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Go green on Sunday! Park’s invitation to meet the trees

Visit Gillespie Park for a greater understanding of trees and ecology

Visit Gillespie Park for a greater understanding of trees and ecology 

Published: 15 May, 2015
by DANNY JUDGE

A GREEN oasis in Finsbury Park will be the venue for an ecological educational walk this Sunday.

The 2.8-hectare nature reserve Gillespie Park is home to a wealth of wildlife, including 244 species of plants, 94 species of birds and 24 types of butterflies. 

The park’s volunteer warden Chris Setz will be leading the hour-long walk around the park, and is aiming to promote greater understanding of the trees and vibrant ecology there.

The event is organised by the Friends of Gillespie Park member Pat Tuson who is encouraging people to join the walk and to take advantage of this time of year. She said: “The birds are chirping and the plants are blooming. The park is absolutely charming at the moment.”

The event will take place at 3pm on Sunday May 17 at Gillespie Park Local Nature Reserve, Drayton Park. Meet inside the Ecology Centre for the hour-long walk. Please contact Pat Tuson on 020 7609 5093 or email pattuson@btinternet.com for more information.

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