Sunday, January 04, 2009

Nature’s Gym

a pair of wellies
The London Borough of Redbridge Nature Conservation Ranger team are running a series of volunteer workdays and events throughout the next few months. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm! If you would like to get involved please contact the team at 020 8501 1426 or email so that we know to expect you.

GLADE CREATION
Tuesday 20th January: Hurstleigh Gardens (11am-3pm)
Come and help us create small glades throughout the woodland to encourage ground flora diversity. We will also be clearing any overgrowth onto the woodland path. Meet at the corner of Fulwell Avenue and Hurstleigh Gardens.

RIVERSIDE CLEAN UP
Monday 2nd February: Roding Valley Park (12pm-3pm)
It’s World Wetland’s Day. Come and help us clean up the riverside by collecting litter and clearing scrub. Please bring your wellies! Meet at the bus stop outside Tesco on Southend Road (near Charlie Brown’s roundabout).

BECOME A NATURE DETECTIVE!
Saturday 7th March: Roding Valley Park (11am-1pm)
Come and learn how to look for the first signs of spring and what wildlife can be found in your local area. Suitable for children over 6 yrs. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the bus stop outside Tesco on Southend Road (near Charlie Brown’s roundabout).

WILDFLOWER MEADOW MANAGEMENT
Tuesday 10th March: Roding Valley Park (10:30am-3pm)
Have a go at cutting back the wildflower meadow near the pumping station to encourage re-growth and prevent the spread of competitive species. Meet at the entrance on Roding Lane South, near to Whitney Avenue.

SPRING RIVER WALK
Saturday 21st March: Roding Valley Park (11am-1pm)
Join us for a gentle walk along the river to enjoy the coming of spring. Meet at the bus stop outside TESCO on Southend Road (near Charlie Brown’s roundabout).

GUIDED NATURE TRAIL WALK
Saturday 28th March: Hainault Lodge Local Nature Reserve (11am-1pm)
Join us for a gentle walk through Redbridge’s only nature reserve. We’ll be following the nature trail, which details the history of the site and some of the wildlife that’s found there. Meet at the entrance on Forest Road (no parking within the reserve).

WILD HERB BED CREATION
Tuesday 31st March: Hainault Lodge Local Nature Reserve (11am-1pm)
Come and help us create wild woodland herbs raised beds in the reserve. They will add colour and fragrance to the reserve and attract invertebrates. Meet at the entrance on Forest Road (no parking within the reserve).

NATURE TREASURE TRAIL
Monday 6th April: Hurstleigh Gardens (12pm-3pm)
Have a go at following a nature trail through the woodland. See what wildlife you can spot along the way as you hunt for treasure! Suitable for under 10s. All children should be accompanied by an adult. The trail will begin at the corner of Fulwell Avenue and Hurstleigh Gardens.

1 comment:

  1. May I comment that The Big Tidy Up (Rivers is in March 2009) more info from Thames 21.
    Richard Cooper for RSC and RFF

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