At the end of May 2012, volunteers from the BNP Paribas CIB London office worked with the Royal Parks Foundation to plant over 2000 reed bed plants in Regent’s Park, creating a fantastic new area of habitat in central London.
Reed Beds provide home to some of London’s more interesting and uncommon wildlife which depend on the dense cover for nesting, feeding and breeding. Wildlife includes secretive birds such as the water rail and reed warblers; amphibians such as frogs, toads and newts; invertebrates such as Emperor Dragonfly and Azure-blue Damselfly; and many moths such as Webs Wainscot.
Sara Harrison, Projects Officer at the The Royal Parks Foundation, commented on the hard work carried out by the team: “It makes such a difference to have so much dedicated man power available on one day to help us with the work both physically and financially.”
Read the Royal Parks Foundation blog to see photos and videos from the day.