For those who know nothing of Alexandra Park's history, and for those who know a little but would like to know more... Join Gordon for a whistle-stop tour of the Park and its history - from balloons to bandstands, cows to Cody, and switchback to swimming pool. The Park has it all - huge crowds, spectacles, sports and fires - lots of fires. Meet at 7pm outside CUFOS the former ticket office for the station, at the top of the Avenue, N10 2QE. (I know it's not in the Park, but it used to be.) See More
Sorry - the walk has been postponed until the Summer due to illness.This will be a whistle-stop tour of the park’s history, from its beginnings as a dairy farm, through horse racing and people-carrying kites, to outdoor music festivals and Local Nature Reserve.Meet outside CUFOS (pictured) – the old station building at the top of The Avenue, N10 2QE.See More
Have fun and learn about nature. Track down bugs and flowers with the Scavenge Hunt. Make plant pots and plant seeds and seedlings. See if you can match the leaves to the trees. Test your map reading skills on the Xplorer course,Free to all. At the Park Visitor Centre in the Grove.See More
Swifts are with us for just three months each summer, bringing spectacular action, drama and excitement to our skies. These amazing birds have shared our buildings since the Romans came to Britain. They still breed in our eves and gables but, as new and renovated buildings exclude them, for how much longer? We have lost over half of our swifts in just the past 20 years. Edward Mayer of Swift Conservation, will tell us all about swifts, why they matter and how we can help them thrive. Maybe…See More
Threats to biodiversity are very much in the news at the moment, so I am sure you will be interested to hear Haringey's enthusiastic Nature Conservation Officer, Ed Santry, talk about his plans for our borough, and what we can do to help: Ed Santry, Nature Conservation Officer at Haringey Council, will provide an overview of future plans for biodiversity in the borough. This will include work towards a new Biodiversity Action Plan, upcoming projects in the borough, and opportunities in 2019 for…See More
The Friends of Alexandra Park have monthly talks in the Winter usually on wild life themes. On Wednesday, 20th February, Haringey's new Conservation Officer, Ed Santry will be giving a talk.This coming Wednesday there will be an illustrated talk on the wild life - mostly the insect life of an area of the Park that the Friends have been actively managing..... This is the email sent out to our members, but all are welcome...TalkEverything but the ants -insects of the Butterfly Meadow …See More
Calendars!!!!Our 2019 calendar is now back from the printers and ready to adorn your wall or be wrapped up as an excellent local Christmas pressie. Cost? £8.50 as always...Who did the cover photo?Julie CunninghamWhere can you get one?Syl's Cafe…See More
Have you a striking picture of our local big park? We are looking for pictures for our 2019 Calendar.The picture should landscape rather than portrait format and should have any readily identifiable people unless consent has been obtained.Please send any pictures…See More
If you haven't seen bats, or have seen them before but just enjoy watching their incredible aerial acrobatics, please join me on Monday evening September 17th, at 6.45pm. You should have a good view of the bats before it gets really dark, and after that you can listen in to their echolocation 'squeaks' with bat detectors. You will also learn a bit about bats - what they eat, where they live and what they look like. Numbers are limited so you need to register, by…See More
After having to reschedule due to the very poor weather for bugs, we are very pleased to announce that we have agreed on a new date..... We hope butterflies, caterpillars, crickets, grasshopper and lots more! There will be sweep nets and butterfly nets to use. Rebecca and Dave will be there to help you and little ones identify the mini beasts that you find. To book free place(s) please email AllyParkN10@gmail.com with numbers of adults and children. …See More
Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May Noon to 4pmMeet at the Information Centre in The GroveHave fun and learn about nature. Track down bugs and flowers with the Scavenger Hunt. See if you can match the leaves to the trees, Drawing and colouring with PRIZES! Test your map reading skills on the Xplorer course,Free to all.See More
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