Lauren Sigfusson, Wednesday 24 October 2012
Are you a plant enthusiast or in need of a breath of fresh air?
On Saturday 27 October, the London Wetland Centre is holding an Autumn Plant Walk. While on the walk you will experience many different species of plants that are essential to the survival of the wetlands.
With flowering plants no longer in season you will be looking at plants with berries and the colourful leaf changes on the trees. Not only will you see plant life, but you should also stumble across various wild birds and other animals on the walk. ‘There’s a good chance at seeing a Bittern,’ says Jaime Wyver, public relations and events executive. The Bittern, a member of the Heron family, was seen last weekend, so there’s a high probability it will be back.
Plant enthusiast Peter Day will lead the tour, explaining the different varieties of plant life and their importance to wetland wildlife. Day will also point out the uses of plants throughout the history of man.
So, if you pride yourself in your knowledge of plants or if you’re simply looking for a nice stroll, the autumn plant walk may be a fun way to spend your Saturday afternoon. There are limited places, so be sure to call ahead to book your place: 020 8409 4400
This walk isn’t suitable for small children, but there are many other activities going on at the Wetland Centre that day: The Rainforest Roadshow, the Rotten Show, pond dipping and many more. For more information on activities at the Wetland Centre visit: www.wwt.org.uk
27 Saturday from 1:30 pm - 3 pm
£6 excluding admission to the centre
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT