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Nature Discovery Day at Railway Fields

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Nature Discovery Day at Railway Fields

Time: July 29, 2017 from 2pm to 5pm
Location: Railway Fields
Street: Green Lanes
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://www.friendsofrailwayfi…
Event Tag: railway, fields, nature, wildlife, environment, family
Posted By: Friends of Railway Fields
Latest Activity: Jul 28, 2017

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Event Description

Spend a summer's afternoon exploring your local nature reserve and find out more about the plants and creatures that call it home.

We've got a packed programme of talks and activities for all ages. 

2-3pm  Meet the minibeasts
2-2.45pm Bee walk and talk with Quentin Given (more info below)
3-4pm  Projecting microscope show. A close-up look at Railway Fields' plants and creatures on the big screen
4-5pm  Pond-dipping
4pm  Plants and habitats walk and talk with TCV's Clif Osborne (more info below)

Plus: Twitter photo competition, family wildlife art and delicious refreshments

Entry and activities are FREE, donations to the Friends welcome!

Activities are on a drop-in, first come first served basis.

A bit more detail about our nature walks:

2pm – Bee walk with Quentin Given. Learn more about bees and identify the different types that visit Railway Fields. You’ll hear about the vital role bees play in the ecosystem, the current decline in bee populations and how you can help. Quentin is a bee enthusiast who has been at the forefront of Friends of the Earth campaigns for bee-friendly policies.

4pm – Plants and habitats walk with TCV’s Clif Osborne. Join Clif for a tour of the different types of habitat at Railway Fields, with a focus on the plants that grow there (some of which are welcome, others not so much!) and how the nature reserve is being managed to encourage biodiversity.

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