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Tottenham Marshes Natural History Walk

Join the walk around Tottenham Marshes this Sunday organised by Tottenham Civic Society and the Friends of Tottenham Marshes:

“Some of the wildflowers we could find in the meadows include Bee Orchid, St.John’s Perforate Wort, Field Scabious and several species of Crane’s-bill, and butterflies feeding on them might include Common Blue, Large Skipper, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper. Let’s hope for a warm day to bring out the dragonflies such as Black-tailed Skimmer, Southern Hawker, Banded Demoiselle and Red-eyed Damsel, a variety of hoverflies and various grasshoppers and crickets.

“Our summer visiting bird species such as Blackcap, Common Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler will be on family duties whilst our resident species such as Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Long-tailed Tits may well have young that have already fledged. There is a chance we may see a Sparrowhawk or Kestrel, both of which have nested on the marshes, and perhaps a pair of Peregrine Falcons which have attempted unsuccessfully to breed during the past couple of years, as in such cases they often remain in the area. With optional visit afterwards to Ferry Boat Inn or Stonebridge Lock cafe.”

The walk leader will be David Cottridge from the Friends of Tottenham Marshes.

Meet at 10.30am, Sunday 7 July at the Waterside Centre, Stonebridge Lock, N17 OXD.