Programme of Events

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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.

You can download our event programme for 2018 [PDF] File size 2692 KB
A printed copy is available from the centre, Holland Park Sport Reception and RBKC libraries.

Stag Beetle Talk

Thursday 24 May

The stag beetle is the UK’s largest terrestrial beetle and globally threatened, and is one of our priority species for biodiversity action. 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.

Meet: 6.30 to 8pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre

  • FREE
  • Booking essential- email the centre - ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk to book
  • Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park
  • Donations to the People’s Trust for Endangered Species are encouraged

 

Urban Nature Photo Ride

Saturday 9 June

Part nature ride, part photography workshop, this event will combine some of West London’s best green spaces with a chance to brush up your photography skills.

The ride will start with a guided walk from the Holland Park Ecology Centre, where you will have the chance to discover the Wildlife Area open specially for the ride participants. Travelling at a leisurely pace, from Holland Park the ride will weave in other parks and will give you the knowledge and confidence to capture the beauty of nature in our urban environment.

Meet 10am to 1pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre

  • Finish Point: Kensal Green Cemetery
  • Distance: about 8 miles
  • FREE
  • Age 14+

  • Booking essential

For more info and to book a place, please email cycling@rbkc.gov.uk or phone 020 7361 4259

 

Butterfly and Moth Walk

Saturday 23 June

Investigate the butterflies and moths found in Holland Park with butterfly recorder Andrew Wood. Start by discovering which species have been attracted into the moth trap and then take a guided walk to seek out butterflies.

  • Meet: 10 to 11.30am, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential- email the centre - ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk to book
  • Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

Fox Talk

Thursday 28 June

A talk led by an expert from the London Fox Project to dispel some urban myths about these wily creatures.

  • Meet: 6.30 to 8pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential- email the centre - ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk to book
  • Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

Summer Tree Walk: The Basics

Thursday 5 July

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

Meet: 6.30 to 8pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre

  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential

 

Wild Plants of Holland Park

Thursday 19 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 around the park and learn some fascinating botanical facts. 

 

  1. Meet: 6.30 to 8pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  2. Cost: FREE
  3. Booking essential- email the centre - ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk to book
  4. Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

 

Damselflies and Dragonflies Walk

Saturday 28 July

Richard Woolley, 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: 2 to 4pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential- email the centre - ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk to book
  • Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

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