|January 26th||Litter Pick|
|March 24th||Annual General Meeting|
|April 12th||Easter Egg Hunt|
|May 17th||Open Gardens|
|TBA||Autumn Harvest Lunch|
The Summer 2019 newsletter is hot off the press, please click the link below.
|March 12th||Annual General Meeting|
|April 21st||Easter Egg Hunt|
|May 11th||Play Park Cleanup|
|May 19th||Open Gardens|
|June 30th||Summer Picnic|
|September 7th||Litter Pick|
|October 13th||Autumn Harvest Lunch|
|November 3rd||Litter Pick|
The Winter 2019 is hot off the press, please click the link below.
The Tewkesbury Lodge Residents Association will be held on Tuesday 12 March between 6.30-8pm at Horniman Primary School.
Some residents have noticed a change in the pattern and regularity of aircraft overflying Forest Hill as well as an increase in noise levels. Please click the link below for our news sheet giving further details.
Today, February 14th, I saw my first butterfly of the year. It was large and lemon coloured and against the clear blue sky it was a thing to behold. Or that is what its behaviour was intended to impress upon male rivals and female potential mates. The Brimstone is usually the first butterfly of the year to emerge. Today’s one would have hibernated through the Winter in evergreen cover such as Holly or Ivy and then the sudden warmth of today’s weather would have awoken it from hibernation.
When the female is eventually fertilised, she will lay her eggs on the leaves of a buckthorn bush or small tree. These have small white flowers, thorns, and later in the year simple leaves and then black berries: beneath the bark the wood is yellow. The next time you wonder about removing a small inconspicuous shrub that is growing at the back of a border look out for the tell tale yellow below the bark. If it is a Buckthorn keep it, for the sake of the Brimstone.
And as our climate changes for the hotter, more of these delightful insects will survive the Winter and so become part of our Spring time garden life.