50 years ago red kites were almost extinct in the UK due to persecution but thanks to conservation measures by the RSPB and volunteers they can now be seen right across the country and on a daily basis over and around Isleworth.
At this exclusive event, Keith will give an illustrated talk about their reintroduction and how they were protected by law in Elizabethan times.
We had some great entries for the photography competition from adults and children alike. The standard of photography was really high with technically excellent and imaginatively created images by children and adults of all ages. By far the most popular category was Nature which perhaps reflects the changed lives we’ve all had in the last 15 months, with more time to look around us and really notice our surroundings. Our small panel of judges looked not only for technical ability but for the personal stories within the images reflecting the themes of nature, family and community.
For the pictures and comments go to the Winners page.
We now have residents of all ages enthusiastic about making a new wildlife-friendly area. By reducing mowing and sowing wildflower seeds we are creating a flower meadow and children are invited to adopt nest boxes made by Les and volunteers.
Les hopes to put the new nest boxes up on Sunday 22nd September at 10.30 am. He would appreciate any help from some younger Dads (or indeed anyone up for it) with drill, screwdriver and a ladder.