Discovering wildlife in Oakwood Park
I'm Brenna Boyle, experienced zoologist, environmental teacher and nature guide.
Do you know that London is the greenest major city in Europe? I set up Wild Capital because I wanted to show people the secrets of London's hidden wild side... London is a city bursting with natural life, if you know how to look. Within our city's green spaces wildlife is surprisingly diverse and abundant.
In March this year the Oakwood Park Family Wildlife Club began. Thanks to funding from Enfield Council and the Friends of Oakwood Park the club sessions are free to attend! Designed for children aged 5 to 12 and their families, club sessions involve wildlife discovery, games and activities that are fun for adults as well as kids.
This first session, 'Spring into Spring', focused on spring time goings such as bird song and involved a bird spotting walk, birdsong bingo and games including 'sparrows and hedgerows'.
The second session, 'Beneath the Surface', began with a pond dip and finished with a mayfly life cycle relay race. Wild Capital creates exciting and educational wildlife activities for adults, families, communities and schools within London.
If you are reading this after June 14th, check up on my website and n21online.com for news of my next family fun clubs and also events for grown ups too.
Time to get the boots on for some good old fashioned outdoor fun!
I'm Brenna Boyle. Do you know that London is the greenest major city in Europe?