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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Next Event - Discoverers go Birdwatching!

To mark the RSPB Special Big Birdwatch, our next event will be a spot of birdwatching on Saturday 29th January (2-3pm) or Sunday 30th January (10-11am).

Our volunteers will be at hand to help you spot birds in Richmond Park.
We will have binoculars clean and ready for you to use if you do not have your own pair.

IMPORTANT: This event is ONLY for families who are registered on our mailing list.  Details will be sent to this list. 

Last Event - Fascinating Fungi!

Fly Agaric Mushroom

This took place on a beautiful autumn day in the park. See Report here https://www.frp.org.uk/fascinating-fungi-2021/

Past Event - 'Autumn Bat Watch'

Watching bats by pondThis year we held TWO Autumn Bat Watch events - on Saturday, 25th September and October 9th 2021!

Se a report and some pictures, go to the Event Page at https://www.frp.org.uk/bat-watch-2021/

Past 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

2022 Programme

EVENT DATE TIME
Discoverers go Birdwatching!

 Sat 29th January

 Sun 30th January

2-3pm

10-11am

Pembroke Lodge Tree Trail Thu 17th February
(Half Term)
10-12 noon
More events to follow  Watch this space!  

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