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.

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.

Please see this page for information on different types of volunteering in the environmental sector.

Jul
1
Sat
WALK: River Crane, part 2: Bulls Bridge to Hanworth Road (with FORCE)
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment for walk along the River Crane from its source in Hillingdon to Isleworth where it enters the Thames. This second walk will start at Tesco Bus Station, Bulls Bridge Industrial Estate, Hayes Road, Hounslow at 10.00 and end at Hanworth Road in Twickenham around 1.30pm.

The walk goes for around 7km, taking in Cranford Park and skirting Heathrow Airport before travelling through Donkey Woods, Brazil Mill Woods and Pevensey Nature Reserve. The route follows the river throughout and reveals a remarkable environmental and historically interesting landscape corridor through urban west London. Trustees from FORCE will be guiding the walk and pointing out areas and sights of particular interest.

This is a very sociable group that welcomes new people.
Please bring refreshments and drinks for yourself as there is little along the way. If you prefer to leave the walk early, Hatton Cross makes an exit point. Wear appropriate attire and footwear for mud plus sun-cream if the weather is warm.

This event is free but booking is essential. Click here to register.

Jul
20
Thu
Sensory Trail and Memory Postcards at Barnes Green
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sensory trail and memory postcards at Barnes Green. Part of the Friendly Parks for All programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Aug
4
Fri
Butterfly Walk along River Crane with FORCE
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment at Mereway Nature Park beside the River Crane for a fun morning learning about butterflies. This event specifically arranged to help you take part in the Big Butterfly Count which takes place between 14th July and 6th August. Learn to identify butterflies in the local area with expert Jack McCrickard from TCV. Butterflies don’t like wet and windy weather but if the weather is bad on the day the walk will still go ahead highlighting where they are located and interesting facts about them. Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Also bring water and suncream as we hope it will be a glorious sunny day ! Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

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. Photograph of the Red Admiral butterfly is courtesy of CloseEyeOnTheCrane by Keith Martin.

 

Meet ate Mereway Park beside the bridge over the river  Off Mereway Road beside Kneller Gardens  Twickenham  TW2 6RG

Aug
7
Mon
Mindfulness Walk, beside the River Crane with FORCE
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment in this rare opportunity to explore how our relationship with the natural world can build a sense of stillness, wonder, and emotional resilience. Andrea Hosfeld, a local mindfulness teacher with Space to Be, will be leading us on a walk along the River Crane which will include periods of mindful movement, breath meditation, silence and reflection. Mindfulness is a practice which involves paying attention to your present moment experience with acceptance and non-judgement. When we walk with mindfulness we open ourselves up to all of our senses. If you’re interested in experiencing the River Crane through a different lens with an open heart and mind, please come along!

Please come along with sturdy footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Booking is essential as we need to know how many folk will attend. 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.

Aug
19
Sat
Big Bug Hunt with FORCE
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Come along to Silverhall Park for a fun morning looking for bugs. As well as a great adventure safari, this is a morning specifically for children to enjoy and learn about local wildlife near the river and surrounding woodlands. Any insects found are left in their home during the day.

Please come along with wellingtons or waterproof footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Booking is essential as we need to know how many folk will attend.

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.

Children’s Walk on the Duke of Northumberland’s River : Isleworth to Kneller Gardens
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Today we shall be walking from Silverhall Park in Isleworth to Kneller Gardens in Twickenham. The walk is a family friendly walk along the banks of the Duke of Northumberland’s River and ends where there is a playground and refreshments in Kneller Gardens. This is a morning specifically for children to enjoy and learn about local wildlife near the river and surrounding woodlands.

Please come along with wellingtons or waterproof footwear, and in clothing suitable for the weather on that day. Booking is essential as we need to know how many folk will attend.

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

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
7
Thu
A Walk on the Wild Side at Heathfield Recreation Ground
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A walk on the wild side. An event as part of the Friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.

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.

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.