Friday, 1 November 2019

London Wildlife Trust - Get ready for a wild winter

London's Bats

It's not just at Halloween we can catch a glimpse of London's bats. Along with the millions of people who call London home, 11 of the 18 bat species in Britain can be found in our capital.

Bats can generally be seen until early November but this does depend on weather conditions. During the colder months bats hibernate, slowing their heart rate right down until they are in a state of torpor. They prefer to roost in older buildings and bridges, making use of cracks, crevices and roof spaces. Unfortunately, modern buildings tend not to be very bat friendly.

Some of the best places to spot bats in London include Dulwich and Sydenham Hill Woods, Ruislip Woods, Richmond Park and Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir). Get outside and see if you can spot these mysterious creatures before their hibernation begins. 
Camley Street Crowdfunder
We were delighted that our crowdfunder for Camley Street Natural Park reached its £30,000 target. A huge thank you to everyone who has pledged and made this a success, we look forward to reopening Camley Street in 2020.
Christmas at The Coal House
As the days grow shorter and the air crisper, now’s the time to book your Winter and Christmas celebrations at Woodberry Wetlands. The venue is serenely situated, peering out over the East Reservoir, will be a true Winter Wonderland in the heart of London. The Coal House, a Grade II listed building offers a cosy refuge with warming cocktails after hours.

Click here for more information on Woodberry Wetlands at Christmas or click below for how to book your party at the Coal House.
The Coal House Christmas Package
Wild events for all 

As the winter months approach there are plenty of wildlife-themed activities taking place across the city.

From Wild Weekends at Walthamstow Wetlands, to live music nights at Woodberry Wetlands, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
Find out more about our events across London
London Guitar Night
A special evening of music at Woodberry Wetlands. Hosted & curated by Chris Woods of The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra.

Location: The Coal House Cafe - Access via Woodberry Wetlands, New River Path via, Lordship Road, London N16 5HQ
Date: Sunday 3rd November 8pm-10pm (doors 7:30pm)
Admission: £11.75

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Christmas Crafts
Come and join the Brilliant Butterflies team in creating your own Christmas crafts, all made from natural resources.

Location: Pathfinders Octagon Building, 120 Central Parade, New Addington, Croydon CR0 0JW, CR0 0JW
Date: Saturday 30th November, 11am-3pm
Admission: Free

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