Children help litter pick Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 27th April 2019 charity Nature Vibezzz ran a free activity for families in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, London (near new Fire Station).

Join Nature Vibezzz on their next free family forest school session at Knights Hill Wood 2pm to 4pm Saturday 4th May 2019 where a different activity will be run.

The session involved the participants helping to remove rubbish from the site. Other activities included adding pinecones to the bug hotel, bug hunting, rope climbing and colouring.

The session finished with hot chocolate made using a kelly kettle and cake, awarding everyone for all their hard work cleaning up the woodland site.

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Free family nature activity at Knights Hill Wood Saturday 27th April

Charity Nature Vibezzz is restarting free family nature activities at Knights Hill Wood (near new West Norwood Fire Station) on Saturday 27th April 2019. The activity session will run 2pm to 4pm and everyone is invited to join the fun activities aimed at families.

Family nature activity session in Knights Hill Wood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 16th February 2019 Nature Vibezzz ran a family nature activity session in Knights Hill Wood.

The session involved various activities including rope swing, climbing rope, bug hunting, colouring, mask making, pruning shrubs and trees, buidling dead hedge, putting up bird boxes and litter picking.

Participant also learnt to chop wood and make fire using flint and steel. After which paricipants roasted veggie sausages. marsh mallows and fruit on the campfires.

The next free project session will be in Tivoli Park 2pm to 4pm Saturday 2nd March 2019.

Planting wildflower seeds, bulbs and native trees in Knights Hill Wood

2pm to 5pm Saturday 10th November 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, London. The session started with participants litter picking the woods, with their hard work  2 sacks of rubbish was removed from the woodland.

Rope swing, bug hunting equipment and drawing materials was made available for the children to use and enjoy during the session.

Following the litter picking participants seeded the woodland glade area with native woodland wildflower seed mixture. The seeds was mixed with sand to help participants see where the seeds had already been scattered and sown.

This woodland flower seed mixture contained wild flower species able to tolerate shade and is suitable for sowing in woodland areas.  The wild flowers are adapted to growing amongst established trees where shading has reduced light levels down to 25% of that in the open.  All of the wild flower seeds are of British native origin.   The mixture consisted of seeds from the following:

Bluebell  Hyacinthoides non-scripta, Betony Stachys officinalis, Red Campion  ilene dioica, Foxglove Digitalis purpurea, Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata, Hedge Woundwort Stachys sylvatica, Hedge Bedstraw Galium mollugo, Nettle-leaved Bellflower Campanula trachelium, Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria Perforate, St John’s Wort Hypericum perforatum, Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi, Ramsons (Wild Garlic) Allium ursinum, Selfheal Prunella vulgaris, Wood Avens  Geum urbanum, Wood Sage Teucrium scorodonia.

Then native woodland bulbs and rhizones was planted around the edge of the glade these included Bluebells, Snowdrops, Wild daffodils, Ramsons and Winter Aconites.

Native woodland tree saplings was also planting around boundary of the woods by the participants, the trees came from Woodland Trust free tree packs which included Hazel, Blackthorn, Downy birch, Hawthorn, Holly, Goat willow Crab apple and Dog rose trees.

The session finished with participants cooking and eating a healthy vegetable soup. The soup was cooked on a campfire with participants chopping wood for the fire and cutting vegetables for the soup.

On our next activity starting 2pm Saturday 17th November 2018 we will be continuing to plant trees around the boundary of Knights Hill Wood, please come and join us.

Family activity in Knights Hill Wood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 13th October 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family activity in Knights Hill Wood Lambeth London. The activity invloved clearing shrubs to increase light coming into the woods and help a wider range of native plants to grow. The pruned green waste material was used placed on a dead hedge made to protect a wildflower glade which will be planted on future tasks. Volunteers also litter picked the site.

Activities for children included learning to use a bow saw to prune dead trees, rope climbing, rope swing, colouring, bug hunting and photography.

The session finished with a healthy fruit snack an the next free family activity in Knights Hill Wood will be 2pm to 4pm Saturday 20th October 2018.

Below are photos taken by participants on the activity

Families making dead hedge to protect wild flowers

2pm to 5pm Saturday 23rd June 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a nature conservation activity in Knights Hill Wood. The activity focused on installing posts around the wildflower area to make a permanent dead hedge to protect the flowers. The dead hedge will also create a habiat of it’s own for insects and other creatures helping to further increase the biodiversity of the site. Particpants of all ages took part in digging and filling the holes for the new posts. Particiapnts also litter picked the site removing 2 sacks of rubbish.

The children also enjoyed colouring, bug hunting and a rope swing. The session finished with a healthy snack that included fruit and veggie sausages cooked on a camp fire.

Our next project session will be on Saturday 30th June 2018 please come and join us make a difference to this wonderful woodland site.

Free family woodland activity

On Saturday 2nd June 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran another free family activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood. The activity started with the children hunting for bugs, making insect masks and woodland drawings. The children also enjoyed exploring the woods, climbing trees and rope swing through out the activity. The main activities was colouring stones plus parents and children working together to make insect furniture for our bug hotels to finish them so the bugs can now move in.

Refreshments was also provided with healthy fruit and juice given to participants before they left.

Please come and join us 2pm to 5pm (approx) Saturday 9th June at Knights Hill Wood, everyone is welcome to join in the fun.