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Urban Wildlife Talk – Friday 5th February 2016, Peckham Library

Fox and badger feeding side by side

Badger and Fox by Ernie Thomason

Join London Wildlife Trust at Peckham Library to learn about the amazing wildlife thriving in the capital

Daniel Greenwood will be giving a talk about the array of wild animals and plants that live in London, despite it being a densely populated city

London is known to have over 13,000 species of plant, animal and fungus, though this talk will focus more on those you can expect, or perhaps least expect, to encounter

Daniel is the Conservation Project Officer for Sydenham Hill Wood in the south of the borough of Southwark, a very special nature reserve. The Wood is home to hedgehogs, foxes, owls, hawks, falcon, stag beetles, as well as a number of butterflies, amphibians and lots of mushrooms

London’s natural past will be illustrated to show how our wildlife manages to thrive in one of the greatest cities in the world

Where: Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, Peckham, London, SE15 5JR
Cost: Free
When: Friday 5th February 2016, 11am-12.30pm

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A History of Sydenham Hill Wood by London Wildlife Trust- Tuesday 11 August 2015 2pm – 3.30pm

Horses removing timber after storm of 1987

Horses removing timber after storm of 1987

A talk about the history of Sydenham Hill Wood & Cox’s Walk at Dulwich Library in partnership with Southwark Council

Join London Wildlife Trust at Southwark Council’s beautiful Dulwich Library for a talk about the history of Sydenham Hill Wood.

Sydenham Hill Wood is one of the largest remaining remnants of the Great North Wood, a landscape of woods and commons which stretched from Deptford to Selhurst and has origins in the wildwood that colonised after the Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago. The Wood has a fascinating cultural history, with a number of interesting individuals having lived nearby within the Great North Wood. These include John Ruskin, Lord Byron and the speech therapist, Lionel Logue, made famous by The King’s Speech. The former lived in a house which was once a part of Sydenham Hill Wood.

The Wood itself was saved from development in the 1980s resulting in a nature reserve loved and managed by members of the local community, the very people who saved it 33 years ago.

Today London Wildlife Trust volunteers rekindle ancient land management of coppicing, pollarding and dead hedging to aid the regeneration of the Wood’s flora and fauna.

This is a free talk on behalf of Southwark Council.

Venue Location

Dulwich Library
368 Lordship Lane SE22 8NB ,
Dulwich,
SE22 8NB

Contact Details

Email: Daniel Greenwood
Tel: 07734 599 728


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Butterfly Walk Sunday 12 July 2015

Butterfly Walk with LWT

Butterfly Walk with LWT

July is a busy month for wildlife in London with stag beetles on the wing, kestrels fledging and swifts readying for their return to Africa. LWT has a lot of events coming up, so of which are (almost) in our Borough!

 


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Bat, moth and owl prowl – Friday 3 July 2015

Join LWT for a bit of prowling!

Join LWT for a bit of prowling!

 

July is a busy month for wildlife in London with stag beetles on the wing, kestrels fledging and swifts readying for their return to Africa. LWT has a lot of events coming up, so of which are (almost) in our Borough!


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Wildlife walk – Sunday 14 June -2pm

Wildlife walk – Sunday 14 June

 

Meet outside Sydenham station (on the Station Approach side) at 2pm. The guided walk will go through Sydenham Wells Park and then go on to explore the Hillcrest Estate Woodland and the Dulwich and Sydenham Hill woods. We’ll see a lake and a nature reserve, both ends of a disused rail tunnel, birds, beasts and flowers and some beautiful woodland – parts of which are remnants of the Great North Wood which once covered much of the area.

The walk will last approx 2.5 hours, covers approx 3 miles and contains quite a few ups and downs. In other words, it will be great exercise! Hope to see you there…