After four years of dedicated work – majorly delayed by the Covid crisis – the much loved Camley Street nature park in the heart of King’s Cross is to reopen on October 13th. 10 – 4pm, Wednesdays to Sundays. To quote from their new website:
Camley Park is a unique urban nature reserve, surrounded by significant new development in a bustling part of central London – between King’s Cross and St Pancras.
The woodland, grassland and wetland habitats including ponds, reedbed and marshy areas, provide a rich habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and plant life, while our new Visitor and Learning Centre will cater for the thousands who visit annually.
Construction of the new Visitor and Learning Centre including our new in-house cafe has now been completed. Alongside the Centre, much-needed, access improvements, new interpretation and habitat enhancement works have taken place, including desilting the ponds, enhancing the wildflower meadow and improving the wetland and reedbed areas. With our volunteers we are in the process of creating a new butterfly and invertebrate bank at the north end of the site, visitors will be able to watch it develop and grow over time.
100m of multi-functional floating reedbeds have been placed in the water’s edge along this area of the Regent’s Canal. They incorporate habitats for birds to nest in, invertebrates to live in, fish to spawn and shelter from predators in. The reedbeds also provide a range of ecosystem functions, including the absorption of excess nutrients from the water, mitigating canal pollution.
The park will host a range of family events and school visits as well as events and meetings – and they have a new café open from 10-4pm serving drinks, cakes and bagels.
For more information check out their new website.
Who could believe it ? From this…….