Work day: September 26th, 2021

We were so lucky with the weather – calm, warm and sunny – just what we like for a spot of Autumnal Reccing. Thanks so much, workers, for pitching in and helping to make the Rec look cared-for. Some tricky challenges with leads, ladders and lack of sugar for coffee, but all resolved.  Several passers-by…

Read More

Work day: August 22nd, 2021

The focus was late-summer tidying, with some serious hedge trimming, judicious strimming, weeding, clipping, pruning, bramble/nettle control, pond-clearing, sweeping and litter-picking. Whilst some toiled on, others developed a sudden interest in local fauna – a lime hawk moth caterpillar had been spotted and rescued from the hedge trimmers. Find out more about these moths here:…

Read More

Nice weather for ducks…

The Rec pond this weekend All the recent hard work by Derek, Gary, Dom, Andy and Chris to install a new grill with a partial barrier on the pond outflow has kept the water level high and, with the added help of this weekend’s rain, there’s plenty for the ducks to explore… and the berries…

Read More

The Rec in June

A further selection of photos from late May and early June showing the Rec at its luxurious and bountiful best, including Mick’s picture of a baby nuthatch awaiting breakfast.

Read More

Rec Life during Lockdown

April… Confined to barracks though some of us might be, our little Rec is quietly getting on with things. Surrounded by increasingly luxuriant vegetation and cooling water, frogs, toads, newts, crows, moorhen, mallards, canada geese, woodpeckers, squirrels, foxes and many other local residents are doing what has to be done at this time of year.…

Read More

Work day reports November – December 2018

Thanks to the sturdy crew who made it to the Rec on Sunday, November 11: an exclusive group showing all the talents that have given the Rec its international reputation. We cleared the pond of surface debris, mowed the overgrown edges, barrowed the compost and green waste to their respective piles, clipped and cleared some…

Read More

The Rec in Winter

The recent snow at the end of February gives us an excuse to post these pictures, taken at the last whiteout towards the beginning of December 2017.      

Read More

2018 events in Enfield’s parks and green spaces

Happy New Year to all Friends of Conway Rec – neighbours, volunteers, partners and supporters. If you fancy walking off any hints of over-indulgence, here’s an update on what’s happening in our local parks. Why not take the air? We look forward to another year of growth and improvement in Conway Rec. If you’d like…

Read More

Work Day report, October 15, 2017

  Another excellent turnout, a cracking day for it – and so much got done: digging, planting, flowerbed-shaping, sweeping, booming, composting, pruning, weeding, strimming and tidying – not to mention hot drink and pastry consumption.   Thanks so much for everyone’s sterling efforts – we missed regular Friends with other commitments on the day, but…

Read More

A magic circle of mushrooms

Spotted in the Rec recently – this magic circle of horse mushrooms. They’re apparently edible (don’t quote us on this though), but best not to try as dogs in that part of the park will have have contributed to their nurture. Still, a very pretty, fleeting August sight…

Read More