Easter Activities

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

The sun gave warmth that defrosted the morning frost, but the chill of the night resulted in a poor moth trapping, only 4 moths, pairs of Yellow Horned .....


and Hebrew Character

 I was thankful that the rain from yesterday was not relived today, especially as we had a Children’s Easter Event which included a bird ringing demonstration and an Easter egg quest walk. It was a great morning, the children really enjoying the owl pellets dissection supervised by Glennis, and also the arts and crafts activities which included mask making and basket making amongst other varied things.


The demo group in the ringing room let the children release the birds, getting up close to see the Lesser Redpolls, Tits, and Siskins that had just been caught in the mist nets and processed, adults and children really gaining from the detailed and informative presentation by Tony and team.

We ended up following a multi-coloured trail created by Monique and Jenny to the elusive, mythical Greater Golden Oriole nest by the Lake Hide where the chocolate eggs were given out.

Once tidied up and everyone having left I turned my attention to clearing felled timber from the Early Purple Orchid area where I hope none have been damaged.

We now have Common Toad spawn in the scrapes and our Greylag Goose is back on her Island!

Thank you for all the help today, certainly the children appeared to enjoy themselves…. and the adults!

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