#SustFest Discover Nature

11th MAY – 1st JUNE


multi 119 - st peters churchyard - no daffodilDISCOVER ST PETER’S CHURCHYARD

11TH MAY – 1ST JUNE All day
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Discover the trees and wildlife in St Peter’s Churchyard. Information available in the South Porch.
Where St Peter’s Church, St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3HG
Info http://www.stpeterschurch.uk.com/about-us/our- church-and-churchyard/churchyard
ST PETER’S CHURCH, ST ALBANS


SATURDAY 11TH MAY


11-5-heronHERONWATCH 2019

11am – 3pm
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Visit Verulamium Lake and take a closer look at its thriving heron colony through telescopes at our watch point.
Where Near Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HE
Info ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans
Will go ahead in bad weather.
RSPB ST ALBANS


11-5 125 tree walk View 03GUIDED TREE TOUR OF ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL

2.30pm – 3.30pm
TOUR / CHILD FRIENDLY / £3 PER ADULT, FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER14 / BOOK

Celebrate the launch of our new Tree Trail by exploring the grounds of St Albans Cathedral and the city’s oldest trees with one of our experienced guides.
Where St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard AL1 1BY
Info Book tickets at http://www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/special-events
ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL


SUNDAY 12TH MAY


11-5-heronHERONWATCH 2019

11am – 3pm
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Visit Verulamium Lake and take a closer look at its thriving heron colony through telescopes at our watch point.
Where Near Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans AL3 4HE
Info ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans
Will go ahead in bad weather.
RSPB ST ALBANS


11-5 125 tree walk View 03GUIDED TREE TOUR OF ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL

2pm – 3pm
TOUR / CHILD FRIENDLY / £3 PER ADULT, FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14 / BOOK

Celebrate the launch of our new Tree Trail by exploring the grounds of St Albans Cathedral and the city’s oldest trees with one of our experienced guides.
Where St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, AL1 1BY Info Book at http://www.stalbanscathedral.org/whatson/ special-events
ST ALBANS CATHEDRAL


103 - harp lib demNATURE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD

3pm – 5pm
WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Walk through some of our most beautiful hidden bits of nature and look at ways we could improve your local neighbourhood.
Where Footpath opp Red Cow, Westfield Rd, Harpenden AL5 4ND
Info http://www.hitch-harp-libdems.org.uk 07747 470239 Walks will go ahead whatever the weather.
HARPENDEN LIBERAL DEMOCRATS


TUESDAY 14TH MAY


14-5 144 wild medicine lucy blundenWILD MEDICINES ON YOUR DOORSTEP

7:15pm – 7:30pm start 9:30pm finish
TALK / HEALTH / £7 INC TEA/COFFEE

Wild medicines are everywhere; let Lucy Blunden, medical herbalist pique your curiosity with the wealth of health at your feet. Interactive talk and herb hunt.
Where The Plough & Harrow, Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PR
Info http://www.hchealth.org.uk
HARPENDEN COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH


14-5 55 Dusk Bat Walk Image _c_Harry_Hogg_c_DUSK BAT WALK

8.30pm – 10.00pm
WILDLIFE / FREE / BOOK

Come along to Harpenden Common to find out more about the nocturnal residents that dominate the skies.  (Photo: Harry Hogg)
Where Harpenden Common, Harpenden AL5
Info Book at http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4237-bat-walk-sustfest-2019 01582 768278
HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL


THURSDAY 16TH MAY


WoodcraftFolk 6-9'sCOME OUTSIDE AND PLAY!

6pm – 7.30pm
PLAY / CHILDREN AGED 6-12 / FREE

Come and play in the woods with the Woodcraft Folk! From den-building to rope bridges, whittling and crafts. Dip in and out; see what we do at our weekly sessions!
Where Nomansland Common – Meet at the car park on Ferrers Lane, Wheathampstead
Info Facebook: @StAlbansDistrictWoodcraftFolk
ST ALBANS DISTRICT WOODCRAFT FOLK


DUSK BAT WALK

8.30pm – 10.00pm14-5 55 Dusk Bat Walk Image _c_Harry_Hogg_c_
WILDLIFE / FREE / BOOK

Come along to Harpenden Common to find out more about the nocturnal residents that dominate the skies. (Photo: Harry Hogg)
Where Harpenden Common, Harpenden AL5
Info Book at http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4293-dusk-bat-walk-part-of-sustfest 01582 768278
HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL


FRIDAY 17TH MAY


17-5 woodcraft folkCOME OUTSIDE AND PLAY!

