|5 October 2014||12:00 - 17:00|
Join Museum scientists and visiting experts to celebrate the rich diversity of life sustained by our nation's hedgerows at this free family event.
Hedges support many animals by providing them with food and shelter. Berries and seeds are food for birds, while holes beneath hedges are often home to small mammals.
Get down to the garden:
- Meet hedgehogs and other hedgerow residents.
- Take a guided tour and hear about the uses of hedgerow plants.
- Build your own winter bird feeder.
- Try hedgerow-inspired crafts and leaf rubbing.
- Learn how to identify seeds and fruit.
- Discover urban beekeeping.
- Enjoy tea and refreshments.
In the Darwin Centre
- Identify your mystery plant and fossil finds with experts from the Centre for UK Biodiversity.
- Hear about Fabulous Fungi and Terrific Toadstools in the Attenborough Studio at 12.30 and 14.30.
- See insects and plants from our collection.