Wild about Waterfowl
In June we will be planting oxygenating and mat forming water plants to provide habitats for pond creatures such as molluscs and dragon fly nymphs. Water Crowfoot pictured below will be one of the plants. Wild about Wildfowl lake water plant list 2019
We will also design some extra signage about the waterfowl and fish in the lake. We hope this will help park users know more about wild-fowl, fish and plants and how the lake works as a habitat.
The lake is a much-loved part of the park, but few birds nest on the lake. Mallards, Pochards and Crested Grebe all winter here, it would be lovely to see them raise their young too. We hope that this planting will do the trick.
With thanks to Southwark Council Neighbourhood Fund £664.
On the Council website you can click on an interactive map, zoom to the location of your sighting and an email link will appear on the left. Enter your email address and click send.
Your records will help the Council to manage wildlife in Southwark and gain a better understanding of what lives where.
Sightings will be collected and shared with the London Biological Records Centre, Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL).
Burgess goes wild: The fishing lake
Burgess Park fishing lake was redesigned in 2012/13 and opened to the public along with the rest of the park after five years.
Nature and caring people have made the lake as you see it today with reed beds … Read more
Wild Burgess in May 2018
Any day now, the Lime trees (Common Lime or Linden, Tilia Europea) will come into bloom. They perfume the air with one of the most delightful scents of summer. Walk along the main avenue by the tennis courts … Read more
Burgess goes wild about waterfowl
Despite the terrible weather the Friends of Burgess Park were finding out how much people knew about the birds on the lake; their names; what they eat and the problems of feeding bread to the ducks. … Read more
Burgess goes wild
In a corner of the English Garden you’ll find Daphne odora. As the name suggests, it has a gorgeous perfume. Spot the frogs in the pond. … Read more
London Wildlife Trust have been commissioned to undertake further work to the New Church Road nature area including clearing undergrowth and creating sightlines into the area.
Main works to consist of:
Selective scrub reduction and/or coppicing to reduce areas of dense shade
Selectively felling/thinning of some trees
Deadwood piles to be created in appropriate areas (unlikely in this tranche of works)
The report was commissioned by Burgess Park director John Wade for Southwark Council.
LWT briefed all the Burgess Park Quadron staff on caring for the nature areas and will also provide a watching brief and initially supervise Quadron staff when they work on the nature areas e.g. Glengall scrub, copses and the Albany Road woodland.