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The Greenways Countryside Project protects and enhances the countryside and open spaces around Ipswich,  for the benefit of wildlife and local people.

Alderman Canal Building a stag beetle pile


Local Wildlife News Jan to May 2015

jan 15 coverLWN

The issue of Local Wildlife News covering January to May 2015 is now available.

Click on the cover picture to download (PDF format, 1.75MB).

This issue includes:

a special feature on stag beeltles and what you can do to help them;

an update on Purdis Heath and the Silver-studded blue butterflies;

the dormice of Belstead Brook Park; and

details of local events including guided walks, work parties and talks

Details of events can also be found in the Green Living Centre “What’s On”.


Megabashes

Come along and join supporters of Ipswich Wildlife Group, Greenways, Butterfly Conservation and other local groups and residents for a bracing few hours of important conservation work on our local heathlands.

PURDIS HEATH – Saturday 24th January 2015
MARTLESHAM HEATH – Saturday 21st February 2015
10am to 3.30pm

Megabash Volunteers

We will be clearing gorse and other invasive scrub to allow the heather and other heathland plants to regenerate and thrive, helping the heath return to its former glory for the benefit of natural heathland plants, insects, birds and invertebrates including butterflies, ants, spiders, skylarks and reptiles.

Everyone welcome. Hot drinks provided and potatoes from the bonfire.

Purdis Heath: Meet on site, parking in Bucklesham Road lay-by and Ipswich Golf Club overflow car park – see Map.

Martlesham Heath: Meet on site, entrance opposite the windsock on Eagle Way (parking near Douglas Bader pub).

More details from Greenways greenways.project@ipswich.gov.uk 01473 433995 or 07736 826076 on the day.


Local Wildlife News Sept-Dec 2014

LWN Cover Sept-Dec 2014The issue of Local Wildlife News covering Sept-Dec 2014 is now available.

Click on the cover picture to download (PDF format, 1.6MB).

This issue includes:

  • Greenways Annual Report for 2013-14
  • First article from the Friends of the Dales
  • Recent Suffolk rare bird news from SOG
  • Moths at Pipers Vale
  • Details of local events including guided walks, work parties and talks

Details of events can also be found in the Green Living Centre “What’s On”.