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COURSE – Wild London: Spring Nature in the City

May 2, 2017 - June 10, 2017

£99

Birdsong, wildflowers, butterflies and bees are among the highlights of spring. It’s the season of peak activity in the natural world. Discover more on this engaging course including four field-trips within London. Two Tuesday evening classroom sessions (19.40-21.40) followed by four Saturday (11:00 – 13:00) field trips.

What will we cover?

Over a total of 6 sessions (2 classroom, 4 field trips) the following topics will be covered:

• An overview of London habitats and species
• Seasonal natural events in spring
• Bird song and bird nesting behaviour
• Invertebrates; ecology and identification
• Spring flowers; ecology and identification

The 4 field trips will take place at:

• Kensington Gardens
• The Thames Riverside in West London
• WaterWorks Nature Reserve, Lee Valley
• Nunhead Cemetery, Southwark.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to…

– Describe and appreciate the range of wildlife that flourishes alongside us in London
– Outline features of several London habitats
– Describe some of the key natural events taking place in the spring time
– Recognise a variety of London birds and understand their behaviour in spring
– Identify a range of London invertebrate and describe their ecology
– Recognise a variety of spring wildflowers and understand plant ecology
– Gain confidence in independently exploring and enjoying London’s many wild spaces
– State some ways in which you could become involved with the conservation and study of London’s wildlife

Cost and Booking

  • £99
  • £79 Senior
  • £44 Concession

For more information and to book, visit the City Lit Website

Details

Start:
May 2, 2017
End:
June 10, 2017
Cost:
£99
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Website:
http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/wild-london-spring-nature-in-the-city

Venue

City Lit
1-10 Keeley St, Covent Garden
London, http://www.citylit.ac.uk/ WC2B 4BA United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 7831 7831