Nature - Woodside Playing Fields
The playing fields offer large areas of open grassland, and a number of mature trees are dotted around the grounds. Daffodils, crocuses and bluebells provide colour in the spring.
The adjacent Albans Wood, a small area of semi-ancient woodland dating back to 1600, is planted with mature beech and oak, and supports a rich variety of wildlife. Muntjac deer, red fox and grey squirrel can be seen in the wood, and birds include nuthatch, great spotted woodpecker and tree creeper, chiffchaff and blackcap in the spring. Pipistrelle and noctule bats can be spotted on bat walks.
Albans Wood is to the west of the playing fields. It was declared a local Nature Reserve on 21 June 2006. If you would like to become a member of the Friends of Woodside Playing Fields and get involved in erecting bat and bird boxes, clean-up and planting days, please contact 0203 567 6900