Birds and bees and moths, oh my!

30 July 2014

Written by: Campaigns Team

Arts, culture and events - Better Lambeth - Environment - Health and Wellbeing

Find out about some of the local wildlife and how we can look after them, at a range of free events during August.

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Birds and bees and moths, oh my!

This August there are a range of free events happening across Lambeth where you can learn more about local wildlife such as bees, bats, birds and moths.

Bat fun day

Saturday 2 August, 2pm onwards – Carnegie Library and Ruskin Park

Coinciding with the monthly tea stall and gardening afternoon, this free event should appeal to all ages.

A special feature will be a talk by Dr Iain Boulton, from Lambeth Council, entitled “Bats – Wired for Sound?” full of interesting information about how bats hear, navigate and find food, there will also be fun, practical demonstrations and activities.

In the evening there will be a Bat Walk in Ruskin Park.  Meet in front of Carnegie Library at 8.30pm for an introduction talk. Bat detectors will also be on hand.

Visit the Friends of Carnegie Library website for more information

Bee hive demonstration

Sunday 3 August, 2-4pm – Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses

As part of The Pollination Festival, Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses Beekeepers (LBKA) will be giving a free bee hive demonstration. Come and learn how to look after these essential pollinators and wonder at their behaviour.

Visit the Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses website for more information

Moth Night

Friday 8 August 2014, 8pm – Brockwell Park (at walled garden entrance)

Moth expert David Gardner will again be leading a group through the gardens in the hope of seeing amazing moths.

Please wear sensible shoes and dress for the weather. Children are welcome, but no dogs please.

Visit the Brockwell Park website for more information

Birds of prey display

Sunday 10 August, 1pm – Streatham Common

See hawks, falcons, owls and other birds of prey close up and watch two flying displays during the afternoon. On the lower Common, from 1.00-5.30pm, with flying displays at 2.30 and 4.30pm.

This is a free event, but donations to the Friends of Streatham Common on the day will be welcome.

Visit the Streatham Common website for more information.