At 12-00 on 13th July members of Wren met up with Newham Green Hands for a walk through the Alexandra Lake area to look for wildlife. It was great to see a dozen young people from Newham keen to take in the diversity of plants and animals hiding in the undergrowth.
Every clump of Common Ragwort seemed to be covered in the orange and black caterpillars of the Cinnabar moth. A patch of Weld or Dyer’s Rocket was found on a piece of burnt ground. Many Meadow Brown butterflies flew about us, with smaller Skippers, a few Gatekeepers and two Marbled White. Marbled White
Thanks to the Green Hands initiative this was a very enjoyable stroll through the “jungle” on our doorstep. Thanks also to the experts from Wren who named virtually everything we saw!