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

June 2018

Aldersbrook Garden Trail – Sunday June 3rd

Meet: Aldersbrook between 12pm-5pm.

Around 16 gardens open to the public. Teas, plant sales, etc.

All-in ticket £5.

Tuesday 5th June – Nature Ramble

Meet 10am at Stratford station, outside Jubilee line platforms 13-15.

Just turn up, no need to book.

We’ll be taking a trip into Essex, for a four-mile walk around the country park surrounding Hadleigh Castle.

Buy (in advance if possible) a day return to Leigh-on-Sea. From Stratford this costs £18.40. If you have a Freedom Pass, you only need to buy a day return from Upminster to Leigh-on-Sea, which costs £10.90, or £7.20 with senior railcard.

Bring a snack and drink or use the café in the country park. Back about 4.30.

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

Music in the Temple Garden – Sunday June 17th

Meet: Temple Garden, Wanstead Park from 3pm-7pm

Main band to be confirmed plus a host of local talent

Bring a picnic! Bar and refreshments available.

Tickets TBC, children free.

Contact Ron Albrow for details: 07827 327 365

Bioblitz – All day on the 23rd to 24th June

Draft programme (all to be confirmed)

Meet: Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats.


  1. 10:00 Bees Walk in Wanstead Park. . Meet outside Temple. Led by Tony Madgwick and Mirza Rashid.
  2. 10:30 Spider survey on Wanstead Flats. Meet at Centre Road Car Park. David Carr will lead
  3. 11:00 Ferndale Area Residents Association walk. From Ferndale Road, into Bush Wood and beyond. With renowned local expert Tricia Moxey supported by Tim Harris, Mary Holden and James Heal.
  4. 11:00 Plant Galls walk. Meet at the Tea hut, Wanstead Park. With Tommy Root supported by James Heal.
  5. 14:00 Larks, butterflies and flowers. Meet Centre Road Car Park. With Gill James and Tim Harris
  6. 21:00 Bat walk. Meet at tea hut in Wanstead Park. Come and join Conservation Ranger, Frances Castro and search for pipistrelles, Noctules, Daubenton’s and other bats. Bring a torch and suitable clothing for an evening walk. (approx. 90 minutes)


10:00 Stalls in Temple enclosure, including

  • Wren ID stall with microscope, field guides etc.
  • London Wildlife Trust
  • Wild Wanstead
  • Information stall by the tea hut, with a blackboard outlining activities etc.
  • 11:00-15:00 Duck Champion Stall. With Epping Forest Centenary Trust’s new duck champion project officer Ute Villavincencio. Crafts, treasure hunt, quiz and more.
  1. 05:00 Dawn Chorus walk. Meet at corner of Bushwood (Road) and cut-through. Local birder James Heal leads the crack-of-dawn walk around the wood to listen to the sounds of the dawn chorus, see a new generation of young birds and maybe encounter a surprise or two. (approx. 2 hours 30 minutes).
  2. 10:30 Eight Legs and Counting. Spiders in Old Sewage Works. Meet outside riding stables. With David Carr.
  3. 10:30 Snail Trail in Old Sewage Works. Meet outside riding stables, Aldersbrook Road. With Nick and Penny Evans.
  4. 11:00-1300 Pond-dipping in Perch Pond. The park’s lakes hold a surprising amount of aquatic life, from large fish to tiny invertebrates, including dragonfly larvae and even crayfish. Help Derek and Cathy McEwan study this endless array of life-forms. (approx. 90 minutes).
  5. 14:00 Wanstead Nature Club Meet at the Temple Enclosure. Minibeast hunt, crafts and more. Children aged 2-7. Children must be accompanied.
  6. 14:00 Wildflowers and butterflies walk Meet at the Temple. With local expert Tricia Moxey and Mirza Rashid.
  7. 14:00-15:30 Pond-dipping in Shoulder of Mutton Pond With Derek and Cathy McEwan.

CLOSE: 16:00

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