Oct 11 2012 by Hannah Bewley, Harrow Observer
A UNIQUE area of open space will host guided walks in which the public can discover more about its plants and wildlife.
Bluebell Heath, an area of heathland and acid grassland on Stanmore Common, was recently awarded Heritage Lottery funding for restoration and intensive work has been done to survey the site.
The management committee has found rare plants, insects and an old tree with bat roosts in the trunk as part of the survey into birds, invertebrates, fungi and plants and will share its findings with the public.
On Saturday, October 13, before contractors start clearing areas of scrub and saplings, the first of three guided walks will take place to demonstrate the state of the site.
The second will be on Saturday November 24, during the clearance work, and the third, on Saturday, January 12, will show the result of clearance as the task of nurturing new heathland is beginning.
All three walks begin at 2pm in Stanmore Common car park, off Warren Lane, and last between 90 minutes and two hours.
Everyone is welcome and there will be artefacts and exhibits for children to discover.
For more information, email email@example.com, see www.harrowncf.org or call 0779 483 7302.