Get involved, join our meeting at Ham library 7-9pm

 

 

 Ham St, Richmond TW10 7HR, To get here public transport: From Richmond or Kingston; bus 371 to Ashburnham Rd, or bus 65 to Ham Common/Ham gate Avneue and walk along Ham Street towards Ham Library (approx. 5-10mins).

 

Coming up for our meetings are the following dates

13 of Mars, 15 of May, 17 of July, 18 of September and 13 of November 2019

 

Next meeting is Wednesday the 15 of May

 Arrive for 7.15 and have a cup of tea and social, meeting starts at 7.30 pm

We meet every second month to discuss how we can preserve and enhance the natural habitats of Ham Lands, we organise volunteer work projects and guided walks so we can inform about the area so that more people can understand and appreciate this Local Nature Reserve.

WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

To improve habitats for wildlife.
To raise the quality of the whole green space.
To meet and work with other people in your neighbourhood.
There is an issue or concern that needs action.
To work with the Council to improve area, create benefits for all users, engaging the interest for education for both adult and children about nature.
Promote the health benefits of walking in our tranquil area.


Let us know if like to come to the meeting and help out with our projects. 

 All welcome!

 

 

 

Signs of spring


For most of us, spring brings us many of our favorite things: birds, flowers, butterflies, warmer weather, and more sunlight.

Join us in a walk on Ham lands Sunday the 28 of April, looking for signs of spring 

Meeting at Tesco in Ham, Ashbrunham, TW10 7NR Richmond, at 1.45 pm, walk 2-4pm. 

Public transport take buss 371 from Richmond or Kingston, buss top Mariners Gardens

We are pleased that Geoff Hyde and Diane Bridson, again are offering to share their vast knowledge and passion for Ham land flora and fauna, they have studied it for several decades.

Children andwell behaved dogs are welcome, dogs need to be keeps on lead during the walk.

 

 

Dawn Chorus on Ham lands

 Saturday 4 of May

 Meet at Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond TW10 7RX, for 5.45 am. Walk starts at 6 am.

 

 

 

Join us for an early morning bird walk, when the nigh breaks and the sun start to rise, the birds greets the day by singing.

Its the fittest, best-fed males who produce the strongest, most impressive song. Females therefore choose a mate who sings best, because such a male is more likely to be good at raising chicks, to have a good territory, or to pass successful genes to their young.

The dawn chorus, it is one of spring’s most delightful natural events. We will both look for native birds like robins and skylarks but also the migrants, including blackcaps, goldfinch, greenfinch.

John Gard, has 50 years’ experience of the local area and a great passion for nature and birds. He has kindly offered to guide though Ham lands and share his knowledge, with his we are very lucky to have him as our guided. 

 

The walk is free, but limited space so please book, click hear to book

Make sure to dress warm, and wear strong waterproof footwear.

Unfortunatly no dogs for this walk please,

we need to move quitely and carefully to not scare of the birds

 

 

Help us create a butterfly habitat!

 

 

 

Join us every second Saturday in each month 10-12

We meet at RiversideDrive by the footpath to Teddington Lock

 

Conserving butterflies will improve our whole environment for wildlife and enrich the lives of people now and in the future.

To learn more, why its important to help the butterfly click here

 

We are cutting back encroaching scrub to maintain sheltered open grassland areas and open woodland which are attractive to butterfly’s, and also maintaining some of the small footpaths through the scrub that are in danger of being overgrown. Areas where this is necessary have been identified by local naturalists and the Council’s ecology officer. 

Time:  10– 12.00 (or as long as you can stay)

Are children welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult – please bring their own gloves as we only have adult sized gloves!

If you got gloves, secateurs, saws and gloves please bring them and wear working clothes including strong and water prof footwear. 

 

Help us with a hedgehog survey on Ham lands 

 


 

John Hatto has 60 Hedgehog detective kits to share,they contain a special footprint tunnel and instructions on how to survey your own garden for hedgehogs. These kits are part of London Wildlife Trust's Urban Urchins project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

The survey will start in April, exact date is depending on the weather.

To read more about Hedghogs please see this link 

For further question and to help email John, johnhatto1@gmail.com

And please tell others who you think are interested in this project.

 

 

 

Wednesday

 Location: Ham lands

Frequency: Weekly
Time: 10.30
Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) - 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of walk at Church

For more information please see https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/london/richmond-health-walks

 

 

Wildflower walk 16 of June 2-4 pm

 

Meeting at Tesco in Ham, Ashbrunham, TW10 7NR Richmond., at 1.45 pm, walk 2-4pm. 

 Public transport take buss 371 from Richmond or Kingston, buss top Mariners Gardens

 Geoff Hyde and Diane Bridson will be our guides, share there waste knowledge about Ham lands.

 Children andwell behaved dogs are welcome, dogs need to be keeps on lead during the walk.

 

 

 

 Apple walk 29 of September 2-4pm

 Meeting at Tesco in Ham, Ashbrunham, TW10 7NR Richmond 

at 1.45 pm, walk 2-4pm. 

Public transport take buss 371 from Richmond or Kingston, buss top Mariners Gardens

Geoff Hyde and Diane Bridson will be our guides, share there waste knowledge about Ham lands.

Children andwell behaved dogs are welcome, dogs need to be keeps on lead during the walk.