An update from Camley Street

As work continues at Camley Street Natural Park, we share an update from the reserve: building work and wildlife!

For the moment, Camley Street Natural Park in King's Cross is temporarily closed to the public while we construct a new visitor and learning centre.

As building work continues, wildlife is thriving at the park. July and August are months in which you can see many beautiful, colourful dragonflies and damselflies, and this year has been no exception. This common darter was spotted on site.

Common darter overlooking the construction site

There are also many butterflies to be found, like this beautiful holly blue,

Holly blue on flower

This common frog was spotted by Charlie, our Keeping it Wild Trainee.

Common frog in undergrowth

With additional health and safety procedures in place, we have continued to deliver socially distanced volunteering sessions for two separate groups which take place every Thursday.

Volunteers working on willow fencing

Conservation work has focused on installing a willow barrier fence along the Regents canal side of the reserve, work and planning around the fernery and management of invasive species on site and wildlife surveying.

volunteers at CSNP

After the turbulence caused by Covid-19, our contractors have finished the roof on the new visitor centre and there much progress has also been made inside of the building.

Please keep an eye on our social media for future updates!

building work at the cafe at Camley Street Natural Park

The new cafe taking shape

The new volunteer room in progress at Camley Street

The new visitor centre will feature a space for volunteers

View from window at new Camley Street visitor centre

A multipurpose space in the new visitor centre

This project would not be possible without the generous support of our funders:

Thames Water
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Garfield Weston Foundation
The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Fidelity UK Foundation
Charles Hayward Foundation
Veolia Environmental Trust
Hedley Foundation
John Lyon's Charity
Taurus Foundation
Greater London Authority (GLA)