Wild in the Woods

Friday, April 14th 2017

The rain over night did not dampen our Wild in the Woods event this morning, and a great turn out made the walk and activities even more fun! We started from the Field Centre with our journey sticks, ready to collect natural treasures from our walk like feathers, pine cones and fallen leaves.
We made our way along Risedale Beck talking about the varied trees before heading into the conifer plantation for the Get to Know a Tree game…

….which produced plenty of smiles and laughter. The route took us onto the green route where we counted tree rings, rolled logs ….
 …. then sat and sang our ‘This is NOT a Stick’ game, where folk young and old changed their sticks into fishing rods, wands, broomsticks and more!

Quite often the top of the Green Route is not used as much as other routes around the reserve, but today we spent lots of time up there! We shook trees over a white sheet to find creepy crawlies hiding among the leaves...

…and thanked the Magic Archway

….before heading into the conifers to make pictures on the forest floor with natural materials found there.

 All-in-all we had great fun!

In other news, one of our supporters sent these photos of their Barn Owl box with Barn Owls - which in the past our ringing team have had the privilege to ring. It is not always Barn Owls near the box.... seen right, below, are two Egrets near the same box.

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