Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve

Gunnersbury Triangle Local Nature Reserve, situated opposite Chiswick Park tube station, will be hosting The Triangle Kids Club, for 7 - 11 year-olds every Thursday, at a cost of only £3 per child.

There will be minibeast hunts, woodland safaris and craft activities, including felt pictures from sheep fleece, tree spooks from clay and weaving magic shields and cobwebs. If you have never met a Devil's coach-horse or a Cyclops, now's your chance!

12th August (2-5pm) Treemendous Fun - turn a keyring on the polelathe; weave a basket from local rushes and withys; learn fascinating tree lore.

On 20th August (2-4pm) Treasure on the Triangle - a nature treasure trail for children of all ages.

On 31st August (7.30pm) a Bat Walk.

17th September (2-4.30pm) Fungal Foray - a guided walk investigating the natural history of mushrooms, toadstools & moulds.

If you can't make it to one of the events, why not visit another day, the Reserve is always open and entry is free. The six acre site boasts wildlife-rich woodlands, meadows and pond: you might spot a sparrowhawk, green woodpecker, newt, fox or stag beetle.

The Reserve was formed after being cut off from the surrounding area by railway tracks in the late nineteenth century. London Wildlife Trust has managed the Reserve since 1985, after it was saved from industrial development by local people in 1982.

For more information call into the Reserve's portakabin (Tues-Sat, 10am – 6pm) or phone Summer Warden Bethan Stagg on 02087473881 between these times.

The Reserve is on Bollo Lane opposite Chiswick Park underground station (District Line, direction Ealing Broadway) or 10 minutes walk from South Acton train station (Silverlink service to Richmond).

 

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