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Louis Masai live painting for Dulwich Festival


The London Wildlife Trust are very pleased to announce that artist Louis Masai will be painting an image of brown long-eared bats onto the Crescent Wood Tunnel in Sydenham Hill Wood on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May as part of the Dulwich Festival. Louis will be working on the painting between 10:00 and 18:00 on each day

Please join us to watch Louis at work and to learn more from our staff and volunteers about London Wildlife Trust’s bat work at Sydenham Hill Wood

We were delighted to find a brown long-eared bat for the first time in 5 years during a survey this week (pictured above). It is the first record of this amazing animal since one was found hibernating in the old train tunnel in 2011. The tunnel is a registered bat roost which is protected by law. Louis’s painting aims to celebrate the brown long-eared bat and raise awareness about London’s bats

Thank you to the Dulwich Festival for their enthusiasm in organising the event with us and special thanks to Dulwich Going Greener for providing crucial funding for this event and for Southwark Council’s cooperation


PDF  SHW events spring-summer 2016

Loads more London Wildlife Trust events coming up!

Evening bird walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Thursday 19th May 2016, 19:00

Tree walk for London Tree Week, Crystal Palace Park, Thursday 2nd June 2016, 19:00

Tree walk for London Tree Week, One Tree Hill, Saturday 4th June 2016, 14:00

Bat walk, Sydenham Wells Park, Friday 10th June 2016, 20:30


Pond dipping family event, Sydenham Hill Wood, Sunday 12th June 2016, 14:00

Booking essential, contact Diana Wallace:


The history of Sydenham Hill Wood, Dulwich Library, Tuesday 14th June 2016, 14:00

Evening tree walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Wednesday 15th June 2016, 19:00

Bat walk, Nunhead Cemetery, Friday 24th June 2016, gates open at 21:00 for 21:30 start

Wildflower walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Sunday 26th June 2016, 14:00

Booking essential, contact


Bat, moth and owl prowl, Sydenham Hill Wood, Friday 8th July 2016, 21:00

Bug day! Sydenham Hill Wood, Thursday 21st July 2016, 11:00-15:00

Butterfly walk, Sydenham Hill Wood, Sunday 24th July 2016, 14:00

Booking essential, contact

Great North Wood walk, One Tree Hill to Crystal Palace, Saturday 20th August 2016, 12:00


Best wishes,

Daniel Greenwood

Conservation Project Officer, Sydenham Hill Wood

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Avaaz’ petition to stop destruction of Ancient Forest

In order to build a ski slope for the 2018 Olympic Games, a swathe of Ancient Korean woodland is under threat. Avvaaz has petitioned the Olympic Committee thusly:

To the International Olympic Committee and the South Korean government:

As concerned citizens from across the globe, we call on you to stop the destruction of forest on Mount Gariwang for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and to protect what remains of this forest that has been a sanctuary for over 500 years. We urge the IOC to ensure that all Olympic Games truly live up to ideals of sustainability and environmental protection.

If you are interested in reading and possibly signing this petition, go here:

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Winter Tree ID walk at Sydenham Hill Wood – Sunday 25th January 2015

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FOBP reproduce this rather lovely sounding invitation from Daniel Greenwood of the London Wildlife Trust:

Dear all,

Please find attached a poster for our upcoming Winter Tree ID walk at Sydenham Hill Wood on Sunday 25th January from 13:00-15:00. Please meet inside the Crescent Wood Road entrance, wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the conditions.

This walk is designed to help you to learn how to identify trees when not in leaf. As remnant ancient woodland, Sydenham Hill Wood has a range of native tree species but also, after the development of Victorian villas and resulting gardens, there are a number of non-native and exotic trees which can also be found. This walk is a good way to get into the natural and cultural history of the Great North Wood, its trees, and its continuing relevance to our way of life today.

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The RE:LEAF London i-Tree Eco Tree and Woodland Survey 2014

london i-treeDo you want to be involved in the world’s largest urban forest survey?

Can you spare five days this Summer?

Then register your interest in the London i-tree survey 2014

The RELEAF London Partnership is undertaking a survey of London’s trees and woodlands, to establish the benefits they provide and put a value on them.

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#78: Orchard Destroyed

Donnachadh McCarthy FRSA: “could not stay and watch the beauty created by nature/community over last 20 years destroyed in hours . . .”


felled orchard site

Most of our readers will be sad to learn that on the morning of October 6, 2013, Southwark hacked down the Community Orchard beside Camberwell Green.

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#66c: Dulwich Society tree walk – May 11, 2013.

An annual tree walk organised by the Dulwich Society,
featured in the 2013 Dulwich Festival. An enthusiastic crowd
turned out despite wet and overcast conditions. The walk
organised by Jill Manuel, above was led by Letta Jones.

Details of how to join the Dulwich Society can be obtained
from their website.

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#59: PUBLIC MEETING – Tree work in Belair Park

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