Programme of Events

We offer an on-going 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.

Download our Ecology events list (3Mb), or pick up a copy from the centre, parks reception or your local RBKC library.

Wild Plants of Holland Park

Thursday 18 July

Join botanist, Dr Mark Spencer, to explore Holland Park’s wild plants and flowers. Discover how to identify different plants on this evening walk and learn fascinating botanical facts.

 

  • Meet: 6.30 to 8pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential
  • Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

Urban Owls

Thursday 25 July

Learn more about the owls and other birds of prey which live in the parks and gardens of London and other cities. An illustrated talk by Zoe Smith from the Hawk and Owl Trust.

 

  • Meet: 6.30 to 8pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential
  • Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

Damselflies and Dragonflies Walk

Saturday 27 July

David Darell-Lambert, an expert in the study of dragonflies and damselflies, will lead a walk around Holland Park looking for these aerial acrobats. Learn how to identify different species and find out more about their fascinating lifecycle.

 

  • Meet: 1 to 3pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential
  • Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

Autumn Bat Walk

Thursday 12 September

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 using bat detectors to search for them around Holland Park. Please bring a torch with you.

 

  • Meet: 7 to 8.30pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre

o   Cost: FREE Donations to the London Bat Group are encouraged

o   Booking essential

o   Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

 

Small Mammal Trapping and Surveying

Saturday 28 September

Find out about the small mammals of Holland Park in this session led by one of the Ecology Team. Discover which mammals have been found in our live traps and learn about other sampling techniques.

 

  • Meet: 10 to 11.30am, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential

 

 

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Saturday 12 October

Drop in to the Wildlife Area to see wild birds in the hand and hear about how the national bird ringing programme works. You will also learn how bird ringing aids conservation and aids knowledge of birds’ migratory patterns.

 

o   Meet: Drop in 7 to 11am, Holland Park Wildlife Area

  • Cost: FREE

o   Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

 

Fungi Foray

Saturday 2 November

Search the Wildlife Area and other parts of Holland Park with expert Dr Mark Spencer to find the fungi on display at this time of year. Learn how to identify common species and discover some great specimens.

 

o   Meet: 2 to 4pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre

  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential

o   Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

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