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Young nature lovers unleash their creativity on Wimbledon Common – South London News

Young nature lovers unleash their creativity on Wimbledon Common – South London News
Young nature lovers unleash their creativity on Wimbledon Common – South London News

A group of young creatives went looking for flowers and leaves to make their own ‘nature canvases’ in Wimbledon Just like yesterday.

Wimbledon Square Nature Clubsupported by the London Wildlife Trust, organised the morning session, which saw children and their families walk around the meadow looking for flowers, leaves and grasses to press into their clothes.

Diego Garcia holds his flowers at Wimbledon Square (Photo: (Auriel Glanville)

Along the way the group spotted ragwort, which is the food of the scallop caterpillar, and saw thistle heads with seeds that birds love.

Back at the information centre, the children – aged six to fourteen – hammered their flower finds into linen cloths with rubber hammers.

Eliza English beats her clothes with a rubber mallet (photo: (Auriel Glanville)

Auriel Glanville, club director, said: “I was so impressed by the creativity of the children, such colourful garments that they can cherish as a reminder of a wonderful morning on Wimbledon Common.”

The next free Wimbledon Common Nature Club session, Butterflies, is on August 4. Visitors are asked to arrive at the information centre at 10am.

The children hold up their completed ‘nature canvases’ (Photo: Auriel Glanville)

For more information visit: https://wimbledoncommonnatureclub,map.co

Pictured above: From left, Hugo Hatts Page, seven, Ashby Hatts Page, five, Siena Hatts Page, nine, Diego Garcia, six, Rosy English, eight, and Charlie Marrett, eight, hold up their flowers on Wimbledon Common (Photo: (Auriel Glanville)



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