Discoverers

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Discoverers

For families exploring Richmond Park


What is the Discoverers programme?

Discoverers is the Friends of Richmond Park’s activities programme for families with school age children. Events take place on a number of weekends throughout the year. Most Discoverers events are free, and open to non-FRP members.
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AUTUMN BAT WATCH 2021

Watching bats by pond** Sorry - event full. Bookings closed.

Saturday September 25th 2021, 6:45pm - 7:45pm

For details and to apply, go to the Event Page at https://www.frp.org.uk/bat-watch-2021/

Booking deadline, Saturday 18th September.

 

(Note: We regret that the Discoverers Expedition on 8th August had to be cancelled due to bad weather.)

Last Event - 'Bee Awareness!'

Bee

Did you know that bees are the most important pollinators of the world’s food crops and that there are more than 250 species of bee in the UK alone?

On Sunday 4th July, we met two of the Park’s honey bee keepers and some of their bees. See more about this fascinating event - including some pictures.

NEXT EVENTS We are planning these NOW! Watch this page for more information. Mailing List members will be emailed as soon as details are available.


Discoverers Poster Competition

"BAG IT, BIN IT, TAKE IT HOME!"

14 of you sent us your poster designs, for which many thanks and congratulations from Simon Richards (Park Manager), the FRP Trustees and the Discoverers Team!

Our judges chose ONE overall winner and TWO runners up - and their picture have been shown on Richmond Park’s twenty notice boards. You can see the three winning posters on our Poster Competition page.

Let's see what we can all do about the amount of litter in our beautiful park!

Other things you can do in Richmond Park

Small Tortoiseshell ButterflyGet out and about safely, and keep and eye on what is happening in the Natural World.

For example, you may come across butterflies like this Small Tortoiseshell.   Here’s some good advice from Butterfly Conservation:
https://butterfly-conservation.org/news-and-blog/i-found-a-butterfly-in-my-house-what-should-i-do

AND REMEMBER – WHEN IN THE PARK STAY SAFE!

You can find reports and photos from past events on our events page at  https://frp.org.uk/discoverers-events/

Joining Discoverers is a great way to get to know our beautiful Park!

Please note

  • Discoverers family events are for children accompanied by adults
  • Most Discoverers events are FREE to members of FRP
  • There may be a small charge for non-members
  • Some events may be open to FRP members only
  • All events must be pre-booked

2021 Programme

EVENT DATE TIME
Bat Watch Saturday 25th Sept (or 2nd Oct) 6:45 - 7:45
Tree Trail October TBC
Fascinating Fungi Sunday 7th Nov (TBC) TBC
More details to follow.  Watch this space!  

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