29/09/2016

What’s On

There are lots of fantastic environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering on conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information. Please see this page for information on the different types/descriptions of volunteering in the environmental sector.

Use the ‘categories’ to select the type of activity and the ‘tags’ for the specific themes i.e. Friendly Parks for All, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Sep
3
Sun
Bat Walk along River Crane with FORCE
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment in the search for bats along the River Crane and to discover these fascinating nocturnal animals. The evening will start with a short introductory talk by Philip Briggs about bats and the species we might encounter – at least nine bat species occur in Richmond upon Thames. This will be followed by a leisurely walk along the River Crane & Duke of Northumberland’s River looking for bats and listening to their calls on bat detectors. Come and see the aerial acrobatics of pipistrelles which feed regularly along the river, and maybe even see a Daubenton’s bat skimming low over the water.

Equipment is provided but please wear sturdy footwear, bring an extra layer and waterproofs in case the weather turns cold or wet in the evening, and bring along a torch as it will be dark at the end of the walk. This is a free event but booking is essential.

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area.

Sep
16
Sat
River Invertebrates & Citizen Crane
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come along to Crane Park beside the River Crane for a morning with the Citizen Crane team, looking at the invertebrate life in the river, led by Joe Pecorelli from ZSL and Rob Gray from FORCE. This is a morning to enjoy learning about the river and how local people and organisations are working together to improve the ecology of the river.

Please come along in stout footwear – or wellingtons if you would like to join in with the invertebrate collection – and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. This is a free event but booking is essential 

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area. We look forward to seeing you.

Night Walkers & Fliers – Bats and Other Night Time Creatures. With FoBC
Sep 16 @ 6:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Night Walk checking out our bats and pond life with Philip Briggs.

Time TBC and more details to follow. To keep up to date on this and more events in Barnes, please visit Friends of Barnes Common Website

As places are limited, please booke in advance by email

Sep
21
Thu
Intro to Barnes Green Friendly Park: Mindfulness in the Park
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Barnes Green Friendly Park: Mindfulness in the park. One event in the Friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.

Oct
1
Sun
Apple walk on Ham Lands with HUG
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Ham United Group (HUG) and Geoff  Hyde who will guide you through Ham lands apple trees. Please bring a pen knife, so you can cut a sampling piece of the apples. And please wear appropriate footwear for walking. And dress accordingly to the weather, the walk will go on come rain or sunshine.

Children and dogs are welcome!

Meet outside Tesco, next to St Richards Church at 1.50 leaving 2pm.

 

Oct
5
Thu
Autumn Nature Palate – craft activity at Heathfield Recreation Ground
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Autumn Nature Palate – craft activity. An event as part of the Friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.

Oct
8
Sun
WALK: Summer’s Evening History with FoBC
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join a fascinating insight into Barnes Common led by Mike Hildesley- and in the pub for after-walk chats, of course!

Meet at Barnes Pond by the Totem (outside OSO on the Common side of pond) to depart at 18.00.  The walk should last approx one and a half hours – two hours, and will end up back at Green – for those who wish to head to Sun Inn.

Estimated distance 3 miles, on paved and unpaved surfaces.  (Regrettably not suitable for wheelchairs or infirm but we are happy to organise a separate suitable walk for another time if there is demand.  Good walking shoes or boots recommended and be aware there may be bugs!

Although this is a history walk, there is no harm in bringing binoculars in case of interesting sightings : )

Book here

Oct
18
Wed
Fungi Walk along the River Crane with FORCE
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Come along to the Shot Tower beside the River Crane for a fun morning looking for mushrooms and fungi. This is a morning specifically to enjoy and learn about fungi from expert Andy Overall along the river banks and fallen wood of the surrounding area. Any fungi found are left in their location during the walk.

Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. This is a free event but booking is essential.

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Oct
21
Sat
WALK: Introduction to Fungi. Friends of Barnes Common
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

This walk led by expert Mark Spence is an introduction to the fascinating and diverse world of fungi to explore their role in the environment and address some basic identification tips necessary when learning their identities. Please note: the walk will not address culinary interests and is NOT a foraging activity.

Places MUST be booked in advance by contacting the email given above