Category: Ecology

  • 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 […]

  • Cow Minders Wanted!

    Cow Minders Wanted!

    Message form Gill James Volunteer Induction Meeting August 4th 11am – Meet at the Temple You will be delighted to hear that three longhorn English cows will be returning to Wanstead Park for the conservation grazing project this summer. They will arrive in late August and stay for about a month or until they’ve eaten […]

  • Wanstead Park Bio Blitz

    Wanstead Park Bio Blitz

    The Wren Group will be holding its first outdoor event soon! Saturday June 26th: Wanstead Park Bio Blitz We will be running a stall from 10am- 2pm near the Tea Hut in the Park to direct people to events, sell things, plant seeds with children and much more. This will be the start point for […]

  • The skylarks are singing

    The skylarks are singing

    Fencing was installed by the City of London around the skylark nesting area on Wanstead Flats last week. The skylarks nest in the long grass and are vulnerable to disturbance. Despite hail, rain and high winds, Wren Group volunteers turned out on patrol to answer any queries from the public. Happily, the response has been […]

  • Wanstead’s little river once again shows its teeth

    Wanstead’s little river once again shows its teeth

    In December 2019, nature gave Wanstead Park an unexpected but very welcome Christmas present.



    Geoff Sinclair, Head of Operations at Epping Forest, explains why the City of London Corporation’s cattle-grazing trial is good news for wildlife conservation. This article first appeared in the October 2020 edition of Wanstead Village Directory.

  • Wanstead Park: a biodiversity hotspot

    Wanstead Park was added to Epping Forest in 1882 and is protected under the terms of the Epping Forest Act of 1878.  The Park is a Grade II* listed landscape with a chain of lakes dug out some 300 years ago. There are woodlands and grassy areas with some scrubby patches, all of which provide […]