Wren 5Oth Anniversary

Summer BioBlitz 2022 Events

Experts will be present to help find and identify and as many species as possible 

No 4   East Ham Cemetery 17th September

Meet at 10-30 in The East Ham Nature Reserve

Norman Road/High Street South, East Ham, E6 4HN

On the 101 bus route.


50th Anniversary

Autumn Celebration

8th October,

Wanstead Golf Club,

Overton Drive E11 2LW

16-00 to 22-00


16-00 Welcome from Wren Chair James Heal

16-30 History of the Wren Group

A screen presentation showcasing the last 50 years accompanied by a “Fireside Chat” with the Wren President and Founding Member Richard Oakman and long-standing members.

17-30 Lifetime awards

Winners of the Local Nature Photography Photo Competition

18.00 Buffet time

Veggie Finger Buffet provided by in-house caterers Teehouse Wanstead. Endless tea & coffee provided,
plus drinks from the bar.

Walkabout to look at displays of winning competition photographs and memorabilia from the past 50 years


19-30: Keynote Speaker

our new Wren Patron,

Gayle Chong Kwan

A local award-winning artist and academic, Gayle will speak about her project work on Epping Forest, environmental art work, art, nature and wildlife.

20-30 Live Music: local folk quartet “Storm in a Teacup”

Tickets: £10 per person. Places are limited so priority will be given to Wren members and partners.

Booking details:

Bank transfer Santander Bank 39134007 sort code 090155

Please reference 50th and include your name and email on the bank transfer form and email wrengroup@yahoo.com


Paypal to wrengroup@yahoo.com, please reference 50th with your name

Wren 5Oth Anniversary

Photography Competition

We are so impressed with some of the wonderful and fun photos that some of you take, we are having a photo competition which will be judged, with awards, at the Autumn Celebration of 50 years of Wren (see below). The theme is broad and simple: “nature and wildlife of our local area”. It could be of a fox, a bird, an insect, a misty morning, or of people enjoying the outdoors (with permission). The only real rules are that the photo needs to be taken this year and it needs to be our local area: primarily Wanstead Flats, Wanstead Park, Leyton Flats and Gilbert’s Slade and the surrounding areas.

Maximum 4 entries per person to be sent to:  wrenconservationgroup@gmail.com


The Wren Summer Newsletter is here(click to dowload pdf)

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