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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: dwallace@wildlondon.org.uk


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 dgreenwood@wildlondon.org.uk


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 dgreenwood@wildlondon.org.uk

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

London Wildlife Trust – Protecting London’s wildlife for the future


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Direct line: 020 7252 9186 / Mobile: 07734 599 728


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The London Wildlife Trust is part of a network of 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the UK, working under the umbrella of The Wildlife Trust Partnership, the UK’s leading conservation charity dedicated to wildlife protection.


Registered Office: Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2AF. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, Number 1600379. Registered as a charity in England and Wales, Number 283895



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Great North Wood – Launching an exciting new project

Photo shows Sam Bentley-Toon Great North Wood Project Development Officer - Centre for Wildlife Gardening London Wildlife Trust making his presentation to meeting

Sam Bentley-Toon Great North Wood Project Development Officer – Centre for Wildlife Gardening London Wildlife Trust making his presentation to meeting

On May 7, 2016, the London Wildlife Trust invited representatives from friends of open spaces groups to meet at The Sparrowhawk Public House at Crystal Palace to hear an outline of a scheme to enhance  the ecology of a number of key sites which were once part of the Great North Wood. The idea was received with enthusiasm and participants were keen to explore ways in which they could co-operate to turn it into reality. This was just the beginning of the process, which has the makings of another great community project, like the LWT’s Lost Effra programme.

These are some documents as PDFs:

GNW Consultation poster – friends

GNW-project summary

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Rain garden planting day Saturday 18th April, 10am – 4pm (or drop by anytime)

Why not celebrate the start of spring by getting your green fingers out and helping us to plant up the exciting rain garden project at Cressingham Gardens! Come along for a day of planting in the sunshine, everyone is welcome and the community centre will be open with refreshments so we should be well catered for. Please find full event details here and feel free to contact me via email or on the mobile number below for more information. If you are local and cold bring along a spade and some gardening gloves without too much inconvenience that would be a great help.

 I look forward to seeing some of you there!

With best wishes,

 Helen Spring

Lost Effra Project Coordinator

London Wildlife Trust – Protecting London’s wildlife for the future


www.wildlondon.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter

Mobile: 07971 315 245

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Feedback on Effra Musical Walk (survey)

Friends of Belair Park reproduce this e-mail from Helen Spring, organiser of the Effra Walk:

Hello all,

I hope you all enjoyed the walk last Sunday and didn’t wilt too much along the way – what weather we had! Special thanks to Martin Knight for his time and effort in leading the walk and also to London Wildlife Trust volunteer Chris for giving some info about the work that’s been done to restore the Ambrook (one of the Effra’s tributaries) in Sydenham Hill Woods.

It would be a great help if you could fill in this quick online survey (only 8 questions and mostly multiple choice!), please find the link below. As this is a research project we are looking to learn from these activities in order to make the Lost Effra project a real success and run more environmental projects in the local area and beyond! It really shouldn’t take long at all and would be a huge help – thank you!

Please find the link here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SRH5FWQ.

I will keep you posted about other Effra themed events this year, (please let me know if you would like to removed from the mailing list). For example there is a screening of a film called Lost Rivers at Greenwich Picturehouse, 7pm on Friday 6th June. It is being shown as part of the UK Green Film Festival, in association with Friends of the Earth. Special guest speakers including the film’s director Caroline Bacle, Roy Stephenson (Head of Archaeological Collections and Archive at the Museum of London), Tom Bolton (author of London’s Lost Rivers; a Walker’s Guide), and myself talking about the Lost Effra project and what we are doing to help minimize the risk created by having one of London’s lost rivers beneath our feet.

Please follow the link for more information and to buy your tickets: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Greenwich_Picturehouse/film/Uk_Green_Film_Festival_Lost_Rivers/?utm_source=/cinema/Greenwich_Picturehouse/film/Uk_Green_Film_Festival_Bay_Of_All_Saints/&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=selected

Thanks again for coming along to the walk, I hope you enjoyed it and remember to look out for our picture on the Dulwich festival website that Fabian the photographer took at the beginning of the walk!

All the best,

Helen Spring

Lost Effra Project Coordinator

London wildlife Trust


Mobile: 07971 315 245

Switchboard: 020 7261 0447

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Want to do wildlife surveys in your local green space?

Structured surveillance training event
Venue: Brockwell Park and Hall, Lambeth

Date: Wed 16th April
Time: 13:00 – 16:00

[Please register by 28th March] TOMORROW!! THIS IS VERY LAST MINUTE – SORRY!!

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