Free family nature activity at Tivoli Park

2pm to 4pm Saturday 23rd March 2019 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family activiy session at Tivoli Park, West Norwood.

The session included the continued creation of the the wildlfower meadow area and wildlife hedge along the park boundary. Other activities included child led play, bug hunting, drawing, rope climbing and swings. The session finsihed with hot choclate and healthy fruit snack.

The next session will be 2pm to 4pm Saturday 30th March 2019, where we need the help of as many people as possible to make big improvements to Tivoli Park.

 

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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.

Building dead hedge in Knights Hill Wood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 26th January 2019 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood.

The activity started with litter picking and free play in the woodland including making animal masks, insect hunting, climbing rope and  rope swing.

The session activity involved participants using green material that had been dumped at the site to build up the dead hedge made on previous activities. The dead hedge provides a habitat for wildlife and protects plants in the wildflower glade created by children on previous sessions.

The session finished with hot chocolate, cookies and strawberries.

The next free Nature Vibezzz project session will be 2pm to 4pm Saturday 2nd February 2019.

Free Weekly Saturday Family Nature Activities Restart in Knight Hill Wood

Charity Nature Vibezzz free Saturday afternoon family activities restarted 2pm to 4pm Saturday 19th January 2019. These free activity sessions are part of Nature Vibezzz community project “Memories, Heritage and Community of Knights Hill Woods and Tivoli Park”.

This first session of 2019 started with participants litter picking Knights Hill Wood, followed by planting tree saplings on the boundary of the site to create a wildlife hedge and insect hunting.

The participants then enjoyed free play around the woodland site including enjoying the rope swing. The session finished with hot chocolate and cake.

The next session will be 2pm to 4pm Saturday 26th January 2019.

Planting wildlife hedge in Knights Hill Wood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 1st December 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, Lameth.

The session started with children bug hunting, playing around the site, enjoying rope swing and colouring. Then the participants helped litter pick the site with 4 sacks of rubbish removed.

Follwing the litter picking the children helped plant a section of wildlife hedge around the boundary of the woodland site. The wildlife hedge which consists of native tree saplings will grow to benefit local wildlife, help reduce litter and help reduce pollution including reducing noise pollution from traffic.

The session finished with healthy snack and hot chocolate.

Nature Vibezzz will be back in Knights Hill Wood next week 2pm to 4pm Saturday 8th December 2018, this will be our last Saturday activity this year. The sessions will restart Saturday 19th January 2019.

 

Children planting native tree saplings

2pm to 5pm Saturday 17th 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.

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

Native woodland tree saplings was planted 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 tree saplings will grow up to form a boundary wildlife hedge which will support native wildlife and help prevent littering / fly tipping at the site.

The session finished with participants roasting and eating a healthy fruit kebabs and having hot chocolate. The fruit kebabs was roasted on a campfire with participants chopping wood for the fire.

On our next activity starting 2pm Saturday 24th November 2018  will be in Tivoli Park after Friends of Tivoli Park AGM meeting in West Norwood Fire Station, please come and join us.

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.