Into the Night
Four events exploring the nightime. First up a bat walk Saturday 19 August 8pm meet at the lake bridge. FREE The bat walk is led by Huma Pearce, Mostly Bats.
The darkness of night is essential for our wildlife and equally important for people. Through “Into the Night” Friends of Burgess Park is exploring the night time. We are holding events about bats, talks about the stars and films about space. In London we have a lot of electric light all the time which means we never really experience real darkness. “Into the Night” will invite people to come into Burgess Park and find out more about the park at night time.
Sat 23 August Bat box making ticket booking – family ticket £10
Thurs 28 September Astronomy talk ticket booking – refundable £5
You’re invited to the FOBP summer BBQ
Enjoy a summer’s evening at the beautiful Glengall Wharf Garden.
- Try some tasty salad from Glengall Wharf Garden with
- Vegetarian and non-veggie BBQ
- Summer drinks with herbs from the garden
- Informal conversations about local community activity
People’s Company from Scratch
Sunday, 28 May, 7-9 pm
at the Old Library, Wells Way, Burgess Park
Join People’s Company – a local Southwark-based experimental theatre group – in an improvised journey through language, words and their meanings, real or not real. Hosted by Theatre Delicatessen.
Glengall Wharf Garden (Burgess Park Food Project)
64 Glengall Rd SE15 6NF, are holding Growfest, a celebration of growing, gardening and the green community in Southwark to bring people together to generate interest in permaculture, wildlife gardening, beekeeping, composting, food growing and more … Gardeners’ Question Time, workshops, talks, seed giveaway, raffle, fun, food, activities for all ages.
Wild By Nature – spring events
Fox Fun Breakfast
Saturday 13 May 5.30am to 8.00am – £5 refundable.
Adults and 12+
Early morning fox watching will take place at Glengall Wharf Garden with a talk on foxes by Sylvia Myles, London Wildlife Trust. Followed by continental breakfast.
Foxes are most active at night, by 6.30am they will be making their way back home. By mid-May the cubs will be old enough to come out and meet their parents, so with luck and patience we may see them playing together. Glengall Road entrance will be open from 5.30am. Please enter quietly. The gate will be shut at 6.10am to avoid latecomers disturbing the foxes.
Booking essential £5 refundable
Book Fun Fox Breakfast here £5 refundable; 90p booking fee non-refundable.
Lake Life: discover the amazing wildlife that lives in Burgess Park Lake
Saturday, 8 April 2017, 11:00am – 12:30pm
London Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Burgess Park drop-in family friendly event.
We found amazing creatures above and below the water in Burgess Park Lake. We used nets and trays to sample the water and examined insect life through magnifyers. We found damselflies and dragonfly nymphs living in the water which will turn onto the adults during the summer. These are one of the six indicator species of Burgess Park.
Earth Hour at 8:30 pm on Saturday March 25.
View the night sky with Valentine Seymour and Alice Sheppard from University College London. Celebrate “Earth Hour” and measure light pollution. Take part in Citizen Science recording the night sky.
Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action.