Wednesday, 30 August 2017

London Wildlife Trust - The latest news and events from London Wildlife Trust

Help us find London's hedgehogs
London's hedgehogs are in trouble, with the city's population falling by nearly a third in ten years. We need to act fast to reverse this decline, and we need your help!
This autumn we're launching a new project called Urban Urchins, to ensure hedgehogs can survive and prosper across the capital. We will be running a series of surveys across London In September and October and are looking for volunteers to help us. If you would like to help out please email Emma on
For more information and to report your hedgehog sightings go to
Join us at our 2017 AGM and stand for election as a trustee
Woodberry Wetlands (credit Penny Dixie)
Please join us for our Members' Conference and Annual General Meeting 2017 on Saturday 23rd September at Redmond Community Centre, followed by a guided tour of Woodberry Wetlands and drinks at The Coal House Café. 
Our members are the lifeblood of London Wildlife Trust, providing considerable financial support. The AGM is a chance to discover what your support has helped us to achieve over the last year, to learn about our plans for the future, to ask questions, and to meet staff and trustees. Anyone who wishes to attend must be a member, or must join before attending (you can join on the day itself).
Please let us know if you'll be joining us at the AGM by completing our online registration form.
We are also looking for two new trustees this year. Trustees perform a vital role, providing challenge and support to ensure that the Trust is legally compliant, acts for public benefit and is accountable for its actions. Trustees have a range of skills, from legal knowledge, financial acumen to volunteering knowledge.
If you think you have the skills to be a trustee for London Wildlife Trust please read the job description and complete and return the nomination form (both on the website) by 12.00 noon on Thursday 7th September
Mayor of London launches environment strategy at Woodberry
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (credit Nathaniel Legall)
We were delighted to welcome Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to Woodberry Wetlands this month as he launched his plans to make the capital one of the greenest cities on earth.
The Mayor has made some welcome and challenging commitments to protecting London’s environment, but he still needs to hear your views. We will be responding to his proposals and we would urge all our supporters to take part in the ongoing public survey - to have your say visit
Happy birthday Wilderness Island!
Wilderness Island (credit Mathew Frith)
Wilderness Island, our beautfiul wetland nature reserve in Carshalton, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Join us for a free event on Sunday 24th September to mark the anniversary of this beautiful nature reserve being cared for and protected by London Wildlife Trust volunteers and staff.
This event is part of Wandle Fortnight, which is supported by Living Wandle Landscape Partnership and Heritage Lottery Fund.
credit Penny Dixie
JobWe have several exciting job opportunities available at Woodberry Wetlands and also at our main Westminster office. Find out more
credit Ian Tokelove
Take part: TideFest celebrates the River Thames on Sunday 10th September, next to Kew Bridge. We would love to see you there! Find out more.
Common lizard
DiscoverBeing chased? Need to lose your tail in a hurry? This guy knows how to make a quick getaway!Check out our column in the Evening Standard.
London Wildlife Trust events this September
Walk with London Wildlife Trust
Dragonfly 'Crafternoon' at Kidbrooke Village
Friday 1st September 12pm-3pm
Join us at Kidbrooke Village for dragonfly-themed arts and crafts.
Wonderful Wildlife Weekends at Camley Street Natural Park
Saturday 2nd September 10.30am-4.30pm
Drop-in for free, fun family activities every Saturday.
Wild about Nature at Woodberry Wetlands
Every Sunday in September, 10am-2pm
Sessions will be jam-packed with fun activities including bug hunting, wild crafts, stories, and more.
Wild yoga at Woodberry Wetlands
Thursday evenings at 8.00pm, 7th and 14th September. Outdoor yoga, connecting mind, body and spirit with the natural world
The remarkable history of Woodberry Down guided walk
Saturday 9th September, 10am-12pm
This is a riveting tour covering heritage, architecture, and nature - not to be missed!
Sydenham Hill Wood 35th Open Day
Sunday 10th September, 11am-4pm
Celebrating 35 years of nature conservation at this spectacular, wooded nature reserve in South London.
Special orchestral offer for London Wildlife Trust members
Why Birds Sing
The Aurora Orchestra is offering members of London Wildlife Trust 2-for-1 on tickets to itsWhy Birds Sing performance on 24th September at the Royal Festival Hall.
The offer is available for all seats under £35 using the code SAVEBIRDS. Book online, over the phone, or in person. Go to

Main banner image shows a silver washed fritillary photographed by Daniel Greenwood, and recently recorded at Sydenham Hill Wood.