Join the Biodiversity Action Team – South
The Conservation Volunteers Biodiversity Action Team South operate from our tool Lambeth base at Vassall Road.
We run regular task days on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, our minibus leaving the office just after 9am and returning between 5 and 5.30pm.
To join us for a day book a place by email or telephone.
If you believe the rumours, taxi drivers may not like going south of the river but one species of insect can’t get enough of South London.
The area is home to large numbers of stag beetles and with this in mind members of the South team got involved in creating a habitat for them in Peckham Rye Park.
Working with The Conservation Volunteers’ Urban Ecology team, the BAT South team set about a series of tasks in a small nature area through which the River Peck flows. This makes it an ideal location for the beetles and also a great site for local schools to observe the various plants, insects and habitats on show.
Work started with excavating foundations for the logs, which would form the basis of the stag beetle loggery, Over time the trunks will rot providing an ideal and safe environment for the beetle larvae to develop in.
Elsewhere on site, volunteers focused on building a river dipping platform and a revetment to reinforce the bank, allowing access to the clear waters of the Peck.
The Conservation Volunteers
Tennants Resource Centre
Church Manor Estate Office
Tel: 020 7735 6525 (Richard)