Bird Walk, Tuesday 16th February, 8am-9.30am at Crystal Palace Park

Nature Conservation Lewisham

Peregrine falcon (Neil Aldridge) Peregrine falcon by Neil Aldridge

Guided bird walk in one London’s most famous parks

Join London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk of Crystal Palace Park in search of some of the amazing birds found there

The top of the park is one of the highest points in South London which means that it supports a number of birds which drop in during migration. Birds like the whitethroat, blackcap and chiffchaff arrive in April from as far away as Africa to breed in the scrub and woodland on the Crystal Palace Parade ridge

As a relic of the Great North Wood, Crystal Palace Park has a rich natural and cultural history. It was Penge Common until 1827, a 500 acre common with ancient woodland and grassland. Local people once travelled specifically to Penge Common to hear nightingales, an African migrant songbird which is now lost to the local area.

Where: Crystal Palace rail station…

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Mountsfield Park is the green heart of the community in Hither Green and Catford. It is used and loved by residents of all ages and backgrounds, and The Friends of Mountsfield Park was established to represent their wishes and needs. FOMP is committed to engaging with all sections of the community in order to celebrate and enjoy the Park, and membership is open to all. FOMP delivers events, manages the Community Garden project, and shares information and news. It also works with partners including Lewisham Council and Glendale to develop new facilities and opportunities. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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