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  • Rare willow emerald damselflies spotted in Clissold Park in Hackney

    Wednesday 30th November, 2016

    Willow emerald damselfly by Adrian Parr

    Damselflies, like dragonflies, are large, colourful insects that flourish around clean ponds, lakes and rivers. These harmless insects often sport dazzling colours, such as the beautiful metallic green sheen of the rare willow emerald damselfly.

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  • Celebrating Crane Park's explosive past

    Wednesday 30th November, 2016

    The Shot Tower, Crane Park Island

    Gunpowder mills focus of new project thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund and Richmond Civic Pride Fund

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  • Protecting green spaces across London

    Friday 11th November, 2016

    A cowslip growing on a London housing estate

    The London Assembly is investigating ways of protecting London's green spaces and welcomes contributions from members of the public alongside charitable, private and public sector land managers.

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  • Christmas advert will bring joy and nature to children

    Thursday 10th November, 2016

    One of the foxes seen in the John Lewis Christmas advert

    The Wildlife Trusts are John Lewis's Christmas charity partner

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  • Actress Alison Steadman is standing up for London’s wildlife as our latest ambassador

    Wednesday 9th November, 2016

    Alison Steadman at Woodberry Wetlands by Clearwater Photography

    You’ve probably seen her playing Pam Shipman in hit comedy Gavin and Stacey, Mrs Bennet in the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, or in films including Shirley Valentine and Clockwise. But Alison Steadman is also a wildlife enthusiast and nature TV presenter, and her enthusiasm for all things wild makes her an excellent choice as an ambassador for London Wildlife Trust.

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  • Celebrate Bonfire Night – but don’t harm hedgehogs!

    Friday 4th November, 2016

    Hedgehog in fallen leaves (credit Tom Marshall)

    Londoners urged to check their wood piles for hedgehogs before lighting bonfires this weekend

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  • A city for all Londoners – and all wildlife?

    Friday 28th October, 2016

    Gulls and pigeons by the River Thames, with Parliament behind, by Luis Llerena

    The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has published a new vision for London: A City for All Londoners, and is asking people to tell his office what they think about the document.

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  • Heathrow expansion threatens our health, our wellbeing and our wildlife

    Wednesday 26th October, 2016

    Aeroplane flying over Crane Meadows in west London, near Heathrow Airport

    London Wildlife Trust has warned that the disappointing, but unsurprising, decision to proceed with a third runway at Heathrow Airport will pose a huge threat to the natural environment.

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  • Funding boost is welcome news for water voles in west London

    Tuesday 11th October, 2016

    Water vole by Tom Marshall

    The endangered water vole, Britain’s fastest disappearing mammal, is getting a helping hand at Frays Farm Meadows in North Uxbridge.

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  • Major pollution incident in River Crane averted

    Friday 7th October, 2016

    Backwater on the River Crane

    A major pollution incident on the River Crane in west London was narrowly averted last month when Tom White, a senior conservation officer with London Wildlife Trust, spotted signs of contamination whilst inspecting the condition of the river.

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