some Basal Monocoplates have been planted.

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.

pond with acorus

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Brockwell Park Bat Walk – Saturday 31st August

bats
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!
Contact information: bats@brockwellpark.com

Summer Splash

New Leaf pond 22.08.13

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.