This is an opportunity to have a guided tour of the newly developed Jubilee Water Walk. These walks will be led by the Arts and Culture Co-ordinator, Environment and Sustainability Adviser or the Grounds Team and will provide an insight into the waterways and water features on the Streatham Campus.
22nd November 2016 (Route B) – Art, History and Stories
29th November 2016 (Route B) – Biodiversity and Horticultural Highlights
12.15pm to 1.15pm, meet at the bottom of Stocker Road / Rennes Drive near the roundabout, point 8 on the map
Come along and sing songs of water that are quick and easy for all to learn by ear. It will be an hour of calm and reflection. As part of the Diamond Waterways Project, we will be celebrating the beauty of our waterways though song and taking advantage of one of our natural amphitheatres. Please check the event listing on the day in case of cancellation.
We were very excited to hear the results of the pond dipping, arranged by Dr Clive Betts – Learning and Development Manager and expert entomologist! He said:
Highlights include two huge cased caddises (and a number of smaller ones), some mature mayfly nymphs of three or more species, loads of copepods and daphnia, some large damselfly nymphs, a nymph of the red-darter dragonfly, a huge ramshorn snail, some lovely leeches (but not too many!), and Norman the Palmate Newt! The other headline is the massive decline in the previously dominant detritivore amphipods and isopods, a positive sign that the excessive allochthonous input prior to the pond works is under control… goes to show that a bit of well-judged management goes a long way.