Wildflowers of the Creek
Saturday 20th July, 10am - 1pm The Thames in inner London supports a high diversity of wild plant species, some native and others from around the world. Deptford Creek is a tributary of the Thames and has an especially diverse flora for its size. The beach at Creekside Discovery Centre is a rare feature in inner London on two counts 1. There is a natural gradient from the river through to dry land where the full range of inter-tidal habitats can be seen.2. The beach is managed to maximise diversity. Join us for an interactive and information morning discovering the flora of the Deptford Creek. This event will be led by Nick Bertrand, conservationist at Creekside Discovery Centre. The morning will begin with an introduction to Creek flora at the Discovery Centre and will be followed by a closer look at the wildflowers in Deptford Creek. On the day we will look at and discuss habitats within the Creek, species living within the different zones, Creek rarities and specialists, alien and invasive species, management and the approach taken to wildflowers within Deptford Creek. Refreshments will be available. This event is targeted towards adults, children aged 12 and over are welcome to attend. Please note that this event is aimed at interested individuals and is not suitable for ecology or development professionals. If you would like to attend this event but are restricted financially please contact us as we might be able to help.