Friday, 29 January 2016

Guy the Gorilla gets Listed

When I heard that the Gorilla Statue in the park had been listed I thought it was great news.

Then I thought why do we have a Gorilla Statue in Crystal Palace Park.

I have learnt so much about Guy the Gorilla - he even has his own Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_the_Gorilla

The best article I read can be found at http://www.newsfromcrystalpalace.co.uk/guy-the-gorilla-gets-listed/ which is one of our wonderful local blogs.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

First Volunteering Workday of the year

We had our first volunteering work session today. We had an open committee meeting to plan for the exciting year ahead and then we all headed to the Secret Garden.

We did some much needed litter picking. The wind has been bringing in all sorts!

We also did some general site management with our TLG representative Penny.

Next session is 14th Feb, 2pm meeting outside the Information Centre. Why not come with your loved one...

Two great events by the London Wildlife Trust coming up...

There are two great events coming up in Crystal Palace Park hosted by the London Wildlife Trust….

The first is a
Bird walk at Crystal Palace Park

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 8:00am - 9:30am

Peregrine falcon (Neil Aldridge)Peregrine falcon by Neil Aldridge

Event details

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 8:00am - 9:30am

Guided bird walk in one London's most famous parks
Join London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk of Crystal Palace Park in search of some of the amazing birds found there
The top of the park is one of the highest points in South London which means that it supports a number of birds which drop in during migration
Birds like the whitethroat, blackcap and chiffchaff arrive in April from as far away as Africa to breed in the scrub and woodland on the Crystal Palace Parade ridge
As a relic of the Great North Wood, Crystal Palace Park has a rich natural and cultural history. It was Penge Common until 1827, a 500 acre common with ancient woodland and grassland
Local people once travelled specifically to Penge Common to hear nightingales, an African migrant songbird which is now lost to the local area

The second is a

Tree walk at Crystal Palace Park

Sat, 27/02/2016 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Sessile oak trees (D. Greenwood)Sessile oak trees (D. Greenwood)

Event details

Sat, 27/02/2016 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Guided tree walk in one London's most famous parks
Join London Wildlife Trust for a guided walk of Crystal Palace Park and delve into the ancient woodland history of the Great North Wood
As a relic of the Great North Wood, Crystal Palace Park has a rich natural and cultural history. It was Penge Common until 1827, a 500 acre common with ancient woodland and grassland that took in Anerley
Penge is a Celt word meaning 'the end of the wood'
The oak tree is the symbol of the Great North Wood and many can be found at Crystal Palace
There are also a number of non-native, ornamental trees which tell a story of their own about the history of the park