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.

Winter Tree Walk: The Basics

Saturday 15 February

Join a member of the Ecology education team on a winter ramble around the Park. We will be looking closely at the range of trees and exploring their twigs, buds and bark to help us identity common native species.

  • Meet: 1 to 3pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential- please email or phone to book

 

Beginner’s Guide to Birdwatching

Saturday 21 March

This event is a practical workshop designed to help novices and people keen to take up birdwatching improve their identification skills and fieldcraft. Led by professional ornithologist David Darrell-Lambert. Please bring a pair of binoculars.

o   Meet: 9 to 11.30am, Holland Park Ecology Centre

  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential, please email or phone to book

o   Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

Spring Botany Walk

Thursday 2 April

Expert botanist Dr Mark Spencer will lead a seasonal botany walk around the Park designed to help you improve your identification skills and extend your knowledge of a range of wild plants.

o          Meet: 6 to 7.30pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre

o          Cost: FREE

o          Booking essential, please email or phone to book

o          Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk

Saturday 25 April

Our annual dawn chorus event is a lovely chance to experience birdsong at its most glorious as the birds wake up. Led by professional ornithologist, David Darrell-Lambert, learn the reasons why birds sing and how to begin to identify common species by their songs and calls. Event delivered as part of the City Nature Challenge weekend. Please bring a pair of binoculars.

  • Meet: 5 to 7am, Abbotsbury Road Car Park, Holland Park.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Booking essential, please email or phone to book

o    Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

Spring Bat Walk    

Wednesday 6 May

An expert from the London Bat Group will lead a walk around the Park looking for bats. Learn more about their life cycle and how we can help their conservation. Bat detectors will be available to help you hear and identify the bats. Please bring a torch with you.

  • Meet: 8.30 to 10pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre

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

  • Booking essential, please email or phone to book

o   Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

House Sparrow Talk

Thursday 14 May

House sparrows used to be a very common sight in central London and Holland Park but are now a rarity.  An expert from the British Trust for Ornithology, Daria Dadam, will explain the reasons for this dramatic decline and the measures being taken to halt and reverse it.

  • Meet: 6 to 7.30pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE

o   Booking essential, please email or phone to book

o   Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

Common Lizard Talk

Thursday 21 May

Common lizards are the only native species of reptile found in the Borough. An expert from the national reptile and amphibian conservation charity Froglife will discuss the natural history, conservation and threats to survival of common lizards in this fascinating talk.

  • Meet: 6.30 to 8pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE

o   Booking essential, please email or phone to book

o   Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

 

Amphibian Walk

Thursday 28 May

Learn about our resident amphibian populations through a guided walk around the Park. Discover more about their fascinating life cycles, identification tips and conservation from an expert from Froglife. Please bring a torch with you.

  • Meet: 6.30 to 8pm, Holland Park Ecology Centre
  • Cost: FREE

o   Booking essential, please email or phone to book

Sponsored by the Friends of Holland Park

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