Nature Walk- Sunday 29th March 2-4pm

fox in dacres wood. t.moulton walk

Sunday 29 March
Exploring Green Spaces: a two-mile nature walk through Forest Hill and Sydenham.
Meet @ Forest Hill station, 2pm 
‘led by TomMoulton & Alona Sheridan’
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Free Training With Thames21

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Thames21 offers a range of FREE training sessions to anyone who is keen to get involved with activities in and around their local waterways. Check out these opportunities…

Imagine leading your own group of volunteers in a cleanup event to improve your stretch of river, canal or pond. You can! Our 2-day ‘LEADING A WATERWAY CLEANUP‘ training will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to plan and lead your own events. When you complete the course, you can become one of our many certified trainees who receive support from Thames21 and lead cleanup and improvement events all across London

LEADING A WATERWAY CLEANUP Sessions for 2015:
(All sessions are 10am to 3pm.  You must complete Day 1 first, before going on to Day 2)

Day 1
Saturday 14 March
at WaterWorks Centre, Leyton

Sunday 12 April at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Saturday 6 June at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Saturday 4 July at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Sunday 23 August at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Sunday 27 September at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Saturday 7 November at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Day 2
Sunday 29 March at WaterWorks Centre, Leyton
Saturday 25 April at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Sunday 21 June at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Sunday 19 July at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Saturday 5 September at Ragged School Museum, Mile End
Saturday 10 October at Dorset Wharf, Fulham
Sunday 15 November at Ragged School Museum, Mile End

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Rivers & People Guided Walk 20th July 2pm

BPP walk 20.07.14

‘Rivers and People walks explore urban nature in Lewisham by following our three rivers: the Ravensbourne, the Quaggy and the Pool. They are for anyone who would to see more of the natural world that lies all around us, even in the inner city. And for anyone who would like to experience the physical and mental health benefits of walking and contact with the ‘green world’. We will see birds, beasts, flowers, trees and get close to flowing rivers. The walks will last between 1-1.5 hours, are all on level ground and can be taken at a pace to suit all levels of physical ability. 
 
The walks are led by accredited volunteers. They are free and no booking is required. Just turn up at the start point. If you can, please print out the online leaflets that accompany each walk and that can be found: http://riversandpeople.com/walk-guides/

 

A lovely day for a dip in the river

Bankside management in a sunny Ladywell Fields
Bankside management in a sunny Ladywell Fields

On a bright and sunny Tuesday our volunteers headed to Ladywell Fields for a dip in the river.  There was quite a lot to do, so some donned waders and cleared the Ravensboune of litter, while others concentrated on bankside management.  Between the 4 of them the volunteers in the river pulled out 6 bags of rubbish in just a few hours.  The volunteers working on the banksides were clearing nettles to allow other plants to grow.  This will lead to more diverse flora along the river.

Taking a breather from clearing the river
Taking a breather from clearing the river

This event was part of the successful Rivers and People  Project which is now in its third year.There are many other events held as part of the project and may ways in which you can get involved. Please visit the Rivers & People pages to find out more.

Dawn chorus walk – Riverview Park, 26 April 2013

Wake up with the warblers, an early start for a spot of birding with 30+ species potentially on offer at this time of year.  Meet at the Sainsbury’s Sava Centre, Bell Green at 5am!

The leader of the walk Lawrence will be driving via Brockley and Ladywell on his way to Sydenham.  He has room for 4 people on his car.  Please call him on 07986 237 431  if you would like a life.  He will be picking up at 4.45am.

In the mean time watch this nice video of a walk through Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire, to listen to the first calls of the day. You’ll not see/hear all the birds in this clip on your walk, but you may recognice a few.