Tower Habitats, Trees for Cities, the People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the Save KEMP group joined forces on 22nd February to put on a free community event in King Edward Memorial Park. Mayor Lutfur Rahman, cabinet members Cllr Rabina Khan and Cllr Alibor Choudhury, and over 130 local residents came down to the park to help plant wild flowers in the park and learn more about the elusive and charismatic stag beetle – one of the UK’s largest insects. Participants were offered free stag beetle bucket homes to encourage this rare insect back into urban areas. The event also gave the chance for the community to come together to find out more about the work the Save KEMP group are doing to preserve the future of the park and enjoy nature themed arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment, a Bengali folk dance performance and a picnic.
Photo by Trees for Cities