Our photography exhibition is now live and open to visitors in the wonderful Autumnal setting of Walpole Park in the centre of Ealing. If you haven’t yet visited, what are you waiting for?
Now all the winners have had the chance to check it out and see if their images have made it, we’d like to publish the full list of the photographers behind the winning images. To see the images themselves you’ll have to visit the park where they will be on outdoor display until the end of November.
1st Hunting Barn Owl; Nigel Bewley
2nd I’m Nutty For You; Hegarty McGinn
3rd A Frog’s Eye View; Sennen Powell
4th Unexpected Birth; Malgorzata Sikora
5th Ready for lunch; Nicola Butler
6th Triplets; Diana Russell
1st Early morning, Ealing Common; Toby Cross
2nd It’s always worth taking the scenic route; Janet Cree
3rd Autumn returns in Walpole; Ben Harding-Anderson
1st Close Up Inside an Oriental Poppy; Suzanne Tanswell
One of my absolute favourite British birds, the Jay, recently visited my allotment bird feeders. Normally elusive and annoyingly shy, this surprisingly exotic looking member of the crow family’s behaviour is captured beautifully on the motion sensor camera trap.
It also captured a rather familiar vocalisation, which was news to me. Far different to the usual screeching call I associate with this bird, flying off ahead when startled by my approach.
Ever wondered what exactly is a slow worm? Here’s one I found and I explain all about their biology and lifestyle, including some up close and personal footage before releasing him/her back to the wild.
Recording biodiversity on July 28th 2018 at our local conservation project, Boles Meadow with EWG volunteers, members and passersby. Some interesting discoveries crop up, and an impressive list of species is counted for year one of tracking the meadow’s wildlife.
Members of EWG met in June 2018 to clear invasive plant species and plant native aquatic species to encourage bugs, birds, bats and other wildlife to the site. This was part of our bat conservation project sponsored by Greggs local environmental project funding.
We had previously cleared the site with the help of Ealing Rangers to remove unwanted trees, scrub and vegetation that was swamping the meadow edges, overgrowing on the waterside and blocking out a lot of light to the water course fed by Hanwell Spring.
With the help of a hired digger, we also dredged the large pond area and created a wetland scrape in the dampest part of the meadow.
We’d like to let local businesses and organisations know about an exciting community event coming up which they may be interested in providing sponsorship for.
How successful was last year’s photo exhibition?
In September 2017 we launched our first ever photography exhibition, an outdoor display of all the winning entries from the photography competition we opened one month previously. The exhibition received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public and local press.
Originally planned to be on display for the month of October in Walpole Park, in fact it was extended by a month and ran until the end of November. A testament to the popularity of the exhibition as a celebration of the wonderful wildlife and open spaces for nature we are lucky to have in Ealing.
Who sponsored it last year?
Last year we were kindly sponsored by Ealing Council, who have agreed this year to contribute to the exhibition and to build our official website, currently under construction. Here we will display last year’s entries and promote our 2018 event.
Why do we need funding?
We need further funding to help us put on an even bigger, better event this year, so are asking local businesses and community organisations to consider sponsoring us. Costs we need to cover include:
Installation of exhibition boards in Walpole Park
An opening event
In exchange for sponsorship, there would be visibility and acknowledgement for your brand or organisation both online and at the exhibition itself.
What to do if you’d like to sponsor us
If this is something of interest, please email us on [email protected]gmail.com so we can send you more detail on sponsorship options and a press pack.
For now, feast your eyes on the three overall winning photos from last year’s successful exhibition!