Monday, 3 July 2017

Kingston Wildlife Day Tolworth Court Farm Moated Manor

 Last Saturday Kingston Wildlife Day  was attended by almost 100 people. First on the scene were participants on a Duke of Edingburgh Award Scheme (left) who helped make sure the paths were in order for our visitors. In combination with Kingston University, there were regular walks  looking at the wildife interest; including coils of slow worms under the mats at the sports field.



 
slow worm under mats
The barbeque, was deliciously crafted by Tariq, especially the baked bananas and ice cream.

The  bird walk provided information on  three recently - fledged kestrels that have bred in the barn this year. Children were shown the disused nest of a song thrush, which requires a lining of mud; wet mud is available at the nearby pond.




During all the walks clouds of butterflies were noted, included the marbled white but also gatekeeper, small copper, red admiral, comma etc.

At the end of the day there was a walk to the Tolworth Apple Store-almost invisible now as the oak canopy shields it from view. This was the first walk using the Apple Trail leaflet, which is now available from the Environment Centre, local libraries and me.

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