We had our first volunteer rhodo bash of the season on Saturday the 12th of December
|RMI volunteers at the end of Saturday's training|
Our annual pond TLC day is back!
Saturday the 31st of October.
It’s messy fun and a great day out! We really need help to keep the pond in a good condition for amphibians and invertebrates that use the pond throughout the year.
As usual bribery will be in evidence in the form of food :)
If you can help, please email me on email@example.com by Sunday the 25th of October.
Due to popular demand, we have added two woodland workshops to the 2015-2016 academic year.
The first workshop will be on Saturday the 14th of November, from 10am-3.30pm at Kingston Hill.
The workshop will focus on carving skills as we attempt to make utensils on the day :)
This event is FREE
Spaces limited to 10 people (you must be over 16 years of age)
Sign up fast to secure your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before the 10th of November.
If spaces are full, there is an option to be added to the waiting list.
|A little rain isn’t enough to put this group off!|
We're looking for help next Wednesday on our river bank maintenance afternoon (1.30-4.30)
The new planting is establishing, but so is the existing watercress which we need to cut back to give the new plants a fighting chance.
We also have small Himalayan Balsam plants to get out before they start flowering.
If you can help, please email email@example.com with your name, contact number and shoe size for those who need to borrow waders/Wellington boots - if you have Wellington boots please bring them along :)
We found these minnows when checking the eel trap last week, the first time they have been recorded in our eel trap since the project began!
Are you are interested in volunteering on the eel monitoring project with ZSL?
There is still time to sign up to the training session next Wednesday at Knights Park from 2-4pm
|The signs of a good honey tasting|
We have run our honey tastings at Kingston Hill for the last two years, but this year we wanted to bring the taste of honey to our other sites. For 2015 we chose Penrhyn Road as our new location.
|Egg hunt anyone?|
This is a bit of a bumper blog to catch you all up on the goings on over the KU campuses – and from the number of photos that will follow, I’m going with the old adage – a photo is worth a 1000 words!
The Rose Theatre will be playing host to the annual Environment Trust given by their Patron Sir David Attenborough. The talk is on Saturday16 of May 2015.
This year the theme is urban wildlife. Joining Sir David will be Gordon Buchanan, renowned wildlife cameraman and presenter of 'The Polar Bear Family and Me’ and more recently the 'Snow Wolf Family and Me'. Elly Berry and Judy Puddifoot from BBC2’s Young Vets will also be speaking. They will discuss the best course of action if you should discover injured or abandoned wildlife in your local environment. There will be a short Q&A session at the the end of the talk and additionally a selection of Sir David's books will be available to purchase as well as the chance to have your copy signed.
The tickets have just gone on sale to the general public this weekend and there were around 50 tickets remaining on Monday, so if this is a talk that you want to attend, book fast!
New date for the Orchard day
Wednesday 11 March 2015
Due to low numbers we are moving the orchard day to Wednesday 11 March.
Places are limited to 15 people so book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email and phone number.
The last of the results have been submitted to KU and we'll be submitting them this week.
The table below contains the results for our other sites.
We were only short a few sites this year, so hopefully next year we'll get all of our sites covered.
Thank everyone who took part in the survey this year for all of your hard work.
'REWILDING' WITH GEORGE MONBIOT
Environment Trust host a talk and Q&A with George Monbiot chaired by local MP Zac Goldsmith
Duke Street Church, Richmond, SRY TW9 1DH
February 10th, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
FREE POLLUTION MONITORING TRAINING WITH SOUTH EAST RIVERS TRUST AT KINGSTON UNI
Free training from SERT on recognising and assessing pollution incidents in the Hogsmill River
Kingston University. Knights Park Campus
Wednesday 18th of Feb
Places limited to 30 so please book your place by emailing email@example.com