West Wickham Common – April Newsletter

Celebrating 80 years in Spring Park
27th March 2018
St Francis Church Free Blood Pressure Tests – 21st April
1st April 2018
Celebrating 80 years in Spring Park
27th March 2018
St Francis Church Free Blood Pressure Tests – 21st April
1st April 2018

Spring springs to life

Spring is arguably the best time of year to visit Spring Park. Arrive early to envelop yourself in the surprisingly noisy dawn chorus which may include blackcaps, nuthatches, great tit and dunnock. A sudden silence may herald the arrival of a sparrow hawk, skilfully manoeuvring at speed between the trees in pursuit of a feathery breakfast.

The woodland floor will be clothed in a carpet of wood anemones, celandines and of course, the magnificent bluebells. On a still, sunny day you may even experience the delicate perfumes of these British woodland icons.

A visit to the pond is a must to view the masses of tiny tadpoles and the glossy yellow flowers of the marsh marigold. Pausing quietly for a while should reward you with a glimpse of a newt rising to the surface for air.

Easter Fun at Spring Park

Families joined our Information Ranger Cora at Spring Park for a morning full of Easter Fun. We went for a walk to find suitable hazel branches to create our own Easter Tree to take home. On our way through the woods we had a look at the pond and were delighted to see a lot of frog and toad spawn. Back in the yard everybody decorated egg shells and hung them on their hazel branches. At the end we went for an Easter egg hunt.


Meet the Ranger at West Wickham Common 
Sunday 6 May, 1pm-3pm
Have you got questions about how West Wickham Common is managed? Would you like to meet the Rangers who look after the site? Then join us for a chat.
Look out for us by the car park on West Wickham Common. No need to book just come along.

Spring Park Geotrail
Sunday 13 May, 10.30am

Discover the different geological strata underlying Spring Park and delve into the fascinating world of geology. Join members of the London Geodiversity Partnership in conjunction with London Natural History Society and our West Wickham Ranger for a free circular walk (3miles) across Spring Park, Sparrows Den and Three Half Penny Wood.
Booking essential – please contact us for further information 01372 279083


WWaSP volunteer session at West Wickham Common 
Friday 27 April, 10am-2pm
Infrastructure improvements on West Wickham Common – meet at 10am at the car park.

For further information:
Tel: 01372 279083

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