Making Stonebridge Lock bee-utiful: Planting a Bee-line
July 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
This event is a family-orientated day led by the Stonebridge Lock Coalition, as part of National Park City Week. The main focus will be planting a bee-line of perennial wildflowers to extend and improve the nectar foraging season for pollinators and introduce more larval foodplant species along the Lee Navigation towpath. We will be planting: mullein (Verbascum thapsus), primrose (Primula vulgaris), dog violet (Viola riviniana), lesser knapweed (Centaurea nigra) and buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica).
There will also be a drop-in crafts table for the duration of the event with activities such as: making a plant press, making a bug hotel, leaf rubbing cards bookmarks, etc. There will also be a self-guided nature treasure hunt, where children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. There will be many other child-oriented activities on the day!
This event is an opportunity to learn about improving the habitat for pollinators and plant biodiversity, as well as encouraging those who use the towpath to look after the hedgerow and learn about the impact of plastic pollution and littering.
The event will take place at the Waterside Café at Stonebridge Lock, N17 0XD. Turn left from Tottenham Hale Station. At Tottenham Lock turn left. Continue on the towpath to Stonebridge Lock. At the lock turn left, past the Waterside Cafe to the car park.
Free Parking: Tottenham Marshes car park.