Monday, 31 December 2012

New Year, New Discoveries!

And a healthier you? This is what you can hope to get even more of if you join us for our 2nd Nature Watch walk on Saturday 19th Jan 2 - 4 pm @ Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. 

Tower Hamlets Cemetery such a special little place, we want to tell everyone about it!
Join us and see for yourself. Don't let the weather put you off either - the rain brings with it nice surprises - like brightly coloured fungi which is always a delight to stumble upon (literally)

Everyone welcome. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

 See you there :)

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Poplar Nature Watch Club First Outing

A rather wet and overcast day wasn't quite what we'd hoped for on our first nature watch outing, but it didn't deter our small group from enjoying and exploring the delights of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
One of the loveliest discoveries of the day was a couple of varieties of fungi  - both so colourful and beautiful. Finding a woodpeckers nest was a nice surprise too - our monoculars came in handy for a close up look.

Our next outing will be on January 19th, location yet to be decided. 
Keep an eye out here for details. Perhaps you would also like to suggest places to explore.

See you in January... :) 

Monday, 5 November 2012

Join us on 24th November @ TH Cemetery Park

2 - 4pm - meeting at the Soanes Centre. (MAP)

Cemetery Park is a real jewel in Tower Hamlets' crown -  a designated Local Nature Reserve and a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation. The cemetery resembles a natural woodland, with many bird and insect species making it their home.

Join us, Fran and Suke, as we tour this fascinating place, wandering slowly with our monoculars (supplied) watching out for wildlife, learning some of its history and enjoying the wild, peaceful surroundings..  

We were just there today and were delighted to see wrens, green parakeets, a jay and a daring little fox cub.

Everyone (and their dog) is welcome, children need to be accompanied by an adult. Meet us there or drop us an email beforehand.

Monday, 1 October 2012


London is a green and incredibly bio-diverse city – almost half of it is surfaced in vegetation, rivers and still waters. The city supports natural spaces and valuable habitats, as well as thousands of species, from algae and fungi, to molluscs and mammals.Our journey of discovery starts on our doorstep and leads to the many natural and tranquil spaces of Tower Hamlets and beyond.. Through our nature walks and watches and associated creative activities you can expect to make new friends, improve your sense of well-being, develop your knowledge of plants and wildlife and get to know your environment though new eyes.

Daredevil squirrel of Balfron Tower, Poplar