Thankyou to everyone that came to celebrate the Poplar Naturewatch Club's first birthday yesterday, we spent a very pleasant couple of hours getting to know each other and planning the future of the Club, there was an eye catching display of photos of some of our adventures so far some taken by the children that have attended previous walks and some of the new equipment we have was on display too. We watched an inspirational dvd kindly lent to us for the occasion by Kenneth Greenaway from Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, we enjoyed food cooked for us by Nazma one of the ladies from the Burdett Centre and our birthday cake was a wonderful creation lovingly crafted by a lady named Val, it was almost too pretty to eat. A huge thankyou to those people for their contributions to making our birthday happen and of course the staff at Poplar HARCA for supplying the venue and man/woman power.
The group decided that because of the coming holiday season and impending winter that we would meet for our first walk of the year on Saturday the 8th of February, we shall meet at the top of the Green Bridge that crosses Mile End Road at 12 pm and walk through Mile End Park along the Regents Canal into Victoria Park armed with monoculars, magnifying lenses and cameras, I will of course be reminding everybody nearer the time. It will be good especially for new nature watchers to get a look at the contrast of winter before everything bursts into new life in the spring, please join us even if you weren't able to make it before, next year holds lots of new discoveries for us, nature is never the same twice. Meanwhile I will still be out there with my dog Twiggs as often as possible and I'll let you know of my chance sightings and observations.