Category: Ecology

  • They’re back

    They’re back

    After an absence of more that two years, long horn cattle are once again at large in Wanstead Park. Quinine, Nina and Mara will be with us for a number of weeks. They will stay as long as the park’s grass and foliage provides sufficient nourishment to meet their needs. To ease their return to…

  • Cuckoo’s boots or witches’ thimbles?

    Cuckoo’s boots or witches’ thimbles?

    Two information boards have been installed around Chalet Wood which advise and inform about the bluebells which will soon burst into flower. Here is the text on the boards: Wanstead Park: the bluebells of Chalet Wood For just a few brief weeks each spring, Chalet Wood is transformed by a carpet of bluebells. Sadly, native…

  • Wrens Virtual AGM 2023

    Wrens Virtual AGM 2023

    By Zoom (details below) 19:30 on 23 March 2023 Please do join us online for our AGM with presentation by our new Patron, the artist, Dr Gayle Chong-Kwan. The presentation will be on art and the natural world. The event is free and you don’t need to sign-up in advance. We will briefly conduct the…

  • Epping Forest: Proposals for Habitat Conservation

    Epping Forest: Proposals for Habitat Conservation

    Here’s a pdf copy of the Corporation’s plans for improved management of the ancient forest from Wanstead Flats to Waltham Abbey. Anything to say on this? If so, use the comment box below.

  • Wrens Team in Bluebell Wood

    Wrens Team in Bluebell Wood

    The Wren Group Practical Work Team have recently shifted about 50 very large logs into position to line the paths in the Bluebell Wood. The logs were ageing trees cut down by the City of London and some of them were so heavy they needed eight men with ropes to pull them along! Next job…

  • Bird Flu: The Wren Group response

    Bird Flu: The Wren Group response

    Here is the definitive statement from the Wren Group on the threat of Avian Flu as it affects Wanstead Park:

  • River Roding Engagement Day

    River Roding Engagement Day

    Next week is London Rivers Week. As part of this Thames21 will be running an engagement day at Wanstead Park on 27th October 12-5pm Thames 21 will talk to members of the public about the River Roding and the project that we have planned there. As part of this, we’re planning on running a river…

  • Fungi Walk – a few places left

    Fungi Walk – a few places left

    The Wren Group’s are offering a free Fungi Walk on October 31st @ 10. 30am The meeting point is: Quaker Meeting House, Bush Road E11 Leytonstone station is nearby or free parking in nearby roads. This walk will be led by the excellent Tricia Moxey, an expert on fungi. To book your place follow this…

  • Nina, Goose and Nutty: photos

    Nina, Goose and Nutty: photos

    The welcome to the three cows in the park has been as warm this year as it was last year. Here are some photos taken by park users and sent in to us. Our thanks to Anila Hussain @akhussainphotography, Olenka Gradiosielska, Alison Sale, Jan Tallis, Ro Freeman, Cedric Knight, John Sharpe, Gill James, Greg Harper,…

  • The cows are back

    The cows are back

    Nina, Nutty and Goose have arrived at Wanstead Park and are causing great interest. They are being accompanied by volunteers from the Wren Group and The Friends of Wanstead Parklands whose job is to make sure that the cows and park users are safe and well and to answer questions. The Wren Group will be…