London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

Saturday 29 June 2019, 10.00am-4.30pm, London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT.

1. Introduction

The ‘Saturday of Wildlife’ is a joint event between the London Wetland Centre and the London Natural History Society. The first event will take place on Saturday 29 June 2019. It is hoped that this will be an annual event on the last Saturday of June.

The programme for the full day event (see below) comprises of a series of talks in the morning session, a lunch break, and a series of walks. There no additional fees or tickets or bookings required for participation. However, note that the usual admission fees for the London Wetland Centre apply (free for WWT members). See https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/.

2. Programme at a glance

Talks: 10.00am – 1.30pm. 7 Speakers of approx. 20 minutes each. Walks 2.30-4.30pm.

  Talks Session 1

  Chair: Pippa Jacks

10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
  Welcome  
  London's Wildlife Flowers

Richard Bullock

  London's Dragonflies

Penny Smallshire

  London's Moths

Martin Honey

   
  Coffee Break

11:15 AM to 11:30 AM

   

  Talks Session 2

  Chair: Sally Middleton

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
  London as a Wildlife Destination Gehan de Silva Wijeratne
  London's Butterflies Leslie Williams
   
  Coffee Break 12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
   
  Talks Session 3
  Chair: Pippa Jacks
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
  London's Birds Nick Rutter
  London's Changing Nature Mathew Firth
   
  Lunch Break 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM
   
  Walks  
  Guided Walks  2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

  Multiple Leaders - Free Guided Walks for Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies and Botany

 

3. Admission for Talks

There are no additional tickets or pre-bookings required for the talks in the ‘Saturday of Wildlife’ programme. The usual admission tickets for entrance (free for WWT members) will apply. See the WWT London website for details. https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/.

Auditorium: There are 80 seats available, but these cannot be reserved. If attendance exceeds the seats available, after each session of talks, we will clear the auditorium and people will need to queue for re-admission for the next session. People who have attended the Bird Fair (Rutland) talks will be familiar with this system.

4. Admission for Walks

There are no additional tickets or pre-bookings required for the walks in the ‘Saturday of Wildlife’ programme. The usual admission tickets for entrance (free for WWT members) will apply. See the WWT London website for details.

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On the day, people can register for walks led by 2-3 leaders for each group. Up to 20 people will able to register with a group on a first come first served basis.

You can sign up with a group that has one of the speakers on a particular topic that interests you. However, each group will look at the popular groups such as birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers.

Weather

If it is raining, we expect the groups to spend more time in the bird watching hides. But bring appropriate clothing for the weather so that you can spend time outdoors even in adverse weather.

5. Food and Drink

The London Wetland Centre has picnic areas for people bringing their own food as well as an outdoor café (in Summer) and a restaurant that has a range of hot and cold food. See https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/london/plan-your-visit/eat-drink-shop/.

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