Swifts in Brockley

National Swift Day was on 7 June this year, and you may have seen or heard these marvellous birds swooping and weaving overhead in recent weeks. Swifts (Latin name Apus apus) have been visiting Brockley from their winter homes in Africa for hundreds of years. However, when houses are renovated, the Swifts often find the small holes in roof fascia boards, to which they faithfully return each year, have disappeared. We have lost over half of our Swifts in just the past 20 years, in part due to this loss of nesting sites. If you are doing home renovations, please consider incorporating a home for the Swifts in your plans! They leave no mess as they eat their own waste, and for just a few pounds you can buy a a Swift Box or Swift Brick (details below) . If you already have such a swift ‘home’ at your property, you […]

Gardeners’ Question Time at Prendergast: 29th August 2017

                  THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. The recording of the programme will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm on Friday 1st September, and repeated the following Sunday (3rd) at 2pm.   Brockley Society’s Street Trees for Living  campaign is delighted to announce that it will be hosting Radio 4’s flagship gardening programme Gardeners’ Question Time on Tuesday 29th August 2017 at The Mural Hall, Prendergast Hilly Fields College (Hilly Fields campus), London SE4 1LE. Tickets cost £4.50 (and include a glass of wine) and can be purchased on Ticketmaster by clicking the link here. Further information about the event will hopefully be available nearer the time.   The provisional schedule is as follows:  5:30pm Doors open and the Mural Hall can be viewed 5:30pm – 6:15pm Questions submitted (we don’t yet know the make up of the panel but questions about trees would be particularly appreciated) 6:15pm Producer […]