptiles and amphibians and reptiles for as little as £1.50 a month. Sign up as a Froglife Friend and help save species and habitats here.


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