What with its 8, 308 000-strong population and the density of its built environment, the uninitiated mightn’t expect to find much greenery in the city. Happily, it is not so, and as outlined in their new tome, The Wild City Book, Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks share a surfeit some outdoorsy secrets… even if you do find yourself living in The Big Smoke.
In celebration of the of the book’s publication, the Natural History Museum is hosting a special wildlife garden event on the 29 May, entitled Go Wild in the City with Fiona and Jo.
Kids can get their hands dirty in the NHM’s magnificent gardens, all the while learning how to make their own nectar café for birds and insects, go on a nature detective scavenger hunt for worms, leaves and feathers and even make their own clay butterfly. The authors will also be on hand to sign copies of the book. Go wild.
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD, nhm.ac.za