Thursday 25 October 2018

Events this Weekend in Mile End Park: Bulb planting | Bat Walk | Windrush Exhibition: Portrait of a Generation

Flyer for Mile End Park's Bat Walk

This weekend there is a FREE guided Bat Walk in Mile End Park. Use a bat detector to listen to the sounds of these wonderful mammals as they hunt for their prey. Led by Ken "Batman" Greenway. This FREE event starts at 5.15PM promptly by the Ecology Pavilion. More details are available here.  

Bulb Planting in the Woodland Walk.

Mile End Park's Chris' Wood awash with bluebells

This Friday and Sunday, the Friends of Mile End Park are holding a couple of bulb-planting sessions in the section of woodland between Grove Road and Mile End Climbing Wall beside the railway. 

The idea is to plant bluebells, 6,000 of them in the next week or two. Further plantings of bluebells "in the green" in the late spring and another batch next Autumn will hopefully lead to a large rich carpet of bluebells that we can all enjoy every mid-April-May.

If you would like to come and help out then please email or just turn up. Further details below.

Aerial Map of Mile End PArk showing the area where bluebells will be planted
Event Details
Location: The woodland area between Grove Road and the Mile End Climbing Wall (shaded light blue in the map above).
When: FRIDAY: 11.30-3PM; SUNDAY: 10-12 or until the bulbs run out! 
Equipment: A range of tools and equipment are available, but if you have your own (gardening gloves/bulb planter, etc) then you are welcome to bring them. Please wear sturdy/non-precious footwear. 

If you want to pop along for just half an hour or so, even if it is just to give moral support, then please do.

Windrush: Portrait of A Generation (finishing this Sunday)

Last but not least, the outstanding exhibition Windrush: Portrait of a Generation is in its last few days at the Art Pavilion and finishes on Sunday. If you haven't seen it yet, it is well worth a visit.
Flyer for Mile End Park's Art Pavilion exhibition: "Windrush: Portrait of a Generation"VTe

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