4 August 2010

Newts made of willow and shadows at Froglife event in London

Froglife will be hosting an unusual and exciting event for families in partnership with BTCV in London. Come along to Railway Fields in Haringey, North London from 12 to 3 pm on Friday 6th August to help decorate a giant willow newt and to watch shadow puppets of pond life!

This interactive event celebrates the launch of a newly restored pond at this Local Nature Reserve, which has been given a boost with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“We have been working really hard on the pond, as well as running workshops and training sessions to help increase local knowledge,” says Rebecca Turpin, Living Waters Officer for North London. “We’re finishing with a flourish, and an invitation for families to come along to enjoy the site. It’s an opportunity to celebrate this fantastic area for urban wildlife, and to have fun learning more about the creatures that live here,” Rebecca adds.

The wildlife shadow puppets (pictured right) have been created by young people in workshops with artists Jenny Pedley, and willow-weaver Angela Baker will be bringing along a newt sculpture to decorate, as well as making smaller creatures during the event.

Railway Fields is in Haringey, North Londn, opposite Harringay Green Lane Station and the event has free entry. You can find more information about the site here.

More information about Froglife’s work on ponds in London is available here.

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