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12 May 2009

Get back to nature in Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park, perched on the side of the Thames about a mile South of the Millenium Dome (or 'the O2'), is a four acre wetland area which attempts to recreate wetland habitats in an urban setting.

The Park has two lakes, with raised walkways for visitors, and hosts a variety of wildlife including frogs, toads and newts. In spring and summer, we are told, the Park also has significant numbers of dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies.

Entry is free, and there is a small visitors centre with exhibits on the wildlife in the area. The Park is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5 pm or dusk, whichever is earlier.

For more information, visit http://www.urbanecology.org.uk/gpep.html.

Click here to see the location on a map.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Tired of London!

    I write to inform you of a little gem of an exhibition about to start in East Greenwich. The exhibition by 2 Greenwich artists; Terry Scales and Cristiana Angelini is based on their travels around the British Isles and is full of beautiful nature paintings that will raise your spirits. The exhibtion is entitled 'A Christmas Exhibition of Landscapes, Still-Lives and Pastels'. It is free and at the Paul McPherson Gallery, 77 Lassell Street, East Greenwich, SE10 9PG. The dates are 14th – 26th November 2011, Mon – Fri 11am – 5.30. Saturdays 10.30 – 3pm. There is 'meet the artists' day 19th November 10.30 – 3pm
    Why not visit our websites to find out more;