As part of London Green Champions we took some of the young people on a trip to the Hyde Park education centre.

Royal Parks engagement officer Connor Butler taught the young people how to spot the difference between hoverflies, bees and wasps.

They also lifted logs to take photos of the woodlice, slugs, snails, spiders and insect larvae living underneath.

Afterwards they caught newts and tadpoles and learned to identify male newts by their spotted stomachs. After lunch they went on a walk past the Serpentine Lake and took pictures of ducks, geese and herons.

They also photographed butterflies, ladybirds and squirrels on their way through the park.

Photos by Jalal and Hassan

Learning about all aspects of the environment, including ecology and the benefit that green spaces have on our mental health and wellbeing are integral to our London Green Champions project.


Thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund for making these sessions possible.