Discoverers Go To Ham Fair!

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What we got up to at  Ham Fair  Saturday 11th June 2022 Friends of Richmond Park Discoverers were excited to attend Ham Fair last Saturday. Under a green gazebo the volunteers had arranged lots of activities for young people to explore! The most popular was badge making and not only was this super fun but the badges were environmentally friendly also! …

Come along and Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with us!

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When? Tuesday 31st May What time? 11am-1pm Where? Isabella Plantation – Richmond Park   Bring a picnic, bring your teddies and bring a friend! We are so excited for our event next week as we join forces with the Holly Lodge Centre to celebrate the Jubilee with a picnic in the Park!  There will be live music, activities and a …

The Dawn Chorus!

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Last weeks Birdwatching Event started bright and early at 7.30am as it was all about the The Dawn Chorus. Families were treated to a beautiful symphony from birds such as Blackcaps, Garden Warbler’s and Blackbirds. During Spring the Park comes alive with not only birdsong but its also the best time to discover the lovely trees and plants that start …

Past Event – Homes In the Park!

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Who and what might live in Richmond Park? On Thursday 14th April, The Friends of Richmond Park Discoverers and Holly Lodge Education Centre joined forces again and put on a free event for children to show them what homes the animals in Richmond Park build at this time of year. Among other items, we had an extensive array of birds’ …

Making a Birdhouse!

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We were recently sent pictures of Louis making his very own Birdhouse at home and we were so  impressed we had to share this with you all. Louis carefully measured out the pieces of wood, put them together and painted his birdbox which now lives at the end of his garden. They have also found a terracotta saucer which they …

Last Event – Birdwatching Nature Walk – Sunday 3rd April 2022

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Birdwatching with the Discoverers – you never know what you might see!!It was a lovely sunny morning when a few of the Discoverers joined Peter and myself for our new monthly Birdwatching Nature Walk.  We set off from the Pen Ponds kiosk and walked towards Crown Field in search of singing skylarks.We saw the usual jackdaws, parakeets and magpies ever present …

Last Event – Discovering Beverley Brook

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Last Event – Discovering Beverley Brook   On the beautiful morning of Sunday 20th March, Discoverers met up at Roehampton Gate to learn all about the Beverley Brook. Brian and Stephen showed us and explained what they do as part of the Riverfly Monitoring Team. We heard about the Downstream Defender, the aptly name ‘hero of the Brook’ which stops …