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During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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December 12th, 2016

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BioBlitz Nature Club


During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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June 20th, 2017

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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December 12th, 2016

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BioBlitz Nature Club


During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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June 20th, 2017

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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Posted on:
March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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December 12th, 2016

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BioBlitz Nature Club


During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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June 20th, 2017

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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Posted on:
March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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December 12th, 2016

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BioBlitz Nature Club


During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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June 20th, 2017

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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June 12th, 2017

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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Posted on:
March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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December 12th, 2016

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BioBlitz Nature Club


During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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June 20th, 2017

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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December 12th, 2016

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BioBlitz Nature Club


During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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June 20th, 2017

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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December 12th, 2016

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BioBlitz Nature Club


During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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June 20th, 2017

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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December 12th, 2016

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BioBlitz Nature Club


During the 2017 BioBlitz there was also a Nature Club for the children.

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June 20th, 2017

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BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017


BioBlitz 2017

BioBlitz 2017 – Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June 2017

Become a wildlife explorer for the weekend and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in at your local BioBlitz event.

With interactive activities for youngsters, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone including Guided Walks, Talks, Children’s Art, Nature Table, Dawn Chorus Walk, Bat Walks, Pond-dipping, Moth-trapping, Grass-Sweeping, Tea Hut and much more – and it’s all free!

Friday 16th June

20:30 – Bat Walk. Meet outside the tea hut, 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)

22:00 – Moth-trapping. Meet outside the Temple, Wanstead Park.
Local moth enthusiasts will have their light traps fired up to attract some of the great array of moths to be found in Wanstead Park. Bring a torch and wear appropriate clothing for an evening activity. (approx. 2 hours). Leader Tim Harris

Saturday 17th June

08:00 – Wildlife Refound: from parkland to woodland.
Meet at junction of Bushwood Road and Stanmore Road.
Leader: James Heal

10:30. Flowers of Wanstead Flats
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Leader: Tricia Moxey

11:00 – Spider Hunt
Meet at Centre Rd gazebo. Leader: David Carr

14:00 – Dogs and Wildlife; a guide to responsible dog-walking
Meet at Centre Rd car park gazebo. Please bring your dog (on a leash)! Leader: Thibaud Madelin

15:00 – 16:00 Children’s Pond Dipping
Meet at Jubilee Pond. Leaders: Sean Dillon and Gill James

Sunday 18th June

05:00 – Dawn Chorus Walk
Leading birder Nick Croft, joined by Tim Harris and Jane Cleall, lead the crack-of-dawn walk around the park 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).

11:00 – Pond Dipping. Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
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 catch an endless array of life-forms from the Shoulder of Mutton Pond. (approx. 90 minutes).

11:15 – Nature Walk in Wanstead Park
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park
Leaders: Mirza Rashid, Jackie Morrison, David Giddings

14:00 – 16:00 – Nature Club. Storytelling, Minibeast Hunt, & Crafts
Meet at The Temple. £3.50 per child (children aged 2-7 years old)
Leaders: Sean Dillon of Wild East Project and Gill James

14:00 – Pond Dipping in Shoulder of Mutton pond (90 minutes)
Leaders: Derek and Cathy McEwan

15:00 – Wanstead Park Trees
Meet at Temple enclosure, Wanstead Park.
Leaders: Tricia Moxey, David Giddings, Jackie Morrison

16:00 – Finish

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Log Rolling – Getting Chalet Wood ready for the Bluebells


Chalet Wood - Log Rolling

Pratical work, on Thursday 9th March 2017, to get Chalet Wood ready for the appearance of the Bluebells. Paths through the wood are deliniated by logs to try to prevent people walking on the Bluebells.

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March 10th, 2017

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WREN Photographic Exhibition


The Wren Group’s new photographic exhibition, opened on 19th February 2017 at the Temple. It consists of 21 photographs of Wanstead wildlife taken by amateur photographers. The official opening is on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 12:00. Tea and cake will be provided.

Details on the WREN Facebook page

Display of “mystery objects” to test visitors’ knowledge of natural history. One is a genuine mystery, being so far unidentified!

Wren Group banner made by Friends committee member Jo Fensome

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February 22nd, 2017

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Nature Club – December 2016 – Artists at work


Little tomatoes, mangoes, squashes, holly berries sat on the table in a colourful heap. We tried really hard to paint and draw these fruits and seeds with pastels and paints.

Luckily local artist Anita McCullough was there to give us a helping hand and we painted some great pictures to take home and frame. So we are now promising artists!

We also went on a winter bird search on Jubilee Pond to see what was new and identified no fewer than 16 species, including three kinds of gull, a shoveller, a cormorant, some pochards, and even a great crested grebe. Well done all eight children on fantastic skills.We tried counting up all the water birds – and counting all those gulls and canada geese was challenging. We came to some amazing totals and were rewarded with lots of gold coins as it is nearly Christmas.

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