Bird Count 2021

Bird Count 2021

Bird count. Each month a bird count is made. There is a pleasing predictability about it, yet it brings some exciting surprises from time to time.  Blackbirds remain scarce following the Usutu virus attack of summer 2020. The resident peregrines on the nearby hospital...
The Seasons

The Seasons

VIDEO – Photos taken (through the seasons) of one of the most beautiful and peaceful places you’ll find in London – a real haven in the centre of one of the busiest cities on...
Moth Survey – 16th July 2014

Moth Survey – 16th July 2014

Background For those new to moth surveys, a large moth trap (see inset) was used overnight with its big bulb lit up to attract the moths. The vast majority are active at night. They can enter but not leave, so next morning they are all resting – ready for...
London in Bloom

London in Bloom

The Friends of Margravine entered the LIB event in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ category. We produced a portfolio for the judges and took them round the cemetery on July 17th . We were judged as ‘Thriving’ – a great...
Gardening

Gardening

As early as 2006 – soon after the Friends group was formed – we managed to get a Lottery grant.  This helped us to get started on some planting. The council and BTCV were our partners. Each year we have helped prune the shrubs and hedgerows that we had...