Programme of Events

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We offer an ongoing programme of informative talks and walks on environment and wildlife topics, open days in the wildlife area, training events and workshops. We also offer conservation volunteering events every third Saturday of the month.

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Programme of Events

Upcoming events include our Seeds of Spring Open Day on 21 March, Amphibian Walk and Talk on 21 April and Dawn Chorus Bird Walk on 25 April. We are also running an event during Climate Week in collaboration with the council's Climate Change Team. On Sunday 8 March you can drop in to the Ecology Centre for 'Eco Games and Treasure Hunt in Holland Park' between 2pm and 5pm. There will be fun activities for both children and parents including an Eco treasure hunt (2.30pm start), crafts and giant snakes and ladders.

It is essential to book for the events tabled below. To find out more about the event and to reserve your place, simply click on the name of the event and register your details.

Date Event Time Cost
21 Feb 2015

Winter Tree Walk: The Basics

This walk, led by a member of the Ecology Education Team, gives a basic introduction to native tree species in winter.

13:00 - 15:00 Free
21 Apr 2015

Amphibian Walk and Talk

Frogs, toads and newts are the focus of this evening event. Alex Draper of Froglife will be leading this talk followed by a walk around the park to search for these creatures in the ponds and wood. Please bring a torch.

19:30 - 21:30 Free
25 Apr 2015

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk in Holland Park

Early spring is an excellent time to experience the world’s oldest wake-up call – the dawn chorus – and the beauty of bird song. Led by professional ornithologist, Bill Haines. This event has an early start and offers listeners a truly memorable experience as the dawn chorus builds from the first cheep to a crescendo of birdsong.

05:00 - 06:30 Free
13 May 2015

Bat Walk in Holland Park

Discover the park’s flying nocturnal residents with Philip Briggs of the London Bat Group. After an introductory talk head on a walk around Holland Park to search for these mammals equipped with bat detectors. Please bring a torch with you.

20:30 - 22:00 Free
21 May 2015

Urban Botany Walk in Holland Park

Interested in learning how to identify some of our urban plants? Ecologist Annie Chipchase will lead this wildflower walk through the park.

18:30 - 20:00 Free
11 Jun 2015

Flora and Folklore in Holland Park

Learn how to recognise different species of wildflower and discover more about the forgotten uses of our native flora. Roy Vickery, a botanist and plant lore expert, will be leading this evening walk around Holland Park.

18:30 - 20:00 Free
20 June 2015

Butterfly and Moth Morning

Investigate the butterflies and moths found in the park with lepidopterist Tim Freed. Start by discovering which species have been attracted into the moth trap and then take a guided walk to seek out butterflies.

10:00 - 12:00 Free
24 Jun 2015

Plants and Pollinators Walk

Discover how plants and their pollinators have coevolved through a guided walk in the formal gardens and wildlife areas of the park. The walk will be led by ecologist Annie Chipchase.

18:30 - 20:00 Free
8 Jul 2015

Parakeet Walk and Talk

Interested in learning about research on parakeets? Join this talk led by ornithologist Bill Haines and ecologist Netty Ribeaux, who has studied their distribution and behaviour at Wormwood Scrubs. We will also head outside to see if we can spot some of these birds.

19:00 - 20:30 Free
11 Jul 2015

Bumblebee Walk and Talk

Allan Watson and Jinny Seals, volunteers from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, will give a talk on our native bumblebee species followed by a walk in Holland Park to spot and identify bumblebees.

14:30 - 16:30 Free
15 Jul 2015

Summer Tree Walk: The Basics

This walk, led by a member of the Ecology Education Team, gives a basic introduction to native tree species. You will learn how to hone your identification skills of trees in leaf using examples found in Holland Park.

18:30 - 20:00 Free
30 Jul 2015

Stag Beetle Talk

The stag beetle is the UK’s largest terrestrial beetle and globally threatened. Learn more about these invertebrates and how we can protect them in this talk led by Laura Bower, the People’s Trust for Endangered Species’ Conservation Officer.

18:30 - 20:00 Free
16 Sep 2015

A Bat Walk in Holland Park

Join an expert from the London Bat Group and delve into the nocturnal world of bats. Learn about their natural history in an informative talk before searching for them within Holland Park equipped with bat detectors. Please bring a torch with you.

18:30 - 20:00 Free
19 Sep 2015

Flora and Folklore (Holland Park)

Join botanist and plant lore expert Roy Vickery on an afternoon walk around Holland Park. Learn how to recognise different species of wildflower and discover more about the forgotten uses of our native flora.

14:00 - 16:00 Free
24 Oct 2015

Fungi Foray in Holland Park

Search the wildlife area and other enclosures with expert Mark Spencer from the Natural History Museum to find the fungi on display at this time of year. Learn how to identify common species and hopefully discover some great specimens.

14:00 - 16:00 Free