About us

A Jersey Tiger Moth at Railway Fields this summer

A Jersey Tiger Moth at Railway Fields last summer. Some moth!

We are a voluntary group dedicated to preserving and maintaining the beautiful Railway Fields local nature reserve in Harringay, Green Lanes. We host a range of events to encourage people to visit and learn more about the wildlife in their midst. Our work supports the activities of The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), the organisation that manages the site.

TCV opens the reserve to the public each weekday, normally, and on the last Saturday monthly we open it 10am-2pm. On these Saturdays Friends help look after the homes for nature and welcome new volunteers to assist (e.g. cutting tree saplings in the meadow) – tools, tea and biscuits provided! There are also family wildlife arts sessions for children of primary school age, but open to all.

Next Saturday opening is 25 February 10am-2pm: Help construct a ‘mud kitchen’ for children (10.30 – 12.30).  Guidance, tools & hot drinks provided. Plus Family Wildlife Arts for children of primary age (11-12.30). Friends meeting 1-2pm – all welcome.

Sundays: thanks to our volunteer wardens, Railway Fields is open on the second and last Sunday of every month (11am-2pm), weather and volunteer availability permitting.

Join our mailing list to hear about future events and conservation sessions by emailing us at friendsofrailwayfields@gmail.com

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2 Responses to About us

  1. Really like your website and facebook group. Hoping we might get some advice re bird & bat houses, not sure if they would be suitable for Ducketts Common?


    • Hi, thank you! I can’t think of a reason why you couldn’t have bird/bat boxes – however, the Friends weren’t involved in positioning the boxes at Railway Fields, so I’m no expert. TCV may be able to advise, or there is some useful advice on the RSPB website about bird boxes, or try the National Nest Box Week website. I’m sure Lee Valley Bats could give you some advice about bat boxes. Good luck!

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