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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.

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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”.


Photos from Wildlife Homes event 9/8/14

Making a bird box with Tim Page - Wildlife Homes 9/8/14

Making a bird box with Tim Page

25 families who’s gardens help form part of the wildlife corridor between Stonelodge Park and Ellenbrook Meadow in Belstead Brook Park, turned out to build new wildlife homes for their gardens!

More than 45 ‘new wildlife homes’ were built and taken away – including hedgehog houses, bird boxes, insect towers, and packets of wildflower seed to create mini-meadows.
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Cancellation of Event – Sandlings Local Nature Reserve 20th August.

The planned event for the Sandlings Local Nature Reserve on Wed 20th August (as publicised in Local Wildlife News) has sadly had to be cancelled – or postponed until next year.

Sincere apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment caused – but you are welcome to come to our Wildlife Homes event at Ellenbrook Meadow (see separate posts) instead to build wildlife homes for you garden.

We intend to run the event at the Sandlings LNR next summer – so hope to see you there. Please watch LWN and this website for details of events.