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Wildlife Walks Guided by RDNHS

Ruislip Woods NNR
Wednesday 4th July 2018
White Admiral and other local Lepidoptera.

Meet at 10.30am at the end of Reservoir Road, by the entrance gate to Poor's Field/ entrance to Ruislip Lido car parks, HA4 7TY.

Joint meeting with Herts and Middlesex Butterfly Conservation Branch. Bring lunch.

Details from Dick Middleton on 020 8845 6207 or 07597 369067.

Ruislip Woods NNR
Saturday 7th July 2018
A repeat of the walk undertaken earlier in the week (see Wednesday 4th).

Any member of the friends is welcome to go on walks organised by Ruislip and District Natural History Society. Each walk is guided by a local expert who has great experience of the wildlife in Ruislip Woods.

If you wish to go on this walk, please contact the organiser first and they will give you more details. This walk may also be cancelled if there is insufficient interest, so do get in touch in plenty of time in advance and definitely not later than 6pm the night before. Anyone wishing to become a Friend of Ruislip Woods please see Join the Friends.
Please note that the RDNHS website is not currently working.

Bishops Wood, Harefield
Saturday 4th August 2018

A visit for Silver-washed Fritillary and other summer butterflies. Meet at 10.30am.
Details from Dick Middleton
020 8845 6207 or 07597 369067.


Guided Bat Walk Saturday 19th May 8.15pm

The walk will start at the Woodland Centre, by the lido beach, with a short talk followed by a walk around the lido path.


We will meet outside the new Woodland Centre by the beach and café at the Lido as in recent years the path around that side of the lake has seen the best display of bats.

We have some bat detectors but bring your own if you have one and also a torch.

Children are welcome but not dogs on this walk please.

The walk will not take place if it has rained in the two hours prior to the walk as the bats will not come out.

Adults £2, Children £1.


Priority will be given to those belonging to the Friends of Ruislip Woods, click here if you wish to Join the Friends


Click here to download a Bat Walk Poster


12th May Bat Walk Cancelled

Unfortunately the bat walk planned for 12th May was cancelled due to the weather. Bats don’t come out if the insects are rained off. Hoping for better luck on 19th May.


2018 Ruislip Woods Festival Cancelled

We are very sorry to be forced to cancel this year’s Ruislip Woods Festival.

The site off Breakspear Road South was just too waterlogged to accommodate a large crowd and their cars. We had hoped that the sight of the sun for a few days in April would help the situation but unfortunately the underlying water level was still too high, so reluctantly we had to cancel.

We will be back with more fun than ever next year.


Ruislip Woods Festival 2017
To see an account of the 2017 Woods Festival, click here.

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