Diary

Programme of events, for any queries on an event in the programme please contact the group leader of the specific event.

November 2017


Thursday 2 November - Practical Work

Meet: The Temple between 10-12.

Contact Peter Williams 020 8555 1358 or 07716 034164 on the morning

Sunday 5 November - Practical Work

Meet: The Temple between 10-12.

Contact Peter Williams 020 8555 1358 or 07716 034164 on the morning

Thursday 9 November - Practical Work

Meet: The Temple between 10-12.

Contact Peter Williams 020 8555 1358 or 07716 034164 on the morning

Thursday 16 November - Practical Work

Cancelled

Sunday 19 November - "Birds of Wanstead", talk by Nick Croft

Meet: The Temple at 1pm.

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Birds of Wanstead

An illustrated talk at the Temple, Wanstead Park A presentation by top local birder and expert photographer Nick Croft. Enjoy Nick's expertise and learn what a great area this is for birding.

"While mostly hard graft for meagre returns, patch birding can be wonderful ... 180 species have been recorded locally in the last 10 years, including London's third ever Blyth's reed warbler, which just goes to show how important it is to get out there to look and listen." As space at the Temple is limited, please book your place beforehand with Gill or call 020 8989 4898 and then pay on the door.

Cost £3.00, to go towards the Wren Group and Park improvements.

Sunday 19 November - Waterbird Count

Meet: 10am at the Tea Hut, Wanstead Park.

Walk around the lakes of Wanstead Park counting the waterbirds, especially the migrants, as a part of the nationwide BTO count. No experience necessary.

Free, organised by the The WREN Group

Contact Tim Harris

Thursday 23 November - Practical Work

Meet: The Temple between 10-12.

Contact Peter Williams 020 8555 1358 or 07716 034164 on the morning

Sunday 26 November - Launch of 'Trees in the Landscape' photographic exhibition

Meet: 12pm at the Temple, wanstead Park

A walk from the Temple followed, at 1pm, by the lauch of the 'Trees in the Landscape' photographic exhibition with refreshments.

Thursday 30 November - Practical Work

Meet: The Temple between 10-12.

Contact Peter Williams 020 8555 1358 or 07716 034164 on the morning

August 30th, 2017

December 2017


Sunday 3 December - Practical Work

Meet: The Temple between 10-12.

Contact Peter Williams 020 8555 1358 or 07716 034164

Wednesday 6 December - 'Walking in London': Talk by guidebook writer Peter Aylmer

Peter's new guidebook 'Walking in London', published by Cicerone Press in September, covers 25 walks in and around the capital's green spaces and nature reserves. They explore woods and forests, heaths and royal parks, canals and rivers - and not just the Thames. Wanstead's own Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group, which has organised this talk, itself played a large part in the book, its members helping to check the all-important accuracy of many of the walk descriptions.

Each walk features one of London's 13,000 wildlife species - it might be common, it might be rare, but it will be in some way important to that walk - such as the skylark, featured in the Wanstead Flats chapter. Peter will talk about that biodiversity, and how it's been aided by the survival of so much, and so varied, open space within London's boundaries. There will be a chance to buy a signed copy of the book too.

Meet: Wanstead Golf Club at 7:30pm

More information: Peter Aylmer 07884 235784 or Email Peter Aylmer.

Thursday 7th - Nature Ramble The Redwoods of Havering Country Park

Nature ramble to Havering-atte-Bower with Peter Aylmer

The December nature ramble will take us the short distance east to Havering-atte-Bower. We'll see towering redwoods, a herd of antlered deer, a Palladian mansion and some of the best views of a capital city to be enjoyed anywhere - all just over two miles from the centre of Romford.

This is a five mile circular walk from the Havering Park bus terminus. Meet: 10am at Stratford station, outside Jubilee line platforms 13-15. Just turn up, no need to book. Bring a snack and drink (though there is a cafe about half way) and Oyster or Freedom Pass. Back at Stratford about 4pm.

Meet: 10am at Stratford station, outside Jubilee line platforms 13-15. Just turn up, no need to book. Bring a snack, drink and Oyster or Freedom Pass. Back about 4.

More information: Peter Aylmer 07884 235784 or Email Peter Aylmer.

Sunday 10 December - Waterbird Count

Meet: 10am at the Tea Hut, Wanstead Park.

Walk around the lakes of Wanstead Park counting the waterbirds, especially the migrants, as a part of the nationwide BTO count. No experience necessary.

Free, organised by the The WREN Group

Contact Tim Harris

Sunday 17 December - Christmas Crafts

Meet: 11-1 at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

A simple celebration of the season for children in the tranquil atmosphere of the Temple. If the weather allows, we will have a short walk in the winter woods. Crafts will include wreath-making and tree decorations using natural materials. Christmas stories as well.

Children aged 4-11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost £3.50 per child.

For more info contact: Jo Blackman

August 30th, 2017

January 2018


Sunday 21 January - Waterbird Count

Meet: 10am at the Tea Hut, Wanstead Park.

Walk around the lakes of Wanstead Park counting the waterbirds, especially the migrants, as a part of the nationwide BTO count. No experience necessary.

Free, organised by the The WREN Group

Contact Tim Harris

Sunday 28 January - Winter Nature Club

Meet: 11-1 at the Temple, Wanstead Park.

On the same weekend as the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch, join us on a walk by the Heronry Lake to see what birds are around. We will identify and record them as part of the RSPB Bird Watch. We will make some bird models and listen to some stories to get your little ones exploring their natural environment.

Children aged 2-7 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost £3.50 per child.

Part of a planned series of quarterly events run by volunteers and parents which are themed around the seasons.

For more info contact: Jo Blackman

November 2nd, 2017