Nature Club

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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November 3rd, 2017

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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November 30th, 2017

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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November 30th, 2017

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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November 3rd, 2017

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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November 30th, 2017

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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November 30th, 2017

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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November 3rd, 2017

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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November 30th, 2017

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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November 30th, 2017

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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November 3rd, 2017

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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November 30th, 2017

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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November 30th, 2017

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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November 3rd, 2017

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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November 30th, 2017

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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November 30th, 2017

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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November 3rd, 2017

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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November 30th, 2017

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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November 30th, 2017

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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November 3rd, 2017

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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November 30th, 2017

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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November 30th, 2017

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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November 3rd, 2017

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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November 30th, 2017

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition


Photo Exhibition

‘Trees in the Landscape’ photographic exhibition at the Temple Our second exhibition is now on display at the Temple during weekend opening hours until early spring. The twenty-one photographs show various aspects of trees in the Wanstead and Epping Forest area, in all seasons from winter snow to autumn glory. Some images show details such as fungi doing its work, birds using nest holes, and spring catkins, and others show the sheer beauty of trees and groups of trees both in a forest and a more urban setting. The exhibition launch was very timely as it coincided with National Tree Week, bringing home the message that trees everywhere are a vital part of the ecosystem and it is essential that we protect them.
These photographs had to be selected from 240 entries and it was heartening that the project inspired so many people to take their cameras, go out there and think about how to take a good picture of a tree.

The Launch was preceded by a walk for 30 people, led by Tim Harris, and was attended by over 50 people who enjoyed a good natter and some excellent tea and cake.Thanks to Wren volunteers for this. Many thanks also to Committee Member Tony Morrison for printing and framing the images so brilliantly.

In addition to local Councillor Paul Merry, we were lucky to welcome Epping Forest Artist in Residence Marion Sidebottom, who displayed some of her meticulous photographs of ancient Forest trees. We hope to see more of her work in future.

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November 30th, 2017

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WREN Practical Work


WREN group members have been out and about working in Wanstead Park. Their first three sessions are on Lincoln’s Island clearing the undergrowth there to allow the Daffodils to flourish in the spring. The final two sessions will be tidying up Chalet Wood allow the Bluebells to flower in all their glory in April/May next year.

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November 30th, 2017

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Photographic exhibition – 26 November 2017


Photo Exhibition

Our excellent second photographic exhibition will be launched this Sunday, 26th November, 1pm at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

All members are invited to come along and enjoy these lovely and interesting photos as well as a social get-together.

We are lucky to welcome a special guest, Marian Sidebottom, who is the Artist in Residence at Epping Forest. She is keen to meet you all and to tell you a little about her work.
In addition to enjoying tea and cake ( contributions welcome!) you may like to buy some nature- themed stocking fillers for children and ‘Trees of Epping Forest’ tea towels by Chingford Calligraphy Circle, on sale at £5. So bring your purse…

The Launch will preceded by a short walk led by Tim Harris. Meet at 12pm at the Temple.

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November 24th, 2017

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Fungi Walk – 29 October 2017



45 people attended a Fungi walk on 29th October 2017 in Bushwood led by Tricia Moxly. Despite the dry weather enough fungi were found to make for a very interesting walk.

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November 3rd, 2017

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Nature Club – October 2017


35 children turned up on Sunday 29th October for our Autumn Nature Club.
The weather was perfect for our nature trail through the Chestnut trees and into Chalet Wood. Children enjoyed squirrelling away nuts and finding them again, as well as doing bark rubbings, making stick skeletons and playing with their friends in the woods. They collected autumn leaves, twigs and nuts.

After the nature trail we hosted a crafts session in the Temple where the children turned their collections into a collage and made autumnal cards and leaf rubbings. And finally, we settled down to stories and children helped our story teller act out some of the scenes. A great time was had by all, new friendships made, and we came away with lots of great new ideas for helping our children explore and enjoy their natural environment.

These sessions are run by a group of local parents who wanted to see more activities for children in the park. We’re so pleased at how popular they are and can’t wait until our Christmas event on 18 December and Winter Nature Club on Sunday 28th January. We hope to see you there!

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November 2nd, 2017

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