City Lit has teamed up with the London Wildlife Trust to offer some exciting new outdoor nature courses looking at the mysterious creatures and amazing plants in the capital. Courses cover amphibians, reptiles, bats, plants and trees. Here are a few that might particularly interest city witches:
Studies in the Wild: Amphibians of London
Join London Wildlife Trust for an introduction to amphibians, including their history, evolution, diversity, behaviour, UK species and conservations issues. Meet at Devonshire Road Nature Reserve. Date and time: Friday, 18 July, 11am-4pm. Full fee: £30, concession: £10. Course code: HS080. To enrol call: 020 7831 7831.
Name that Plant
Discover key clues for identifying and naming plants, then take a gentle afternoon stroll in city gardens to try out your skills. A must for plant lovers. Date and time: Thursday, 7 August, 10.30am-4.30pm. Venue: Keeley Street. Full fee: £38, concessions: £13. Course code: HS038. To enrol call: 020 7831 7831.
Bat Night! Introduction to Bats and Bat Walk
On Saturday, 9 August from 6pm-8pm you can join London Wildlife Trust for an introduction to the biology of bats, their behaviour, common London species, bat detection and conservation. This includes a bat walk in St James' Park. Meet at Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, SW1P 2AF. Full fee: £42, concessions: £14. Course code: HS099. To enrol call: 020 7831 7831.
For more details about these and other courses as well as to enrol online, visit the City Lit website: http://www.citylit.ac.uk/