6pm – 7.30pm
PLAY / CHILDREN AGED 6-16 / FREE

Come and play in the woods with the Woodcraft Folk! From den-building to rope bridges, whittling and crafts. Dip in and out; see what we do at our weekly sessions!
Where Nomansland Common – meet at the car park on Ferrers Lane, Wheathampstead.
Info Facebook: @StAlbansDistrictWoodcraftFolk
ST ALBANS DISTRICT WOODCRAFT FOLK


SATURDAY 18TH MAY


18-5 75 - vvs RiverFly-KickHOW HEALTHY IS THE RIVER VER? RIVERFLY DEMO

10am – 4pm
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

See how many creatures live in the river. We check up and down the river every month counting the creatures to tell us how healthy our chalk stream is.
Where Verulamium Park – by the river at St Michaels Bridge, St Albans AL3 4SJ
Info http://www.riverver.co.uk. John Pritchard johnp@riverver.co.uk. Rain or shine 01727 835957.
VER VALLEY SOCIETY


18-5 34 - earthworks - use this oneEARTHWORKS ECO SITE OPEN GARDEN AND PLANT SALE

12noon – 4pm
GROWING / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

A chance to see our eco-building and other projects using principles of sustainability, conservation and environmental awareness at our 3-acre site.
Where Earthworks, Hixberry Lane, St Albans AL4 0TZ
Info http://www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk
EARTHWORKS ST. ALBANS


18-5 56 Bee photo for sustainability SPCWOODLAND PARK – BEES AND TREES

12noon – 2pm
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

An educational morning on how we encourage wildlife and pollination, and what we make and create from our resources, including bee-keeping and hazel coppicing.
Where Jersey Farm Woodland Park, Jersey Farm, St Albans AL4 9LQ
Info Bad weather will cancel event 01727 831871
SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL

SUNDAY 19th MAY


19-5 76 Common-Green-ShieldbugTALK AND WALK: AN INTRODUCTION TO BUGS AND BEETLES

2pm – 4pm
WILDLIFE / £4pp / BOOK

A talk and walk looking for bugs and beetles. For adults and accompanied older teenagers.
Where Highfield Park Visitor Centre, Hill End Lane, St Albans AL4 0RA
Info http://www.highfieldparktrust.co.uk/calendar. If rain, will extend the indoor talk and cancel the walk.
HIGHFIELD PARK TRUST


THURSDAY 23RD MAY


23-5 16 - seeds to specimensSEEDS TO SPECIMENS – ESTABLISHING NEW TREES IN THE URBAN FOREST

10am – 1pm
GROWING / ADULTS ONLY / FREE / BOOK

Thousands of trees are planted every year, but many fail in the first few years. Find out how quick & simple maintenance can help trees thrive in the long term.
Where St Albans Community Garden, Hixberry Lane St Albans
Info alex.laurie@stalbans.gov.uk 01727 866100
ST ALBANS CITY AND DISTRICT COUNCIL/CDA HERTS


SATURDAY 25TH MAY


25-5 11 - herts showHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW -A SHOWCASE OF HERTFORDSHIRE’S FINEST!

8.30am – 5.30pm
DAY OUT / CHILD FRIENDLY

A showcase of Hertfordshire’s finest farming, food, shopping and entertainment. Hertfordshire’s biggest family day out!
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertsshow.com
HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW


25-5 128 Bee-apisHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW –MEET THE BEES AND THE BEE KEEPERS

8.30am – 5.30pm
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY

Local honey and other hive products available to taste and purchase. See how you can help support local bees and other pollinating insects.
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info http://www.hertsbees.org.uk
Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertshow.com
HERTFORDSHIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION


25-5 170 - festiwool - from googleFESTIWOOL POP-UP @ HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW

8.30am – 5.30pm
WOOL / CHILD FRIENDLY

Festiwool is hosting a marquee at the Herts County Show, telling the story of wool from sheep to fashion and everything in between with love for our crafts.
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info http://www.festiwool.com
Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertshow.com FESTIWOOL


25-5 121 Broad_Colney_Lakes_2WALK AROUND BROAD COLNEY LAKES

1pm – 3pm
WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Come and enjoy a 3 mile walk around one of our beautiful, local nature reserves. All welcome.
Where Meet at car park adjacent to St Peter’s Church, London Colney AL2 1QA
Info Facebook: @dagnallstreet
Event will continue unless extremely wet! 07786 262215 to confirm.
DAGNALL STREET BAPTIST CHURCH


SUNDAY 26TH MAY


25-5 11 - herts showHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW –
A SHOWCASE OF HERTFORDSHIRE’S FINEST!

