The Fascination of Reedbeds walks at WWT London Wetland Centre, WWT London Wetland Centre, Barnes, London
Saturday, 19 May 2012 14:30 to Sunday, 20 May 2012 15:30
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Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT
020 8409 4400
- Website: http://www.wwt.org.uk/...
- Cost: £ 0 to £ 10.99
- Added by: WWTLondon
Reedbeds provide vital habitats for an array of wildlife from the secretive bittern to songful warblers, but they have many human uses too. For starters, the edible rhizomes are a starch-rich food source.
Historically, reeds were used for thatching and in the creation of many everyday items such as paper, pen nibs and mouthpieces for wind instruments. A more modern use of reedbeds is their role in phytoremediation – cleaning waste water.
Join us on a walk around the wetlands to explore the different aspects and functions of reedbeds and even try your hand at writing with a reed pen.
The walk is free with entry to the Centre and you don’t need to book.
This walk is part of the first international Fascination of Plants Day.
Image: reeds – Nick Cottrell