Thursday, 28 June 2018

London Wildlife Trust - Join Chris Packham at Woodberry Wetlands this July!

Grey wagtails by Donald Sutherland
Hedgehog footprints

Success in the quest for hedgehog footprints!

Our hedgehog footprint tunnels have been turning up all sorts of perplexing wildlife prints, but London’s hedgehogs were proving elusive, until we struck gold in our Yeading Brook Meadows nature reserve! 

These gorgeous prints are clear signs of a curious hedgehog, who has trotted into our baited tunnel and left behind a clear trail of footprints.

If you would like to join us in searching for London’s hedgehogs, you can place one of our free hedgehog detective kits in your own back garden. The tunnels are free, although numbers are limited. To apply for a kit, or to share a sighting of a London hedgehog, just visit our website
Chris Packham's BioBlitz at Woodberry Wetlands, London
Join Chris Packham and our wildlife experts at Woodberry Wetlands for Chris's UK Bioblitz 2018.

Chris and his BioBlitz team are visiting Woodberry Wetlands on Thursday 12th July to kick off their national tour, conducting BioBlitzs across Britain.

We will also have guided walks, and there will be opportunities to meet Chris in the afternoon, from 4pm onwards. See our website for more information
Join London Wildlife Trust today

New wild guide to our nature reserves!

Join London Wildlife Trust today and get our brand new, 76 page nature reserve guide, packed with colourful pics, wildlife facts and visiting info. Gift and family membership packages also available! Members also receive Wild London, our membership magazine three times a year, along with invitations to exclusive member-only events!
Kestrel image by Daniel Greenwood

Wildlife threatened by Heathrow third runway

Yesterday the Government voted to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport, a plan long opposed by London Wildlife Trust.

As well as increasing carbon emissions and pollution, expanding Heathrow means building on the Green Belt, taking land from three important wildlife sites, destroying woodland, and affecting 13km of river.

While we are disappointed with this outcome, the Trust will continue to highlight the impact on wildlife of Heathrow's third runway.
Three children at the Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife events and activities across London!

In July we're looking forward to taking part in the first-ever London National Park City Week (21st-29th July) when there will be more than 270 fantastic events and activities celebrating London’s unique green spaces and natural environment.

There's also our late-night, glow-worm walk in Hillingdon, dragonfly identification workshops in Ealing and Walthamstow, and enough wildflower and butterfly walks to keep even the most passionate meadow enthusiast satisfied! For a full list of events visit our website.
Fox marks the spot
Fox Marks The Spot! Discover urban wildlife with our free Bankside tour on Tuesday 24th July, as part of a link-up with Hilton London Bankside, helping people discover nature in this part of the city. Book your place here
Wild Talent trainee Morgan Newbold with black sheep
Wild Talent trainee Morgan Newbold writes about working at Downlands Farm, home to the sheep and cattle which graze across our nature reserves in south London, ensuring perfect conditions for the capital's rare wildlife.
Image credits: Grey wagtails by Donald Sutherland, hedgehog footprints by Emma Pooley, plane and kestrel by Daniel Greenwood, .