Our pond has been planted with Acorus calamus, Nymphaea “Albatros” and Butomus umbellatus. These plants are some of the first flowering plants on Earth. They are the start of our timeline of the evolution of flowers going back 140 million years.
Meet at the Clock Tower at 7.30pm. We’ll walk down to the ponds to find beautiful bats. Wear sensible shoes and dress for the weather. Children are welcome, but no dogs please.The walk will take about an hour and will be led by Dr Iain Boulton who is both interesting and very well-informed as well as being possessed of a very infectious enthusiasm. Iain will bring bat detectors (highly sensitive high-frequency microphones and amplifiers) for you to use.
The walk is free and there’s no need to book –
just come along for a fascinating evening!
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Today New Leaf celebrated a successful summer of mentoring young people with an end-of-season party. Trustees, backers, alumni, local residents, long-time friends, and volunteers mingled over coca-cola, coffee and excellent BBQ-fare. It was an incredibly successful day – the very nature of New Leaf means that friends pop-in when they are about, and do some volunteering at different times – and some volunteering is done in peoples’ studies (web-design, putting together proposals for funding) – so it was fantastic for all these people to meet each other – in some cases for the first time.
Marlon created the New Leaf Murals at West Dulwich train station. His work is part of Whitechapel Art Gallery’s Reclaim the mural exhibition. He is now available for commissions, Family Portraits, Nursery Artwork, Community Murals etc. If you want to hire Marlon for any projects inbox your details to his facebook page.
Artist BURNZ paints Alfred Russel Wallace on the New Leaf ‘Wild Wall’.
Check him out on wikipedia – Alfred Russel Wallace
What a great day at our project. We had 6 young people who we trained for their entry level AQA accreditation. More tomorrow. Spaces still available. Inbox your details here. Or call Vinnie on 07740 954 942.
Well done to Shannon, Marlon, Anthony, Nick,
Hazel and Ivon.
Check out more great photos on our facebook page
Please check out the review done on us by the Nursing Standard publication.
New Leaf Website review (.pdf)