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London Wildlife Trust – Wonderful Woodlands Sunday 12, March 11am-4pm

Wonderful Woodlands

Join the London Wildlife Trust for a fun, family woodland day. We’ll be learning about the trees in Sydenham Hill Wood through games and activities, making dens and ending up with a warming fire to toast marshmallows. Booking essential

This event is suitable for families with children of any age who would enjoy a whole day out in the woods.  There are no toilets in the wood but there is a nearby pub and the Horniman Museum not too far away.  Some paths have steps and are muddy and so it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Location:

Sydenham Hill Wood,
Forest Hill/Sydenham Hill,
London,
SE26 6SA


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Nature’s Gym location change 2nd March 2017

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Hi all, unfortunately, we have had to change the location for tomorrow’s (2 March 2017) Nature’s Gym.  Instead we shall be working at Lower Sydenham Station.  Hopefully, we can go back to Belmont Park and finish our work there another time.

Please look for Lower Sydenham Station on this document for details of how to get there.

See you tomorrow.


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London Wildlife Trust – Nature Detectives 14 February 11am-4pm

Nature Detectives at Sydenham Hill Wood

Join us for this fun family day in the wood. We will be looking for tracks and signs to find out what lives in the wood. We’ll be making plaster casts, following trails and looking for clues. Booking essential.

A free fun course for parents and children together.  We’ll be playing games and searching for wildlife clues in the woodland using sight, sound and smell.  Sorry no nannies or childminders.

Location:

Crescent Wood Road gate to Sydenham Hill Wood.,
Sydenham Hill Wood,
Forest Hill/Sydenham Hill,
London,
SE26 6SA

When: 14 February 11am-4pm
Booking: Please book by emailing Diana Wallace
More info: London Wildlife Trust website

 


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Winter bird walk at Sydenham Hill Wood – 12 February 9am-12.30pm

Firecrest at Sydenham Hill Wood

Firecrest at Sydenham Hill Woods ©Gavin Horsley (via LWT)

Guided walk in Sydenham Hill Wood to find winter birds

Love London’s woodland birds this Valentine’s Day!

Join London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk to discover the range of birds present in Sydenham Hill Wood

Winter sees the return of the iconic firecrest, redwing, fieldfare, siskin and an influx of robin, goldfinch and chaffinch. It’s also a great time to see birds because the trees are bar. Sydenham Hill Wood supports a stunning array of breeding birds in the summer months, but winter is the best time to look for harder to spot birds like the nuthatch, tree creeper, and to spot flocks of redwing

This is a free walk, a minimum donation of £2 towards our work is recommend

Location:

Inside the Crescent Wood Road gate,
Sydenham Hill Wood & Cox’s Walk,
Dulwich,
London


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New Cross Gate Cutting Open Day – Saturday 28 January, 1pm-4pm

Open Day at New Cross Gate Cutting

Come and explore this beautiful nature reserve which is usually closed to the public.

A secluded area of woodland with small grassy glades, set on the broad slopes of a deep railway cutting, which supports 170 species of flowering plants.  Brockley’s New Cross Gate Cutting is predominantly oak woodland with open glades of neutral and acid grassland in which reeds and tall herbs grow. Some flowers are locally rare, and the site contributes to one of London’s most important railway cuttings for wildlife, stretching southwards to Forest Hill.

The cutting was dug in 1838-39 and still bears the legacy of once being part of the old Great North Wood, and at times the route of the Croydon Canal, brickworks, and wartime allotments.

The site, also known as Brockley Nature Reserve, contributes to one of the most important railway cuttings for wildlife in London.

Location

New Cross Gate Cutting,
Vesta Road Entrance,
London,
SE4 2NR


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Orchard volunteering session in Ladywell Fields – Saturday 11 February, 10.30am-12.30pm

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Orchard pruning in Ladywell Fields

The community orchard planted in Ladywell Fields in 2011 is thriving, but like any orchard, it needs care and attention if the trees are to grow strongly and avoid disease.  This is one of the Friends twice yearly volunteer sessions at which you can learn  and help prune the trees, inspect and repair the guards, and mulch the trees with woodchip to keep the weeds down.

If you do come and you have any of the following, please bring them; thick gloves, sharp secateurs and garden buckets.  Also at the risk of stating the obvious, please come in work clothes and robust shoes!

Pruning requires dry weather, so if it is raining, they will need to reschedule.