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Bat Walk with London Wildlife Trust in Crystal Palace Park

Join London Wildlife Trust and learn to identify bats from their ultrasonic calls using bat detectors.

This event is free and open to everyone and there is no need to book.

Contact Sam for more information

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Tree Walk at Crystal Palace Park – Saturday 27th February 2016, 11am-12.30pm

Sessile oak trees (D. Greenwood)

Sessile oak trees (Daniel Greenwood)

Guided tree walk in one London’s most famous parks

Join London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk of Crystal Palace Park and delve into the ancient woodland history of the Great North Wood. As a relic of the Great North Wood, Crystal Palace Park has a rich natural and cultural history. It was Penge Common until 1827, a 500 acre common with ancient woodland and grassland that took in Anerley

Penge is a Celt word meaning ‘the end of the wood’

The oak tree is the symbol of the Great North Wood and many can be found at Crystal Palace

There are also a number of non-native, ornamental trees which tell a story of their own about the history of the park

Where: Crystal Palace rail station, Crystal Palace Park, Crystal Palace
When: Saturday 27th February 2016, 11am-12.30pm
Cost: Free