Do you want to blow away the cobwebs this weekend and keep the whole family entertained? Head to the Woodberry Wetlands and get involved in their Wonderful Wildlife Weekends!
Held every Sunday, this is a free, drop-in activity for all ages.
Led by a member of the London Wildlife Trust outdoor learning team, you’ll explore the East Reservoir and surrounding areas to discover the wildlife that lives at Woodberry Wetlands. Toads, tadpoles, dragonflies, butterflies and worms are just some of the mini beasts and insects that you might discover, whether using a net in the pond or hunting under logs.
Woodberry Wetlands, cared for by The London Wildlife Trust, is home to 13,000 m2 of newly planted reed beds and 550 m2 of new hedgerow, together with wildflower meadows and fruit trees, which attract birds, bees and other insects. Species attracted to the wetlands include the great crested grebe, common tern, reed bunting, emperor dragonfly and speckled wood butterfly. Berkeley has also installed bat boxes for the six species of bat in the area and nest boxes for the black redstart, one of the UK’s rarest birds.
There is no need to book; simply come along on the day and meet by the education ponds at the opposite end of the reservoir to the Coal House Café. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult for the duration of the session, and suitable clothing is advised depending on the weather. Wonderful Wildlife Weekends are scheduled to run every Sunday from 1.00pm-3.00pm up to 24th March 2024.
So, what are you waiting for? Pop down this weekend and enjoy nature at its finest, right here in London!