Posted on May 2, 2013 by Jess kyle
Help the Horniman Museum celebrate the Centenary year of the British Ecological Society with an innovative family learning festival of ecological fieldwork which combines expertise of Museum staff and skills of professional field ecologists. Experience first-hand some of the activities that these scientists undertake in order to monitor and make sense of the environment.
Join the Horniman Museum for their Festival of Fieldwork
Surveying at Night: Moths on the Wing
Saturday 15th June 9.15pm – 10.30 pm
From Dusk to Dawn: Bats After Dark
Friday 21st June 9.15pm – 10.30pm
From Dusk to Dawn: Dawn Chorus Walk
Saturday 22nd June 5.00 am – 6.30am
Tree Doctors: The Health of Our Trees
Saturday 29th June 10.30am- 12.00pm
Small Mammals: Furry Friends or Urban Pests?
Saturday 6th July 10.30am – 12.00pm
Close Encounters of the Crawling Kind: Bugs in Our Gardens
Saturday 13th July 10.30am – 12.45pm
Book tickets online
, £4 per participating child, adults go free.
A family event for children accompanied by adults, suitable for ages 7 +.
Call 0208 291 8690 for more information.
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Posted on April 23, 2013 by Jess kyle
The Friends of Devonshire Road will be holding green oak carpentry workshops in May. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, work with great materials and help achieve a sensational result. They ran a similar project a year ago and the outcome was fantastic.
Green Oak Shelter Devonshire Road
If you are interested in getting involved, please email Jake Twyford from the Friends. The sessions will be on May 12, 19, 25, 26, 27 and 2 June. Do not worry if you can not make all of the sessions, they will be happy for the help!
A Carpentry Project
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Posted on April 10, 2013 by Jess kyle
Image: “Young Brown Hare at Speed” by Andy Fisher (2009)
On 18 May 2013, the Horniman are hosting an Urban Mammal ID and Recording Course by Mammal Society. Ideal for beginners, this one day event is a fascinating introduction to urban mammals and how to identify them, delivered by the Mammal Society’s Chief Executive, Marina Pacheco.
Combining an overview of the key mammals you might encounter in the local environment with explanations of the main methods used to identify them. This is a great starting point for those with an interest in mammals who are looking to develop their skills and find out more about them.
Those attending the course can get either 1 year’s membership or a copy of The Mammals of The British Isles Handbook for only an additional £5!
18th May 2013
Venue: The Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ
Course Cost: Individual Paying £59 / Organisation Paying £84
Discounts available: Mammal Society Members 10% / Mammal Society Student Members 15% / Charity paying Organisational rate 10%
You can book on to the course at the Mammal Society website
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Posted on February 28, 2013 by Jess kyle
The Friends of Devonshire Road nature reserve will be holding a basketry workshop on April 6th and 7th with Stella Harding. The course will cost £90 per person for the two day course including all materials and lunch, however there only 6 places available.
If you are interested, please email Jess Kyle who can pass on your details to the relevant people,
Willow basket with side handle – Stella Harding
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Posted on November 5, 2012 by Jess kyle
London Orchard Project
The London Orchard Project will be running another couple of training sessions at Iona Close Orchard in Ladywell Fields. They ran a couple of training sessions here during the summer, but there is still quite a bit to do. The two sessions will be on Sunday 18 November and Sunday 9 December. For more information on these training sessions and to book your place, please email the Ladywell User Group.
The Nature’s Gym volunteers have also been hard at work here, clearing brambles and brash and putting down a new footpath. This really is an amazing site and is well worth a visit it you have not been before.
Iona Close Orchard
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Posted on June 20, 2012 by Jess kyle
A one day introductory course offering the opportunity to learn the simple techniques of finding a wide variety of insects, collecting, examining, selecting sample specimens to be killed and preserved for future reference and identification.
You will learn the simple techniques of finding a wide variety of insects, collecting, examining, selecting sample specimens to be killed and preserved for future reference and identification. Led by Richard Jones who is a nationally acclaimed entomologist, a former president of the British Entomological and Natural History Society, This course is aimed at anyone with an interest who wants to expand their knowledge base. It offers hands-on experience of the best ways to find and capture insects, how (and why) to start a collection and how to go about researching and identifying finds.
Places are filling up fast, but we still have some spaces on 29th July 9.30-4pm and 13th October 9.30-4pm. If you are interested please email Nick Pond or call him on 020 8314 2007.
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Posted on March 1, 2012 by Jess kyle
Due to the popularity of the last event, The Horniman Museum are hosting the Introduction to Urban Mammal course again on Saturday 21st April 2012.
© Andy Sands
Ideal for beginners, this one day event is a fascinating introduction to urban mammals and how to identify them, delivered by the Mammal Society Chief Executive, Marina Pacheco. Combining an overview of the key mammals you might encounter in the local environment with an explanation of the main methods used to identify them. This is a great starting point for those with an interest in mammals who are looking to develop their skills and find out more about them.
To book a place visit the Mammal Society website.
Or contact Alex Dunlop, Training & Events Coordinator: Telephone: 02380237874
Training & Events Coordinator | The Mammal Society | 3 The Carronades | New Road | Southampton | SO14 0AA
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Posted on January 24, 2012 by Jess kyle
Big Waterways Clean Up 2012 is a London 2012 inspired, partnership campaign run by Thames 21 to improve the East London’s waterways by July 2012. We want to connect East Londoners to their rivers and canals as safe and fun places for people and wildlife well into the future.
Thames 21 want to connect East Londoners to their rivers and canals as safe and fun places for people and wildlife well into the future. BWCU2012 is seeking young and old to get involved in this mass volunteer-led initiative to inspire community activity and produce a lasting legacy for Londoners and their local neighbourhoods long after the 2012 Games.
This is an opportunity to ensure these valuable spaces, which characterise the London 2012 locations, are seen as places we love, respect and enjoy, highlighting London’s commitment to sustainability and social inclusion.
And to make sure that your hard work is recognised into the future, individuals and community groups will be offered free training, allowing you to deliver your own waterway improvement volunteer events.
Here’s an idea of some of the things you could do:
Get stuck in: Help us clean-up dirty rivers and canals
Make a splash: Learn how to kayak and litter-pick at the same time
Make a meadow: Help plant wildflower meadows as part of the Mad About Meadows project
Take a lead: Benefit from training so you can lead your own waterway improvement activities
Regenerate: Help remove weeds and invasive species from waterways and riverbanks, allowing native species to flourish
New homes: Help create wildlife habitats
Contact Ben Fenton for more information
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Posted on January 10, 2012 by Jess kyle
Grow Mayow has some exciting events coming up in the next few weeks, so why not pop along and give them a hand. If you are unable to attend these, they also run a number of regular events at the weekends for young and old. Get you children involved in a number of training courses from a Forest School to Permaculture!
Get involved with Grow Mayow!
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Posted on December 7, 2011 by Jess kyle
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