Boston Manor Park Autumn Nature Events

Monthly Bird Walk and Survey, Saturdays 2 Sept, 7 Oct, 4th Nov, 08.30-10am, meet at Boston Gardens park entrance near the top of the lake. Take a leisurely walk around the park to record numbers and species of birds in the park. No experience necessary but bring binoculars if you have them. (Free.)

Introduction to the Walled Garden, Sunday 10 September, 11-11.45am: Meet in the Walled Garden for a gentle stroll. Vanessa will explain about the history of the walled garden, and describe the plants and trees that have been planted in it as part of the restoration project, and why they were chosen. (Free)

Leaf & flower bookmark making, Sunday 17 September 11-12pm, meet by Hub. Come and make a pretty bookmark from park flowers and foliage. We will laminate it for you so you can keep it forever. (Free).

Evening Bat Walks, Thursday 21 Sept 7pm and Wednesday 18 Oct 6pm, meet by the lake near the picnic tables. Join us for an evening bat walk. We’ll have a short talk about bats, then we’ll use detectors to find and see them at their feeding hot spots in the park. (Free).

Make a lavender bag, Saturday 23 Sep, 2-3pm, meet by walled garden. Collect BMP flowers and take little bags home to scent your drawers. All ages welcome. (Free).

Stall run by The Mulberry Centre, Saturday 30 September 12.30-4pm. Join a free Park staff led circular guided nature walk (meet 1.30pm by walled garden) and meet some of the Mulberry Centre’s staff and volunteers. The Mulberry Centre is a local cancer support and information centre in West London. Find them on Facebook for more information. (Free).

Fruit forage, Monday 2 Oct, 4-5pm, meet by Hub. After school, come and harvest our fruit to take home with your children, and learn how to make jam, cordial and natural sweets. All ages welcome. (£2 per adult participant).

WildChiswick Nature photo competition winners exhibition, Sunday 22 October 1-4pm, Hub. Each photo taken in Hounslow will provide background from the photographer on the photo. Jo Gilbert, Founder of WildChiswick will be there to talk to children and adults. See  (free).

Wildlife photography workshop with Nigel Bewley, photographer, Saturday 4 November 10.15-11.45 am. Come and pick up some tips from talented wildlife photographer Nigel. Join the bird walkers at 8.30am (see above) and stay or meet outside Hub at 10am. Session will be focused on using stand alone cameras not mobile phone cameras. Drop in, £2 per person. Aimed at older teenagers and adults.

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