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COURSE – Wild London: Spring Nature in the City

May 2, 2017 - June 10, 2017


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


May 2, 2017
June 10, 2017
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City Lit
1-10 Keeley St, Covent Garden
London, http://www.citylit.ac.uk/ WC2B 4BA United Kingdom
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