Brief Update from the Weekend of the 12th and 13th of September

 

This sunny weekend in early September proved to be a busy but exciting time for the Kingston Biodiversity Network, where we were invited to have stalls at both the Kingston Heritage Weekend and the Richmond Park open day.

 

On Saturday the 12th John Lewis kindly invited us to the river front on the south bank of the Thames in Kingston, to mark 25 years since their branch opened, we joined other charitable groups that had been given support by the John Lewis Community Matters Fund. And on Sunday the 12th we were given the opportunity to join other local wildlife groups at Holly Lodge for the Richmond Park open day.

 

Both days proved to be highly successful giving us the chance to spread the word about Kingston’s wildlife and ways to get involved to help look after it! Lots of people seemed to like what we had to say and decided to join our mailing list to hear about future biodiversity updates.

 

Children also gave us a helping hand to make over 20 Hedgehog Surveying Tunnels, these will hopefully find their way into the gardens and greenspaces around Kingston (and further afield!) Allowing us to collect data on the hedgehogs and other small creatures that you may not normally see, while also hopefully inspiring people to take a greater interest in local wildlife! We will keep you updated with all the information that this survey collects.

 

We would like to thank John Lewis, Richmond Park and all the volunteers that made this weekend possible.

 

If you wish to get involved with the Hedgehog survey or just learn more about Kingston’s wildlife please let us know!

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Pictures: Top – KBN stall along the Kingston riverside (cc Kingston Biodiversity Network); Middle – Local ecologist Alison Fure making Hedgehog surveying tunnels with two young wild life enthusiasts (cc Kingston Biodiversity Network); Bottom – A green woodpecker in Richmond park recently elected the flagship bird of the park! (cc Wildlife extra).