8.30am – 5.30pm
DAY OUT / CHILD FRIENDLY

A showcase of Hertfordshire’s finest farming, food, shopping and entertainment. Hertfordshire’s biggest family day out!
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertsshow.com
HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW


25-5 128 Bee-apisHERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW –MEET THE BEES AND THE BEE KEEPERS

8.30am – 5.30pm
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY

Local honey and other hive products available to taste and purchase. See how you can help support local bees and other pollinating insects.
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info http://www.hertsbees.org.uk
Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertshow.com
HERTFORDSHIRE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION


25-5 170 - festiwool - from googleFESTIWOOL POP-UP @ HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY SHOW

8.30am – 5.30pm
WOOL / CHILD FRIENDLY

Festiwool is hosting a marquee at the Herts County Show, telling the story of wool from sheep to fashion and everything in between with love for our crafts.
Where The Showground, Dunstable Rd, Redbourn AL3 7PT
Info http://www.festiwool.com
Reduced advance tickets http://www.hertsshow.com
FESTIWOOL


26-5 109 Walk photo SPCSYMONDSHYDE ANCIENT WOODLAND WALK

10am – 1pm
WALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

A stroll around the beautiful countryside in our Parish, visiting Nomansland Common and Symondshyde Ancient Woodland.
Where Nomansland Carpark, Ferrers Lane, St Albans AL4 9FH
Info Neil Harris 07733 326232
SANDRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL


26-5 133 HMBCSAVING THE RARE SMALL BLUE BUTTERFLY IN ST ALBANS– PROJECT LAUNCH

10.30am – 12.30pm
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Short indoor talk on plans for a new butterfly habitat in Chiswell Green. Guided walk (1 mile) around the wildflower meadow and site for the new chalk bank.
Where The Lounge, Greenwood Park Community Centre, Tippendell Lane, Chiswell Green AL2 3HW
Info Presentation indoors, butterfly walk – weather dependent. Malcolm Hull 07768 154324.
HERTS AND MIDDX BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION


TUESDAY 28TH MAY


28-590 - river verPROJECT WALKTHROUGH: IMPROVING THE RIVER VER AND LAKES

10am – 12noon
WALK / TALK / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE

Join the project team and take a walk along the River Ver to see how an ambitious project plans to restore this rare chalk river and improve the Verulamium Park lakes.
Where Verulamium Park, St Albans (outside Inn on the Park).
Info http://www.revitalisingtheriver.co.uk 07341 509689
REVITALISING THE RIVER: ST ALBANS


WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY


29-5 58 - RIver DippingRIVER DIPPING AT BATFORD SPRINGS

10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 3:30pm
WILDLIFE / AIMED AT CHILDREN / FREE

Find out what lives in our rivers and streams, the importance of Batford Springs and how to survey the waterways. Wellies are a must!
Where Batford Springs Local Nature Reserve Centre, Lower Luton Rd, Harpenden AL5 5AQ
Info http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4241-river-dipping-sustfest-2019 01582 768278
HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL


29-5 33 - hmwt Charlie 2019-01-13 11.47.55DISCOVER HEDGEHOGS

2pm-3pm
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / £8 ADULT,
£6 CHILD / BOOK

Discover the fascinating lives of hedgehogs with an expert from Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary. Learn how to help and possibly meet a rescue hog!
Where Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Rescue.
Info http://www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2019-05-29-discover-hedgehogs
HERTS AND MIDDLESEX WILDLIFE TRUST


29-5 3 Heartwood Forest Legacy Event (13 of 27)CAPTURING CARBON WALK: DISCOVER HEARTWOOD’S CLIMATE BENEFIT

6pm – 8pm
WALK / TALK / £5 / BOOK

Join us for an early evening guided walk around Heartwood Forest, learning about the Carbon Capture benefits of planting woodlands.
Where Heartwood Forest, Sandridge AL4 9DQ
Info http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/get-involved/events
THE WOODLAND TRUST


FRIDAY 31ST MAY


Bank vole in the hand - small mammal trappingMARVELLOUS MAMMALS – THE HERTS AND MIDDLESEX WILDLIFE TRUST

9.30am – 11.30am
WILDLIFE / CHILD FRIENDLY / FREE / BOOK

Get up close and personal with the small mammals found in Harpenden and learn about the tracks and signs left by these little critters. (Photo: Amy Lewis)
Where Town Hall, Leyton Rd, Harpenden AL5 2LX
Info http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4253-marvelous- mammals-in-collaboration-with-the-herts-middlesex- wildlife-trust
HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL AND HMWT


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