30 Days Wild
The Wildlife Trusts in the UK have challenged people to go wild throughout June this year. So for the month of June, I will be blogging each day about a random act of wildness!
When I travel the wildlife that I can see around me, be that in landscapes or cityscapes is something that brings me joy. We often miss the little pockets of wildlife that are all around us. So I will enjoy this challenge to stay more present to my surroundings and notice what is going on.
Day 1 – Camley Street Natural Park
Although I live in Yorkshire, I am currently working in London and so decided to start with a visit to Camley Street Natural Park. This is a park that is tucked away between Regent’s Canal and King’s Cross and St Pancras railway stations.
The site includes a short woodland walk, a pond, beehives, reedbed and marsh areas. There are birds, mammals, insects and plants to see. There are plenty of seats so that you can rest and take some time to notice and watch the wildlife all around you.
There is also a visitor centre with a cafe and toilets. Entry is free.
Here are some photos of the wildlife, woodland walk and the information that is available on site.
Green spaces are essential to urban living and we need to both protect and create more of them. As more and more people move to the cities the benefits that these green spaces bring to both humans and wildlife needs to be valued.
If you are visiting London then take some time to come along and visit this urban habitat.
Location: 12 Camley Street, London, Greater London N1C 4PW
Open 10am-5pm all week during the Summer.