Explore the Wilderhood and tell us how it's changing
The wilderhood of Creekside is changing fast in this new millennium. New developments have popped along much of the Creek and with them new residents. Not all of them human. Wildlife in the area is also changing. Many new wild species are moving into the area too.
To plot these developments the charity is running a new project funded by Tideway to look at the changes that are taking place to wildlife in our area. And you can play your part by joining in.
We will focus on the real urban wildlife living amongst us. Even in hard urban environments like streets, footways and walls and small fragments of habitat adjacent to them.
This is a chance to get to know the wildlife that lives where we live. Wildlife doesn't just live in nature reserves and open spaces, it is everywhere around us. In the streets, on the walls, on the roof anywhere they can find a place that works for them.
You can help us with this special project by taking part in one of our discovery days.
Visitors old and new
This century has seen the arrival or return of Little Egret, Southern Oak Bush-cricket, and London Rocket to the wilderhood of Creekside. Many other birds, invertebrates, plants and mammals have moved in or are now regularly seen in the area.
Little Egret returned this century and is now a common sight in Deptford Creek and Brookmill Park during the summer months.
Rue-Leaved Saxifrage has made a welcome return to Creekside and much of London over the course of this century. It came in using the railway lines and then spread on to the streets and paved areas.
There's an abundance of wildflowers if you know what to look for and it's a delight to see them thriving in the most unusual of places in our urban jungle, enhancing our journeys to work and school and wanderings around town.