The Friends of Wanstead Parklands

Category: Ecology


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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Wanstead’s little river once again shows its teeth

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

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COWS COME HOME

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.

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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…

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