Familes help improve Tivoli Park for local wildlife

2pm to 4pm Saturday 30th March 2019 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Tivoli Park, West Norwood.

During the session participants finished work on the wildlife hedge along the boundary of the park. The wildlife hedge consists of native tree saplings which will grow to benefit local wildlife providing a new habitat and food source. The hedge will also help reduce pollution including reducing noise pollution from traffic.

Work was continued on the wildflower meadow in the park which will be a heart shape and surrounded by logs. The session finished with a heathly fruit snack.

Please come and join Nature Vibezzz next activity in Tivoli Park 2pm to 4pm Saturday 6th April 2019 and help us make a difference.

Lots of free woodland activities at Knights Hill Wood in West Norwood

Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 9th February 2019.

This free session involved lots of activities for the participants including litter picking, picking up pine cones for the bug hotel, colouring, making animal masks, building up dead hedge to protect emerging wildflowers planted by participants on previous sessions, rope swing, chopping wood and outdoor cooking.

Next free activity in Knights Hill Wood 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 16th 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.

Tree planting in Tivoli Park

2pm to 4pm Saturday 24th November 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Tivoli Park West Norwood Lambeth London.

The activity involved planting native tree saplings along the wall near Knights Hill. The native tree saplings will grow to form a wildlife hedge which will benefit local wildlife and help reduce pollution including reducing noise pollution from traffic in the park.

The activity finished with hot chocolate and cakes for the participants.

Nature Vibezzz will continue planting on 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 1st December 2018, please come and help 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.

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

Free Saturday nature activites in Knights Hill Wood and Tivoli Park

Nature Vibezzz free family nature conservation and forest school activities will re-start 2pm to 4pm Saturday 6th October 2018. Activities will take place in Tivoli Park and Knights Hill Wood West Norwood, Lambeth, London.

Please come along and join in the fun activities for all ages.

Free family nature activities Lambeth London

Plant ID activity with St Josephs College Students

On Tuesday 22nd May 2018 Nature Vibezzz organised a plant ID activity for students from St Joesphs College in Tivoli Park West Norwood London. The activity was run by Dominic Price from The Species Recovery Trust. The students learnt tree ID and flower ID through participating in  activities created by Dominic based around the flora of Tivoli Park. The feedback from the students was they enjoyed the activities and they learnt lots about their local park.

Nature Vibezzz hopes to run and organise many more free activities for local schools in the future, increasing their students interest and knowledge of local natural environment.