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Published 10th March 2015
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This free frogtastic event celebrates the time of year when frogs wake up from their winter hibernation and return to the ponds and pools to lay frogspawn.
Taking place at Greenwich Ecology Park on Sunday, 15th March, between 11am and 3pm, the event is jam packed with froggy activities, this event features pond dipping, close up frogspawn encounters, an interactive garden pond workshop and frog mask making.
Visitors will also be able to follow the specially designed 'What Does the Frog Say?' prize trail and toddlers 'Tadpole’s Tale' trail to find out more frog facts. The event will also be offering some tasty refreshments from the barbeque and a range of froggy toys for sale. Greenwich Ecology Park will be offering all mums and female carers a free cup of tea and a cake as part of Mother's Day – another great reason to bring along the family.
Senior Warden, Joanne Smith said: “Frog numbers are in serious decline worldwide so it’s more important than ever for us all to do our bit to support these fascinating animals.
“We are currently raising funds towards building a new classroom and this will be a fantastic resource to spread the word about frogs, run more pond dipping events and help educate people about nature.”
By coming along to this event, visitors will also have a chance to learn more about, and support, Greenwich’s Outdoor Classroom Appeal, with funds sought for a new learning facility to benefit the community. Other ways to support the classroom project are by donating at Asda Charlton on Saturday March 7th, at www.spacehive.com/frog or at Greenwich Ecology Park.
The Ecology Park is owned by national land management charity, The Land Trust and managed on a daily basis by The Conservation Volunteers. It has great support from the Friends group, and being a free London attraction, is a fantastic place to visit, whatever the weather.
To find out more about the Ecology Park and what’s going on, visit www.greenwichecologypark.com, our previous piece Nature's Paradise and visit www.spacehive.com/frog to pledge to the classroom appeal.