Thursday 30 August 2018

London Wildlife Trust - Join Chris Packham and walk for wildlife!

Butterfly by Hadi El Ali
Chris Packham by Penny Dixie

Stand up for nature with Chris Packham 

This September take part in a natural revolution and join Chris Packham on ‘The People’s Walk for Wildlife’ in central London.

Starting in Hyde Park on 22nd September, this family friendly event gives wildlife lovers the chance to show how much they care about the problems facing many of the nation’s species and habitats.

Walkers of all ages are welcome and there’ll be competitions, speeches and a few other surprises taking place on the day. So, paint your own animal inspired banner or dress-up as your favourite creepy crawly and join us as we walk for wildlife.
Jay by Phil Winter

Let your imagination take flight at the Great North Wood Festival

Now that autumn is on its way, why not come and celebrate the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness at the Great North Wood Festival on Sunday 9th September?

While it’s easy to think of woodlands falling asleep once the leaves start to fall, join us at the festival and you’ll soon discover a woodland alive with activity.

You’ll also be able to enjoy guided wildlife walks, entertainment and refreshments. The festival takes place at Sydenham Hill Wood from 10am-6pmso come join the fun!

Give us a wave at Tidefest 2018

Tidefest is ready to make another big splash along the Thames Tideway on Sunday 2nd September

Now in its fourth year, this annual celebration of the river Thames sees the main event taking place at Strand-on-the-Green in Chiswick.

Once again there’ll be lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy including photographic walks, paddle-boarding and river dipping.There’ll also be food stalls, music and talks. London Wildlife Trust will be there on the day, so why not pop along and say hello?

Find out more about all the events taking place at the Tidefest website.
Walthamstow Wetlands

Join us for an exclusive members’ evening and AGM

You are invited to join London Wildlife Trust as a member, and enjoy an evening of walks, talks and refreshments on Saturday 29th September at Walthamstow Wetlands.

This free event, which is only open to members, will start at 4pm with a guided walk around the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands reserve, followed by a short AGM, drinks and a free buffet.

One of the evening’s highlights will be a talk from Bafta winner and renowned naturalist Stephen Moss. Later you’ll have the chance to purchase signed copies of his latest book Mrs Moreau’s Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names.

Join London Wildlife Trust as a member now, or join on the day itself.

Learn more about the evening here:
Hedgehog by Richard Bowler

London’s hedgehogs need you!

One of London’s best loved wild animals is in real trouble. The capital’s hedgehog population has dramatically fallen in recent years and we need your help to find out why.

In fact, hedgehog numbers in the UK have dropped from 30 million in the 1950s, to less than one million today. Which means we now need to discover where these hedgehogs live in order to protect their last remaining habitats.

You can join our official Hedgehog Officer Emma in helping to locate our spikey four-legged friends with your own ‘Hedgehog Detective Kit’. Available for free as part of our Urban Urchins project, they’re a great way to look for London’s hedgehogs.
Progress continues at Camley Street Natural Park, with the installation of an amphibian fence that’ll help keep our pond loving wildlife safe during construction works onsite.
Whether you’re a serious birder or simply enjoy spotting birds in the garden, David Lindo’s new book ‘How to be an Urban Birder’ is a great read.
Image credits: Hadi El Adi, Phil Winter, Richard Bowler and Karolina Leszczynska-Gogol