Thursday 29 June 2017

London Wildlife Trust - Become a member to enjoy their next exclusive event

Become a member to enjoy our next exclusive event
Woodberry Wetlands (credit Penny Dixie)
Members of London Wildlife Trust are being invited to Woodberry Wetlands on Wednesday July 5th for our next members only event, where there will also be two 'taster' beekeeping sessions.
From 6pm-9pm members can enjoy exclusive access to the reserve for the evening, enjoying light refreshments and a pay bar, all while the sun slips toward the horizon.
Sign up as a member to find out how you can join this and future members only events.
Join our search for the capital’s dragonflies and damselflies
Dragonfly Detectives (credit Marta Rana)
Do you have what it takes to spot the brilliant banded demoiselle or the resplendent ruddy darter? Is your local pond buzzing with the evocative emerald damselfly or the magnificent migrant hawker?
This summer London Wildlife Trust is seeking Dragonfly Detectives for a second season of dragonfly and damselfly spotting across the capital.
These beautiful and fascinating insects thrive in and around clean water and are a great way of working out how healthy London’s waterbodies are. Little is currently known about their distribution across the city – which is why the help of Londoners is needed. To record your sightings and find out how to get more involved click here.
Could you be our next Wild Talent trainee?
Wild Talent training with London Wildlife Trust
Over the past four years dozens of Londoners have signed up for and completed our Wild Talent training programme, designed to give people from different backgrounds the chance to become London's next urban conservationists.
We are now recruiting for new Wild Talent trainees, with a closing date of Friday 30th June. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply on our websiteA brilliant new short film has also been made highlighting the work of Wild Talent trainees  and is now available to watch on YouTube.

Nathaniel Legal (credit Penny Dixie)
Jobs: We're now offering for a wide range of exciting opportunities to work with nature in London. Find out more and how to apply.
London Rivers Week
Get involved: It's London Rivers Week! Lots of events are taking place, including at our reserves, right up until Sunday. Visit the website.
Peregrine falcon by Neil Aldridge
Read: Find out why the world's fastest animal has taken up residence on the Houses of Parliament in our Evening Standard column.
London Wildlife Trust events this July
Events with London Wildlife Trust (credit Trust Thamesmead)
London Rivers Week: River Crane Restoration at Crane Park Island
Saturday 1st July, 10am-1.30pm
A free walk and talk all about London Wildlife Trust's Crane Valley Project.
Marvellous Meadows at Saltbox Hill
Saturday 1st July, 10.30am-3pm
Free event for anyone wanting to learn about the wildlife living at this remarkable nature reserve.
London Rivers Week: Guided Tour of Walthamstow Wetlands
Sunday 2nd July, 10am-12pm
Enjoy a free guided tour of Walthamstow Wetlands, a huge new nature reserve in the Lea Valley.
Pond Life at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening
Sunday 2nd July, 10am-12pm
Free fun family learning finding out what lives in our wildlife pondss. Suitable for families.
Watercolour Painting for Over-60s at Crane Park Island
Wednesday 5th July, 10.30am-12.30pm
A morning of watercolour painting for older people at Crane Park Island.
Bat, Moth and Owl Prowl at Sydenham Hill Wood
Friday 7th July, 9pm-11pm
A free guided walk setting out to discover the nocturnal nature living in these woods.
Glow Worm Walk at Denham Lock Wood
Friday 7th July, 9pm-11pm
The bright luminescent glow of these tiny creatures is amazing - we'll help you discover them!
Great North Wood Geology Walk at Crystal Palace Park
Sunday 9th July, 2pm-3.30pm
A guided walk looking at some of the 'hidden history' of the Great North Wood that shaped its past.
New Signs of Life Bird Walk at Woodberry Wetlands
Saturday 15th July, 9am-11am
Led by a highly-experienced birding guide, this walking tour caters for birdwatchers of all abilities.
Gunnersbury Triangle Summer Open Day
Saturday 22nd July, 1pm-4pm
A free summer open day in Chiswick with nature-themed fun for all the family!

Thanks for your stag beetle sightings – keep them coming!
Stag beetles montage
We've been overwhelmed with the response so far to our stag beetle survey, with hundreds of sightings recorded.
Britain's biggest land beetles have been found on pub windowsills, at train stations, in kitchens, and on tree trunks, in areas including Walthamstow, Peckham, Shepherd's Bush, Enfield, and Lewisham. Do please keep those sightings coming  and don't forget to follow our mate Stag Beetle Sam on Twitter!